CRRL Hosts Veteran-Focused Introduction to Entrepreneurship

by | Mar 16, 2017 | Business

By Samantha Thomason, community relations manager, Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Boots to Business Reboot: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, a one-day, veteran-focused entrepreneurship course, will be presented from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Marci Posey, economic developer with the Small Business Administration, will present the workshop at Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s (CRRL) Porter Branch, 2001 Parkway Blvd., in Stafford.

This free class is open to all veterans and their spouses.

SBA’s Boots to Business Reboot is a national program designed to introduce veterans and their spouses to the basics of small business ownership, including techniques for evaluating the feasibility of their business concepts, the components of a business plan, an introduction to private and public resources, and opportunity recognition.

In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available for start-up capital, technical assistance, and contracting opportunities.

This program is also recommended for those who wish to grow an existing veteran-owned small business.

Register online at www.boots2business.org/rebootapply (select Stafford, VA location) or by calling 804-253-8906. Registration is preferred but not required. Walk-ins will be accepted, as space allows.

The one-day introduction to entrepreneurship course on March 23 is the first step in the two-step Boots to Business Reboot training program. Upon completing the introduction, participants can apply for acceptance to the eight-week online Foundations of Entrepreneurship course, led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

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