SBA to Deliver ‘Boots to Business: Reboot’ in San Juan
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands district office will host the entrepreneurship training course for veterans known as Boots to Business: Reboot April 20-21 in San Juan.
A two-step entrepreneurship training program open to veterans of all eras (service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses, Boots to Business: Reboot adapts the curriculum from SBA’s successful “Boots to Business: From Service to Startup” program, said SBA District Director Yvette T. Collazo.
“We are committed to providing our service men and women with the tools and resources they need to get new businesses off the ground, explore self-employment opportunities, and continue supporting their families,” Collazo noted.
“Our Boots to Business: Reboot course will lead veterans and other members of the military community through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. Also, they will be introduced to SBA resources available to access capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities.”
The two-day event will be led by SBA district office representatives, with support from its resource partners and experts from SBA’s Veteran’s Business Outreach Center in Virginia.
In addition to connecting with local resource networks, participants also have an opportunity to take advantage of the counseling and training offered by SBA’s resource partner network, which includes the Women’s Business Institute and the Puerto Rico Small Business and Technology Development Center and SCORE.
The Boots to Business: Reboot event will take place from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on both days at the San Juan Industrial Park on State Road PR-1, Km. 25.1, in San Juan.
For more information: (787) 766-5572.
To learn more about opportunities for veterans available through the SBA: www.sba.gov/vets.