Boots to Business program to help veterans get their start as entrepreneurs

By Jackson Atkins
Posted April 22, 2016

Boots to Business program to help veterans get their start as entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest paths to success for veterans. Learn how you can start your own business with the Boots to Business Reboot.

Presented by the Metropolitan State University College of Management in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, this two-part program serves to help veterans understand how to transfer their military experience into viable start up or franchisee owner career paths.

The first component, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, is a free two-day class presented 9 a.m.–5 p.m., May 13 and 20, in Ecolab 302, Library and Learning Center, Saint Paul Campus. The program is open to veterans and their families. Space is limited. Register now at this link.

For more information view this FAQ document. If you have questions, contact Thomas Osborne at 612-370-2356 or e-mail

The program’s second component is the Foundations of Entrepreneurship course. This is a free eight-week online course led by the Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. Participants must complete the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course to be eligible.

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Veterans represent one of the fastest emerging sectors for entrepreneurship start-ups and franchisee owners. This represents a tremendous opportunity for taking leadership in the veteran entrepreneurship efforts and to continue to build strong regional collaboration.