On Friday, the University of Montana is inviting veterans of all eras, service members and their families to the ‘Boots to Business Reboot’ Program, to learn the skills necessary to successfully start a business.

UM Veterans Education Transition Program Manager Shawn Grove said the program is hosted by the U.S. Small Business Association.

“The SBA has subgroup called the Veterans Business Outreach Center, and they partner with various groups within the community to help bring these programs to the locals,” Grove said. “The first stage of the program is this Friday that will teach veterans how to create their own business, or perhaps purchase a business. The second stage is an eight-week online program where they can learn how to create an LLC, getting insurance and securing loans.”

Grove said there are already over 15 individuals signed up for the program that kicks off on Friday.

“It begins at 8:30 a.m. at the University Center in room 333, and it’s scheduled to close at 5:00 p.m. but the last 30 minutes is mostly Q and A,” he said. “Lunch is also provided, and the program is free for veterans and their families.”

Advanced online registration is required by visiting this website.