William "Joey" Pocan teaches a Boots to Business class at the Hilton in Cincinnati on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Photo by Clay Lomneth / The American Legion.

Boots to Business Reboot coming to Washington Conference

Veterans and military spouses are encouraged to register for a Boots to Business Reboot training program being held later this month in conjunction with The American Legion Washington Conference.

The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW in Washington, D.C.

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 of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Step one in the program is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to all veterans, servicemembers and their spouses. The course is taught by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

Step two is an eight-week online Foundations of Entrepreneurship course taught by a consortium of professors and practitioners led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

To register for the Feb. 24 event, go to http://boots2business.org/rebootapply.