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Aug. 15, 2019

Boots to Business Reboot Program Teaches about Starting or Growing a Veteran-Owned Business

Registration is underway for Boots to Business Reboot with the U.S. Small Business Administration, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses interested in learning about starting or growing a veteran-owned business.

The program will take place Thursday, Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth floor of Pensacola City Hall, 222 W. Main St.

Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website to register for the Boots to Business Reboot program.

The course is open to veterans of all eras, active duty service members including National Guard and Reserve, and their spouses. 

City of Pensacola staff members are among the guest speakers for the course, which provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Economic Policy Coordinator Rebecca Ferguson will be discussing how to understand markets and your competitive space, and Assistant Purchasing Manager Hosea Goodwyn will be speaking about City of Pensacola programs available for small businesses and businesses owned by veterans, minorities or women.

During Reboot, 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. The program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.

Participants who complete an in-person B2B Reboot course can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, offered at no cost to service members, veterans and military spouses. Those who have already attended an in-person B2B course may visit to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses.

For more information, please contact Natalie Hall at 904-443-1902 or
Boots to Business Reboot: Starting or Growing a Veteran-Owned Business. Sign up for Boots to Business Reboot, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses
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