Resources for Veterans

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by SBA as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). B2B provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. Classes are at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Must have base access.

Boots to Business | Reboot provides assistance to anyone interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. 

Additional Veteran Specific Resources

Veterans Guide Advocacy Center

The Veterans Guide’s mission is to assist veterans with the array of issues they may face, including obtaining proper disability compensation, financial assistance, information on the GI bill, and more. They have created helpful guides and will continuously be adding more. Recently, they made a calculator that helps veterans calculate how much their VA rating should be, especially when it comes to combining ratings and complicated VA math.

Veterans in Agriculture

This program by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship provides resources and support to veterans interested in pursuing agricultural ventures. They offer workshops, mentoring, networking opportunities, and access to agricultural education programs.