Upcoming Entrepreneur Class for Veterans and their Spouses


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From Boots to Business

Free Upcoming Entrepreneur Class for Veterans and their Spouses


SAN ANTONIO – Veterans learn valuable skills and traits that they carry with them long after their service to our country. Many of these traits such as leadership skills, strategic thinking and proficiency in assessing risks directly correlate to skilled needs as an entrepreneur.

The Boots to Business program provides entrepreneurial education and training to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) via the U.S. Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program.

The next training will be held on:

February 4-5, 2020 at Lackland Air Force Base

February 11-12, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base

“Service members have such a wide diversity of talents and experiences, as do their spouses,” said Anthony Ruiz, SBA San Antonio District Director. “This program can help translate that into their entrepreneurial undertakings. 

This graphic shows the different elements of the Boots to Business course. Join a Boots to Business class in 2020! Visit SBA vets dot force dot com.

Boots to Business modules


The classroom-based course provides participants an overview of business ownership, outlining the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources. The training also includes a feasibility analysis practical exercise and an instructor-led, eight-week online course that provides participants the knowledge needed to create an actionable business plan.

The program is administered as a collaborative effort between SBA district offices and resource partners, which include Veterans Business Outreach Centers, Women’s Business Centers, SCORE,   America’s Small Business Development Centers and grant partners. 

Each year, SBA helps more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and military spouses start, grow and expand their businesses. To learn more and register your interest Boots to Business, visit sbavets.force.com.



The SBA San Antonio District Office located in the heart of San Antonio in the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, across the street from the Alamo, with a service area that spans across 55 counties within Texas. The counties served are: Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, Concho, Crockett, De Witt, Dimmit, Edwards, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Irion, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Real, Refugio, San Saba, Schleicher, Sutton, Tom Green, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Williamson, Wilson, and Zavala.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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