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Operation Boots to Business - From Service to Startup

April 4, 2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense to launch an entrepreneurial training program for transitioning service members to help them become entrepreneurs and create jobs.

Operation Boots to Business:  From Service to Startup is a national program which uses a multi-phased approach to introduce the fundamentals of small business ownership, as well as the SBA tools and resources available to them.  Building on lessons learned from the Boots to Business pilot program, launched in 2012 with the U.S. Marine Corps, the SBA aims to ultimately provide entrepreneurship awareness and opt-in training nationwide to the 250,000 service members from all branches of the military that transition each year.

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