Boots to Business targets military members, their spouses

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Who better to live the American dream of business ownership than those who have defended that dream through military service.

They can start that journey by attending Alabama State University Small Business Development Center’s "Boots to Business from Service to Startup" program on Oct. 7-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Maxwell Air Force Base, 55 South Mitchell St., Building 677. Attendees must possess personal military identification to access the base. 

The two-day entrepreneurial education and training program is restricted to active duty, Reserve and National Guard members and their spouses. The program is offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program. 

Participants will gain the skills and knowledge needed to launch a business, including key steps for developing business concepts and a business plan.

 For more information and assistance with online class enrollment, please call 662-325-4990 or 334-953-5653. For more information about the Alabama SBDC at ASU and its upcoming events, visit or contact  334-229-4138 or email

 The event is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Veteran Business Outreach Center, Mississippi State University, Maxwell Air Force Base Transition Assistance Program and the Alabama SBDC Network at Alabama State University

 News media contact:  Hazel Scott334-652-3039