Boots to Business program for veterans reaches new milestone

Washington DC -Boots to Business has reached a new milestone in its mission to help veterans, active-duty service members and military spouses become business owners.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), more than 100,000 current and aspiring veteran business owners have participated in the agency’s Boots to Business training course as of Sept. 30.

“We are very proud of this monumental milestone and thank all of the resource partners who have worked so hard over the years to conduct this training for our military community,” Larry Stubblefield, associate administrator at the SBA Office of Veterans Business Development, said in a statement.

Every year the SBA helps more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserve and military spouses start, grow and expand their own businesses, according to the organization.

Founded in 2013, the Boots to Business program helps veterans by providing entrepreneurial education and training to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses through the U.S. Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program.

“The SBA is all about powering the American dream,” Stubblefield said. “This is no different for the veteran business community.”