Do you know or are you a veteran currently transitioning out of active military service or already out? Now there is a new FREE world-class entrepreneurship training option for veterans who have dreamed of owning their own business.
Boots to Business: From Service to Startup– For currently Transitioning Service Members, offered partly at military bases worldwide and then online.
Boots to Business: REBOOT– For all honorably discharged veterans and their spouses, offered at SBA resource partner locations nationwide and then online.
Boots to Business: From Service to Startup and Boots to Business: Reboot are similar U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)-sponsored, worldwide program offered by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU) and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), in partnership with SBA resource partners.
For veterans currently transitioning out of active duty, Boots to Business: From Service to Startup is offered as a component of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS.
Consisting of a three-phase training program developed to introduce and train transitioning service members to business ownership, “Boots to Business: From Service to Startup” begins during the service member’s transition from the service (TAP or TAMP) and can continue if the service member decides to self-select into Phase II and III.
“Boots to Business: Reboot” only has Phases II and III.
PHASE I- Transition GPS Video “The Entrepreneurship Track”: A 12-minute video introducing military service members to business ownership as a “lifestyle” (only offered in TAP or TAMP for “Boots to Business: From Service to Startup” participants)
The next two phases are for both “Service to Startup” and “Reboot”:
Phase III: 8-week Online Course “Foundations of Entrepreneurship”: Boots to Business eight-week instructor-led online “mini-MBA” course that offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and tips and techniques for starting a business. Completion of PHASE II is required before registering for this course.
Learn more about both versions by clicking these links:
Startup Funding 101 Infographic Explains Angel Investor Basics for Early Stage Small Businesses go.usa.gov/NQ85
11 Things Startups Need to Know BEFORE Choosing an Angel Investor go.usa.gov/NaAY
To Get Funding, Help Me Help You- Advice from an Angel Investor to Startupsgo.usa.gov/Na79
Entrepreneurs: Read these tax and legal pros vs. cons of LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp structures before starting up your business or accepting institutional funding such as from Venture Capitalists go.usa.gov/EutG
Buying into a franchise of interest to you? Listen to Bob Melberth’s podcast with SCOREgo.usa.gov/NnwA
The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban & rural areas compete in government contracting. Learn about certification at http://go.usa.gov/mym9
Own a small business? Here’s what you need to know about what “small” means for gov contracting http://go.usa.gov/mymA