The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting an entrepreneurship training session for veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their spouses on Tuesday, May 22nd at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Cedar Rapids.
Boots to Business: Reboot is a free training session that 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.
Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, Service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.
This session will be held Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 1500 Wright Brothers Blvd. W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52317. The training session is free, but lunch will be on your own.
The first session is followed up with an eight-week Foundations of Entrepreneurship online training (may be self-paced) course presented by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisers from the SBA network, Syracuse University and Mississippi State University. Please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve already attended a previous Boots to Business 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.