Free Two-Day Training for Veterans and Spouses at WVU Parkersburg

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bootsWest Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Veterans Resource Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts Boots to Business: Reboot, an entrepreneurship training course for veterans and their spouses starting Wednesday, May 20 through Thursday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at WVU Parkersburg’s main campus.

“This is a great opportunity for our area veterans,” said Shawn Healy, veterans advocate at WVU Parkersburg. “It’s a valuable program that teaches ways to reboot small business and is very beneficial for the veterans in our community.”

Boots to Business: Reboot is a two-day course introducing veterans to business ownership fundamentals. During the event, presenters lead participants through the

key steps of evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. The program introduces participants to a network of lifetime business support available through SBA’s network, including: Veteran Business Outreach Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and SCORE Counselors.

Register for the free event at or contact Larry Batten at 304-623-7447 or vog.absnull@nettab.yrral.“The military has a track record of producing outstanding leaders, explaining why nearly 1 in 10 U.S. entrepreneurs are veterans” said Karen Friel, SBA’s state district director. “Trainings like this help develop their skills, connect them to the right resources, and lead them to be successful entrepreneurs in their communities.”

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