BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT

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Join us Thursday, November 3rd from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM as Certified Business Advisor and Ohio SBDC District Director Michael Bowers conducts step one of the Boots to Business The Entrepreneurship Track of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). This track is the two step entrepreneurship training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a training track within the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). This course is open to Service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses.The curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundation knowledge required to develop a business plan. In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities. After completing Boots to Business, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, and launch their enterprise.

This one-day course offered as a TAP training track for those interested in learning more about the opportunities and challenges of business ownership. Subject matter experts and practitioners from SBA and its network of partners teach the course at over 180 military installations worldwide. Participants learn business fundamentals and techniques for evaluating the feasibility of their business concepts. FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EIGHT-WEEK COURSE After completing the Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, Service members and their spouses can elect to further their study through an instructor guided high-touch eight-week online course taught by professors from a consortium of accredited universities led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. By dedicating a minimum of 10 hours per week to connected and independent study, participants work through the fundamentals of developing an actionable business plan.

To register visit: http://boots2business.org/rebootapply/ 

To learn more visit:  https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd/resources/160511

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