U.S. SBA announces new partnership program for Veterans

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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced a private-public partner initiative to support its Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship training program.

The initiative was announced on November 2nd to kicked-off National Veterans Small Business Week (Nov 2-6).

The partnership includes The Marcus Foundation, First Data Corporation and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

Through the partnership, the SBA will “present more than 100 entrepreneurial training workshops over the next year to veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses,” according to a press release.

“Military veterans represent a vast pool of talent and tested skills that make them natural business leaders,” SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet explained in the press release. “This private-public partnership will make it possible for more veterans to gain the tools necessary to start their own successful businesses and create good jobs in their communities.”

Training and workshops will help participants learn the basics of business ownership and introduce them to various local SBA resource partners such as Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, SCORE and Small Business Development Centers.

Participants will also be eligible to register for an online course led by instructors of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

Those interested can learn more about the Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship training program by contacting their local SBA office or visiting www.sba.gov/bootstobusinessreboot.