Starting or Growing a Veteran-Owned Business
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 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.
Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisers.
Step two is one of the online follow-on courses instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisers from the SBA Network. Please email the team at email@example.com if you’ve already attended an in-person Boots to Business class, and wish to sign-up for an online course.
The next class in Houston will be at: Combined Arms, 2929 McKinney Street, Suite #A, Houston, TX 77003. Wednesday, May 1st, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Seating is limited so you'll need to register right away.
It's time for a little Financial Spring Cleaning!
SBA’s Learning Center has a variety of free online training courses on topics such as financing your business, accounting and pricing.
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April 11: Veteran Resource Workshop: VETERANS, LET US SERVE YOU by helping your small business startup, succeed, and grow! This FREE workshop will introduce you to the resources that are available to help you plan or grow your business, learn about federal contracting opportunities, and find financing.
April 12: Is Your Small Business Burdened by Federal Regulations? Join this small business regulatory forum to tell us about the federal regulations that concern you the most. This will be an opportunity for small business owners and those who represent small businesses to educate the Office of Advocacy through first-hand accounts of how they are impacted by federal regulations.
April 15: Federal Grants to Fund Your Innovations: Did you know $2.5 billion of funding is granted each year to support small business innovation? This SBIR workshop begins with some basics of the SBIR/STTR programs and then covers the process for developing a competitive proposal, and ends with Q&A session.
April 23: SBA/USDA Economic Roundtable: Attend to learn about the assistance and loans offered by the SBA, USDA- Rural Development, USDA- Farm Service Agency and other support organizations that can help you start/grow your business or improve your community!
April 30: Doing Business with the Federal Government- Certifications Workshop: As the owner of a small business you might be able to earn your share of this huge market! You may qualify for SBA Federal Government enhancement programs based on a variety of factors including the primary location of your business and your social/economic status.
April 12: Understanding Your Business Financials
Apr 14: Building Your Company Culture
The SBDC and PTAC are teaming with the UH Office of Technology Transfer & Innovation to hold an event on 4/24/2019. The purpose of the event is to introduce individuals to the technologies managed by UH with a focus on matching small businesses with UH technologies to champion them through to commercialization. Register Here
April 13: Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar
April 27: Legal Issues - What Business Owners Must Know