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Boots to Business: Reboot Classes

Wednesday, November 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm • Organized By U.S. Small Business Administration
Cardinal Room, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014


This free one-day training session introduces veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership and the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. The training is hosted by the SBA Iowa District Office and the Veterans Business Outreach Center and features additional presentations by SBA resource partners, including SCORE, America’s SBDC - Iowa (the Small Business Development Centers), and local bankers, lawyers and small business owners.


Boots to Business: Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.


The initial program is followed up with one of two opportunities.  Foundations of Entrepreneurship is an eight-week, online training (may be self-paced) course presented by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA network, Syracuse University.  Mississippi State University offers a six-week online, interactive classroom focused on identifying and understanding customers; developing and refining a business mode; and drafting a business plan.


Please email the team at if you’ve attended a previous Reboot class, and haven’t yet taken, but are interested in taking the online course.


After completing Boots to Business: Reboot participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local resources and launch their small business.

To register for Boots to Business: Reboot classes go to  and create a profile for notification of future veterans training and events. 

Jayne Armstrong
U.S. Small Business Administration
(515) 284-4026
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Iowa State University Memorial Union
Cardinal Room
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
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