Owning a business isn’t for everyone, but statistics certainly give our Veterans a higher success rate than others. They bring amazing advantages to the entrepreneurial game, things like discipline, perspective, leadership ability, and the learned skill of seeing problems as opportunities, to say nothing of having accomplished ambitious goals.

The U.S. Small Business Administration launched the “Boots to Business REBOOTprogram throughout the country two years ago. REBOOT is designed for Veterans of all eras, and Servicemembers, that include National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses and dependents. The Nevada Small Business Development Center is providing this powerful program throughout the state of Nevada for the third year, reaching out to new Nevada locations.  The program is entirely free and has already been provided in seven Nevada communities that include Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Laughlin, Reno, Elko, Fallon, and has added Ely and Mesquite to its 2017 calendar.

College of Southern Nevada hosts the Mesquite program on Sat., April 8  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with lunch included. The program is completely free, and registration is required.

Boots to Business REBOOT is a full-day training event 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. There are 8 topics covered that include:

  • Intro to Business Ownership
  • Basics of Business Opportunity Recognition
  • Understanding Markets
  • The Economics of Small Business Start-Up
  • Choosing the Correct Legal Entity
  • Financing the Venture
  • Intro to Business Planning
  • Moving Forward with Resources


To register and find out more information/full details of the REBOOT program in all Nevada locations please visit the Nevada SBDC’s training calendar at www.nsbdc.org. Additional information is available at the national Boots to Business website at http://boots2business.org/





Event: Boots to Business REBOOT


Presenters:  Shaundell Newsome (former Air Force, current business owner) and Kathy Carrico, Nevada SBDC Training Director


Date:     Sat., April 8, 2017


Time:    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Location:  College of Southern Nevada, 140 N. Yucca Street, Mesquite, NV 89027


Cost:  Free to the public


RSVP Direct Link: http://nsbdc.org/education-training/business-training-calendar/veterans-boots-to-business-reboot-13/


RSVP by Phone: 775-784-6879


Program Questions: Contact Kathy Carrico at (775) 240-0356, or kcarrico@unr.edu.


Local Contact: Rachel Dahl, Mesquite Regional Business, Inc. (702) 208-8445  <rdahl@mrbnv.



The Nevada SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with mental or physical disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact your local NSBDC office or the State Office at 775-784-1717 to make arrangements. SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions or services of any external parties or activities.