Boots to Business

Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup, operated by the IVMF, is offered by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU) in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). A three-phase training program developed to introduce and train transitioning service members to business ownership, Boots to Business begins during the service member’s transition from the service (TAP or TAMP) and can continue if the service member decides to self-select into Phase II and III.

  • Phase I- 12 minute video introducing military service members to business ownership as a “lifestyle” (offered in TAP or TAMP)
  • Phase II- 90 Minute Session and “Introduction to Business Ownership” textbook (offered in TAP or TAMP)
  • Phase III- Boots to Business eight-week online “mini” MBA