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The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Boots to Business program has now trained 25,000 transitioning service members. For two years, Boots to Business — the entrepreneurship track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) — has provided entrepreneurship and business planning training to members of America’s armed forces who are transitioning to civilian life, giving them the tools to start their own successful companies. Boots to Business helps service members and their spouses explore careers in entrepreneurship by showing them how to apply their military skills to start and grow their business.
Boots to Business is now available on more than 165 military installations worldwide. The training program provides military service members and their spouses the opportunity to explore business ownership and self-employment, helps them evaluate the feasibility of their business concepts and connects the aspiring business owners to SBA’s network of resource partners.
Boots to Business delivers entrepreneurship education and training to transitioning service members and their dependents who are exploring or pursuing small business ownership and self-employment. Boots to Business is available at no charge on military installations worldwide to Service members and spouses transitioning or retiring from service. HBM