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Entrepreneurship Training for San Diego Veterans & Military Families

Boots to Business Reboot Course on August 25 and 26

San Diego CA— Registration is now open for Boots to Business Reboot, the entrepreneurial training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This two-step program begins with an in-person course, 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.

The course is 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.

To sign up for the Boots to Business Reboot course, interested participants must fill out the Boots to Business Reboot registration form for the San Diego course at the http://boots2business.org/rebootapply/.

When: August 25, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. PDT – August 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm PDT

Where: 2-1-1 Building, 3860 Calle Fortunada, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92123

Boots to Business Reboot is offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration through a public private partnership with the Institute of 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 at Syracuse University.

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% more likely to start a business after completing the course.