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Boots to Business



Boots to Business (B2B) is the two-step entrepreneurial training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a training track within the Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program. Visit https://sbavets.force.com/s/ for more info.

Two-step training program includes:

 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

A two-day classroom course offered as one of the three Transition GPS elective tracks

 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

An eight-week online course that offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and tips and techniques for starting a business


Curriculum continuum includes:

  • steps for evaluating business concepts
  • the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan
  • information on available SBA resources to help access start-up capital
  • additional technical assistance




Boots to Business Reboot

Already transitioned out of service? B2B Reboot is for you!

Boots to Business (B2B) Reboot is the two-day entrepreneurial training course offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as an Introduction to Entrepreneurship training for veterans of ALL eras. B2B Reboot utilizes the same curriculum as the B2B Transition workshop; the only difference is that classes are NOT offered on a military installation so that those who no longer have base access can participate. B2B Reboot workshops are held at the ODU-IIE VBOC classroom and other various locations throughout Region III (Virginia and West Virginia).

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship Two-Day Course
    A two-day classroom course offered Online, at ODU-IIE classroom at 112 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 or at a pre-selected location to be announced.

To register for a B2B Reboot workshop, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact VBOC at 757-683-5505 or VBOC@odu.edu.




Contact Information

Hampton Roads Navy

FFSC Little Creek
1450 D Street, Bld. 3129
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
(757) 462-7563

FFSC Norfolk
1327 West C Street Bld. U-93
Norfolk, VA 23511
(757) 444-6089


FFSC Oceana
1896 Laser Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
(757) 433-2912

FFSC Newport News Shipyard
2600 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 688-6289


FFSC Portsmouth
620 John Paul Jone Cir.,
Portsmouth, VA 23708
(757) 953-7801


Fort Eustis/Langley AFB

Fort Eustis Army Base (Joint Base Langley-Eustis)
Transition Assistance Program

Army Career and Alumni Program/ACAP
Washington Ave, Building 601
Fort Eustis, VA 23604

POC: (757) 878-2881

Langley AFB (Joint Base Langley-Eustis)
Transition Assistance Program

Airman and Family Readiness Center
45 Nealy Avenue, Wing B, Suite 100
Building 15, 633 FSS/FSFR
Langley AFB, VA 23665-1898

POC: (757) 764-3990 / (757) 764-3990


Fort Lee

Fort Lee
Transition Assistance Program
1401 B Avenue, Building 3400 Room 126
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1506

POC: (804) 734-6615

Quantico Marine Base

Quantico Marine Corps Base
Transition Assistance Program
Career Resource Management Center (CRMC)
3019 Embry Loop
Quantico, VA 22134

POC: (703) 784-2511

Dahlgren Naval Support

Dahlgren Naval Support Facility (NSA South Potomac)
Transition Assistance Program
Fleet and Family Support Center
6027 School House Lane, Suite 208, Building 214
Dahlgren, VA 22448

POC: (540) 653-1839


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