Wilkes Community College Small Business Center will host the Boots to Business Reboot training program, Starting or Growing a Veteran-Owned Business, on October 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This program is a two-step training 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 SBC and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.
  • Step two is one of the online follow-on courses instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors form the SBA network. For more information about the program email sespinos@uncfsu.edu or lsbrintle336@wilkescc.edu or call 336-838-6166.
  • To register for the seminar: go to https://sbavets.force.com/; click Login/Create a profile to enroll in course. Select the course on the calendar to register for October 23, 2018 Reboot at Wilkes Community College.

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial training program designed for Veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life. The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. Veterans of all eras, service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses are eligible to enroll in classes.

The Small Business Center Network, comprised of 58 small business centers throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling and resource information.