Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot. Boots to Business is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Greg Lyles and his son Chandler, a retired USAF Airman, turned their love of barbecue into a successful business that has generated over $1 million in sales in the past year alone. The idea for Lyles BBQ was sparked while the two were transitioning out of the military, but they knew they needed more resources and expertise to kindle their plan for a business. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s veteran entrepreneurial training course, Boots to Business, taught them to manage budgets and cash flow. Today, business is smokin’.
Did you know that this week the Small Business Administration (SBA) is celebrating and educating small businesses, especially those owned and operated by our Veterans. SBA is celebrating, connecting, and empowering veterans, service membe
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