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  Andrea Mosley, SBDC executive director (contributed).

ASU's ’Boots to Business’ In-Person Course Starts Aug. 10

- Sponsored by ASU's Small Business Development Center
- Six-week education & training course teaches basics for Veterans, Active-Duty Members & Dependent Spouses.
- Register to attend online at

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU

A specialized in-person small business education and training course titled "Boots to Business" is being offered free of charge exclusively for U.S. military veterans, active-duty members and their dependent spouses from August 10 through August 11 (Thursday and Friday) at Montgomery’s Maxwell Air Force Base (Maxwell). The event is an entrepreneurial education and training program hosted by Alabama State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), explained Andrea Mosley, SBDC executive director. 

"It is important that we offer assistance to our active and retired military members and their spouses who desire to start a business of their own. Our Boots to Business seminar offers them the information and tools needed to develop a small business and an avenue to interface them with the resources of the SBA in such vital areas as SBA loans and capital assets. The course also allows them to seek and receive professional advice from experts at our SBDC center here on the campus of Alabama State University," Mosley said.
Mosley shared that the first two days of the six-week program are in person at Maxwell's Military and Family Readiness Center, located at 55 South Mitchell St., Bldg. 677, with the remaining portion of the educational training being conducted in a virtual format. 
"It is important to note that to attend the first two in-person days, attendees must have pre-approved base access to Maxwell in the form of either a Department of Defense (DOD) active or retired identification card, and there are no exceptions,"
Mosley said while the course is free, registration is required. To register use the following link: 


Mosley shared that this effort was inspired by a spirit of patriotism and wanting to show support for the men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. military, combined with the vision of ASU's CommUniversity program, which is a strategic initiative that utilizes ASU resources and Hornet Nation family members to partner with people and entities outside of the campus.

"This is a major CommUniversity effort between ASU and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force bases and the 187th Wing at Danley Field,” Mosley stated. "We are inspired by our ASU President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., who emphasizes daily the importance of openly and freely giving to others. This is yet another example of Alabama State stepping up and doing what is right for these heroes."

For more information on the event: Maxwell's Tyesha Stiff, email: or phone 334-953-2353.

ASU news media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.