SBA’s 2nd Boots to Business: Reboot Entrepreneurial Training Program for Veterans set for July 24th in DFW, after kickoff event at the White House
Dallas-Fort Worth has been selected as the 2nd location for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Boots to Business: Reboot training course for veterans. The two-day “Introduction to Entrepreneurship Class” will teach veterans the fundamentals of business ownership, including how to evaluate business concepts and develop a business plan. The training led by representatives from SBA’s resource partners and industry experts will begin at 8:30 am at the TCC Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle. More than 200 veterans have registered to attend.
The classes kicked off at the White House on July 11th and are scheduled to be held in 12 cities across the U.S.
“SBA is committed to serve the veterans who have served America,” said SBA Regional Administrator Yolanda Garcia Olivarez. “In many cases, their military careers have equipped them with the skills and training to be outstanding entrepreneurs.”
Boots to Business: Reboot will adapt the curriculum from the SBA-sponsored Boots to Business: From Service to Startup, a worldwide program offered as a component of the Department of Defense’s redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. The curriculum, developed to introduce transitioning service members to business ownership and connect them to resources in their local communities, will now be available to more than 22 million veterans who have already transitioned into civilian life.
Following the two-day training, participants will also be eligible to register for “Foundations of Entrepreneurship” an eight-week, online course led by instructors from Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF).
“This is a great opportunity offered to our nation’s service members to be the next small business owners, which will ultimately contribute to economic growth and job creation” said Herbert Austin, SBA’s DFW district director.
In addition to connecting with local resource networks, participants also have an opportunity to take advantage of the counseling and training offered by SBA’s resource partner network, which include Veterans Business Outreach Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and SCORE.
Each year SBA helps more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans and reservists start and grow their small businesses. To learn more about opportunities for veterans available through the SBA, visit www.sba.gov/vets.
*Event is open to press.
WHAT: Boots to Business: Reboot – Introduction to Entrepreneurship Class
WHEN: July 24-25, 2014 │Thursday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.│Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
WHERE: The TCC Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity Campus Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102
For more information about “Boots to Business: Reboot”, visit the Boots to Business website at www.boots2businessreboot.org.