Boots to Business Reboot is coming to Brownsville Feb. 13, helping veterans via training to pursue business ownership. The two-step training program provides participants with a direction to small business ownership using character, discipline and skills.
The training provides an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, and an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan. Boots to Business Reboot also incorporates a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, as well as an introduction to available public and private sector resources.
Silver Trevino Jr., owner of Ready Tee in McAllen and a Vietnam veteran, is a Boots to Business Reboot graduate. He states that thanks to Boots to Business, he has received help from “great people at no cost,” such as the SBA and SBDC.
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help,” Trevino states.
Two steps on the path to business success
Boots to Business Reboot’s two-step training is both in person and online.
Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to veterans of all eras. Service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses may also participate. SBA and its partners, who are business advisors, instruct the course.
Step two is one of the online follow-on courses under the instruction of a consortium of professors and business advisors from the SBA network.
Boots to Business Reboot takes place from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC), 500 E. St. Charles Street. Registration is available online.