Who: Open to veterans, service members (including members of the Guard and Reserve) and military spouses who run a business or are interested in learning about starting a small business.
What: Registration is now open for Boots to Business Reboot. This two-step entrepreneurial program begins with an in-person course instructed by a leading entrepreneurship professional, where participants learn the fundamentals of business ownership, including evaluating business concepts, legal and financial practices. Participants will meet local SBA partners who can assist them after the course.
When: October 3, 2016 at 8:00 am CDT – October 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm CDT
Where: Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506
How to Sign Up: To sign up for the Boots to Business Reboot course, interested participants must fill out the Boots to Business Reboot registration form for the Aurora course at http://boots2business.org/rebootapply/. Lunch is provided for all attendees.
Additional Details: Boots to Business Reboot is offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration through a public private partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the Marcus Foundation and First Data Corporation. After completing the training, participants can register for “Foundations of Entrepreneurship,” an eight-week, online course led by instructors from Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
Facts about Veteran Entrepreneurs: Veterans are at least 45 percent more likely to take the plunge into entrepreneurship than people with no military experience. Veterans own approximately 2.4 million businesses, or 9 percent of all businesses nationwide, generating $1.2 trillion in receipts and employing nearly 5.8 million people. A recent SBA study of Boots to Business graduates found that they were 79 percent more likely to start a business after completing the training.