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Boots to Business

Owning A Small Business
Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and
entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Boots to Business can help.

About Boots to Business
Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the DOD’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate.

During B2B, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.

Participants that complete an in-person or online B2B course can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses. If you’ve already attended an in-person or online B2B course, visit to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses.


Nov 17 2023


8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Fort Bliss
Building 504 Pershing Road, El Paso, TX, 79906 Room 315