A Boots to Business Reboot training program for veterans, servicemembers and military spouses will be held in conjunction with The American Legion’s 57th annual Washington Conference.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, 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 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. Register for the Boots to Business Reboot at http://boots2business.org/rebootapply.

With a current membership of 2.2-million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs.