SBA Announces FY 2018 Veterans Programming Schedule for Iowa
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Iowa
District Office and the Veterans Business Outreach Center announce a monthly Small Business Bootcamp webinar series for veterans,
National Guard members, Reservists and their spouses to help start, build and
grow their small business. The webinars will be held on the 2nd
Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be recorded and
posted on the office’s website at www.sba.gov/ia.
Webinar topics include:
October 11 Veterans Business Outreach Center
November 8 SBA Veterans Advantage Loan Program and
other Small Business Financing Options
December 13 Iowa’s Targeted Small Business certification
& TSB Microloan Program
Webinar topics will be announced
in advance for the following dates:
January 10; February 14;
March 14; April 11; May 9; June 13; July 11; August 15 and September 12.
Interested individuals can participate
via AT&T Connect: To join AT&T Connect Conference:
Click here: https://connect16.uc.att.com/sba/meet/?ExEventID=83740601
Call: 1-888-858-2144 - When prompted, enter the
meeting access code: 4554497#
Boots to Business: Reboot Classes
The SBA also announced its schedule
for the Boots to Business: Reboot classes for FY 2018. The free one-day training session introduces veterans to the fundamentals of business
ownership and the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a
business plan. The training is hosted by the SBA Iowa District Office and the Veterans
Business Outreach Center and features additional presentations by SBA resource
partners, including SCORE, America’s SBDC - Iowa (the Small Business
Development Centers), and local bankers, lawyers and small business owners.
Boots to Business: Reboot 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.
The initial program is
followed up with one of two opportunities.
Foundations of Entrepreneurship is an eight-week, online training (may
be self-paced) course presented by a consortium of professors and skilled business
advisors from the SBA network, Syracuse University. Mississippi State University offers a
six-week online, interactive classroom focused on identifying and understanding
customers; developing and refining a business mode; and drafting a business plan.
Please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve attended
a previous Reboot class, and haven’t yet taken, but are interested in taking the
After completing Boots to Business: Reboot participants
will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity,
draft a business plan, connect with local resources and launch their small
November Boots to
Business: Reboot classes:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
University of Iowa’s Pappajohn Business Building
21 E. Market Street, Room W401
Iowa City, IA 52242.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Iowa State University Memorial Union, the Cardinal
2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50011.
to Business: Reboot classes are scheduled as follows:
January 24, 2018
– DMACC in Ankeny
April 11, 2018 –
Upper Iowa University in Fayette
May 22, 2018
– Iowa Army National Guard HQ in Cedar Rapids
TBD – Iowa Army
National Guard – Camp Dodge in Johnston
TBD – Iowa Air
National Guard – Sioux City
register for Boots to Business: Reboot classes go to https://sbavets.force.com/ and create a profile for notification of future
veterans training and events.
information, contact Jayne Armstrong at email@example.com or (515) 284-4026.