Owning a business isn’t for everyone, but statistics certainly give our veterans a higher success rate than others.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has recently launched the Boots to Business REBOOT program throughout the country. REBOOTS is designed for veterans of all eras, and service members, that include National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses. The Nevada Small Business Development Center is providing this powerful program throughout the state of Nevada in 2016. The program is entirely free.

Boots to Business REBOOT is a 2-step program: Step One is a full-day training event that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

Step Two provides the opportunity to enroll into a free, eight-week online Foundations of Entrepreneurship course instructed by a consortium of professors and practitioners led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. To register and find full details of the REBOOTS program in all Nevada locations, visit the Nevada SBDC’s training calendar at http://nsbdc.org/education-training/business-training-calendar/ . Event: Boots to Business REBOOTPresenters:  Shaundell Newsome (Airforce) and Eric Grimes (Navy)Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pmELY Date/Location:  Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Great Basin College, Room 111ELKO Date/Location: Saturday, June 11, 2015 – Great Basin College, HSCI Bldg., Room 107Cost:  FREERSVP online at http://nsbdc.org/education-training/business-training-calendar/  by Phone: 775-240-0356Program Questions: Contact Kathy Carrico at (775) 240-0356, or kcarrico@unr.edu.