Boots to Business & Follow On Courses

For those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship – 2-day course: Open to service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses.
  • Eligibility for Follow On Courses: Completion of the Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2-day course, whether Boots to Business or Reboot.

LENGTH
  • Step 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 2-Day Course
  • Step 2: Two 3-week courses with a 2-week rest period
Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship

A one-stop resource connecting thousands of service providers to the veteran and military-connected entrepreneurs who need them.


WHAT YOU’LL FIND
  • National Entrepreneurship Resource Database
  • Best Practices for Educators and Training Programs
  • Supportive Services
Coalition for Veteran Owned Business

Supporting the success of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses by demystifying the process and connecting business owners to commerce and supply opportunities.


WHAT YOU’LL FIND
  • Resources to connect small business owners with education, lending and networks for entrepreneurs
  • Solutions, products and services in a collaborative, accessible manner
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

Learn the steps and stages of business creation, with a tailored emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with being a veteran business owner.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Post 9/11 veteran with a service-connected disability

LENGTH
  • 30 days – online
  • 9 days – residential training
  • 12 months post program support
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Families

Offering small business training and a vocational, economic path forward for military spouses and family members, or surviving spouse of a military member who gave his or her life in service to our country.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Military family members who serve in a caregiver role to a veteran with a service-connected disability

LENGTH
  • 30 days – online
  • 9 days –  residential training
  • 12 months post program support
V-WISE IGNITE

Helping women veterans and military spouses explore the opportunity of small business ownership as a post-service career path.

Eligibility

  • Women veterans
  • Active-duty women
  • Women military spouses/life partners

Length

  • One-day conference
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Providing women veterans and military spouses the training, networking and mentorship supports they need to be successful in turning a small business idea or start-up into a growing venture.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Women veterans
  • Active-duty women
  • Women military spouses/life partners

LENGTH
  • 15 days – online
  • 3 day – conference
  • 12 months post program support
VETNET

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges. To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one efficient, easy place to start.


WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
  • A free, online resource for veterans and military families innovative networking tools
  • Career training
  • Job opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship classes