Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Classes

The VBOC of NE offers education and training programs to get you started on your way to owning your own business.

Boots to Business and Boots to Business l Reboot are two step training programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)   The VBOC of NE also works closely with the Women Business Centers operated by the Center for Women & Enterprise to refer clients to the workshops, programs and services they offer for start up and growing businesses.

Boots to Business (for those currently serving and their spouse)

Boots to Business

Boots to Business is the two step entrepreneurship training program for those currently serving (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses.

The curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities.

The two-step training program includes:

Introduction to Entrepreneurship Two-Day Course:  A two-day classroom course offered for those interested in learning more about the opportunities and challenges of busine3ss ownership.  Participants learn business fundamentals and techniques for evaluating the feasibility of their business concepts.

Foundations of Entrepreneurship Eight-Week Course: Instructor-led online course that offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and tips and techniques for starting a business

After completing Boots to Business, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, and launch their enterprise. 

This program is offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a training track within the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP),

 

Boots to Business l Reboot (for Veterans no longer in the Service and their Dependents)

Boots to Business l Reboot

Boots to Business | Reboot is an entrepreneurial training program designed for Veterans of all eras and their dependents that have made the transition back to civilian life.

The curriculum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance.

The curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing  foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship Course One-Day Course:  This course is for those interested in learning more about the opportunities and challenges of business ownership. This course is instructed by the SBA and its partners who are skilled business advisors. Participants learn business basics and techniques for evaluating the feasibility of their business concepts.

Foundations of Entrepreneurship Eight-Week Course: This online course is instructed by a consortium of professors and practitioners led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. By dedicating a minimum of 10 hours per week to connected and independent study, participants work through the fundamentals of developing an actionable business plan.

Offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration through a public private partnership with the Institute of Veterans and Military Families, the Marcus Foundation and First Data Corporation


 

Steps to Starting A Business - VBOC of NE - Nov 29

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you.