As Marines and their families separate or retire from the Marine Corps, the prospect of owning their own business is often the next step, they look to pursue. Did you know that Veterans own about 9.1 percent (2.5 million) of the small businesses in the U.S. and employ more than 5 million Americans?
Boots-to-Business, commonly known as B2B, is an introduction to entrepreneurship course presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its partners as an additional track complementing the Transition Readiness Seminar. This course provides a step-by-step overview of what it takes to start a small business. It also introduces you to SBA and partner resources that can assist you or growing your business
To begin exploring this idea, tap into this single source of advice, services, resources, and partners from the U.S. Small Business Administration download the free U.S. Small Business Administration National Resource Guide found at https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2022-04/national-resource-guide-2022_0.pdf
If you are looking for what it means to be an entrepreneur and a discussion about the opportunities, challenges, military skills, and attributes that transfer over to entrepreneurship, contact your Transition Readiness Program office or your Family Member Employment Assistance Program office to enroll in a Boots-to-Business session to learn more.