What We Do: Training

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Training is the most essential part of starting a business.  We have subject matter experts that can assist you with understanding business plans, financials, marketing, sales, human resource management, and more.

We have pulled together a collection of free materials that are openly accessible around the Internet.  Let the following training pages help direct your training efforts in lieu of spending hours searching the web for information.

Regional and Local Programs

Regional B2B and Reboot B2B Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced a major expansion of their post-military entrepreneurship training efforts by expanding its Boots to Business entrepreneurship program beyond just transitioning troops to any veteran or their spouse interested in business.  Download this B2B Takaways. You will also see a list of how to sign up for the classes on the post nearest you in MO, IA, IL, NE & KS.  All other states click here for more information.

Reboot Boots to Business is a one-day training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources. For MO, IA, IL, NE & KS click here for schedule.  All other states click here.

Local Bootstrap Program

Our local 2 day fast paced class designed to help you get your idea out of your head and on to one sheet of paper. We combine the traditional business plan course with the Lean Canvas Business Model to help move you through indecision, assessment of an idea and implementation. Local marketing, legal and finance experts will present to the group.

Limited enrollment to the first 15 qualified personnel. Application Required.

  • Schedule: Saturdays
  • Location:  911 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63101 other sites coming soon
  • Military, Veterans, NG/Reserve = NO COST
  • Spouse/Significant Other = No Cost
  • All Others = $10

Questions: Maggie Peterson (314) 531-8387 or mail to: peterson@vetbiz.com.

Free Online Training

And it’s amazing how much information is on the Internet.  We have brought together some of the best free online training links to benefit getting you started.

Small Business Administration Training Center – A combination of brief courses, videos and chat sessions to assist you in navigating the small business process. From accessing capital to hub zone certifications.

Game Changers Podcast – Government Contracting Game Changers is a weekly podcast designed to help government contractors find and win more contracts. Each week Game Changers brings our audience new techniques and strategies from industry specific Subject Matter Experts (SME’s).