Tagged: TAP

Boots to Business – Barksdale, AFB – Shreveport, LA

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Boots to Business | Reboot is an entrepreneurial training program designed for Veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life. The curriculum continuum includes steps… Read more

All Military Bases Now Offer Mandatory Transition (TAP) Classes for Veterans Returning Stateside

On December 6, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the long-awaited overhaul of the military’s Transition Assistance Program is now operational at all 206 military installations worldwide. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides a three-day class that helps prepare service members for the civilian job market.  It is now a requirement for all separating troops, in keeping with a law enacted… Read more

Fewer Veterans Starting Businesses; New Program Will Train Veteran Entraprenuers

Veterans made up only 6% of all new entrepreneurs last year, compared to 12% in 2000.  That’s a 50% decline in new veteran owned business start ups and a continuance of a decline which began over two decades ago.  These findings come from a recently published CNNMoney report based based on research conducted by the Kauffman Foundation, which focuses on entrepreneurial… Read more

Virginia Veterans Now Eligible for Hearing and Speech Telecommunications Equipment

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Virginia Relay have announced that military veterans living with a hearing or speech loss are automatically eligible for telecommunications equipment through Virginia’s Technology Assistance Program (TAP), according to a news release. The Technology Assistance Program provides telecommunication equipment to qualified applicants whose disabilities prevent them from using a standard… Read more

Operation Boots to Business Program to Introduce Returning Vets to Entrepreneurship

Operation Boots to Business Introduces Returning Veterans to Entrepreneurship The Boots to Business program uses a multi-phased approach to introduce transitioning service members to the fundamentals of small business ownership and to the SBA tools and resources available to them. The SBA aims to ultimately provide entrepreneurship awareness and opt-in training nationwide to the 250,000 service members from all branches… Read more