Trainings & Workshops

Boots to Business

Start your entrepreneurship journey with Boots to Business or Boots to Business Reboot, foundational entrepreneurial education and training programs for transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses.

BOOTS TO BUSINESS

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

What is it?


The “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course is the foundational piece of Boots to Business (B2B). Participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This two-day in-person program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.

What will I learn?


Participants are introduced to the business fundamentals they need to launch a business:

Participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This two-day in-person program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.

Boots to Business Schedule
August — December 2021


FormatDateTypeTimeLocation
Online9/9/211-day8:30 AMTravis AFB – Fairfield, CA
Online9/9/211-day8:30 AMBeale AFB – Marysville, CA
Online9/16/211-day8:30 AMNAS Lemoore – Lemoore, CA
Online9/23/211-day8:30 AMNAWS China Lake – Ridgecrest, CA
TBD – In-Person10/19, 10/20/212-day8:30 AMNSA Monterey – Monterey, CA
Online11/4/211-day8:30 AMNAWS China Lake – Ridgecrest, CA
Online11/9/211-day8:30 AMTravis AFB – Fairfield, CA
Online12/1/211-day8:30 AMBeale AFB – Marysville, CA

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EQUIPPING YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE

Veterans are natural entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Character developed in the service is a great prerequisite for small business ownership. Many service members and veterans are disciplined, goal-oriented self-starters who know the value of being decisive and flexible. However, being a successful entrepreneur in today’s market is no small task!

Our training will prepare your business with key insights from top business leaders.


ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Our partners at SBA and NorCal SBDC offer a wide range of workshops to help you gain a deeper understanding of best business practices to help you succeed. Both SBA and SBDC workshops are completely free and cover many core aspects of running a business, including funding, target marketing, lease negotiation, market research, business planning, financial management, trade, and more.

sba learning center

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a range of no-cost courses to help you understand the basics of business owenership.

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on-demand learning

We offer a wide range of no-cost, pre-recorded webinar-style business trainings designed to help you succeed.

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