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Learn the Basics of Entrepreneurship at Free Military Boots to Business Course in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A free entrepreneurial boot camp for transitioning or retiring military and their families will be held next week at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.

The Women’s Business Center of North Alabama is gearing up for Boots to Business, a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration offered as a component of the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program. The two-day event will take place Jan. 27-28.

WBCNA President and Chief Executive Officer said the course is important for the Huntsville area, which is home to a large number of military service members.

“According to the Small Business Administration, veterans are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans,” she said. “Additionally, over 250,000 service members transition from military service to civilian life each year.”

Attendees will learn the basics of entrepreneurship and how to develop a successful business plan. When the two-day course is complete, participants will have the option to continue their studies through an instructor-led eight-week online class with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

The course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Redstone Arsenal One-Stop in building 3494 on Honest John Road in Huntsville. For information, contact Betty Anderson at 256-842-2719 or   To register for the program, go to

January 19, 2015

Lucy Berry | By Lucy Berry |

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