Basic Training

COVID-19 Resources

Post-Shutdown Resources

  • PPP Loan Forgiveness Explanation 
  • PPP EZ Full Forgiveness Application 
  • PPP EZ Forgiveness Application (self-employed, no employees, OR did not reduce salaries or wages of employees by more than 25% and did not reduce the number of hours of employees, OR experienced reductions in business activity as a result of health directives related to COVID-19 and did not reduce salaries or wages of employees by more than 25%)
  • Checklist to Reopen Your Small Business
  • Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which will make it easier for small business owners who have received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to qualify for loan forgiveness. Some key changes include an extension from the 8-week forgiveness period to a 24-week forgiveness period, a decrease in the minimum amount that must be spent on payroll from 75% to 60%, an increased loan maturity from 2 years to 5 years for new PPP loans and an extended deadline to rehire staff. Also, new are safe harbors for small businesses unable to return to previous business levels or unable to rehire or find new, qualified employees, allows borrowers to use 60% of the loan amount for payroll costs and up to 40% for debt obligations, including interest on a mortgage, renty payment, or utility payments. Details here.

Non-Government Resources

During (and after) Shutdown Resources

SCORE webinars, courses, and workshops, View Here

Wednesday July 22, 2020, – 2:00 P.M.  How to Future-Proof Your Business and Prepare for the New ‘Normal’, presented by Salesforce and Entrepreneur. We’ll cover the areas businesses need to think about as they reimagine operations—everything from how to communicate and deepen relationships with customers to planning for customer safety to ensuring supply chain success and more. We’ll help small and midsize businesses anticipate expectations going forward and understand the tools and resources they’ll need to future-proof their business. The speakers will be Kylee Hall, Vice President of Marketing at communication platform Remind, and Adrian Fallow, AVP of SMB Sales at Salesforce. Attendees of this webinar will come away with a checklist to follow as your business continues to adapt to the changing environment. You’ll learn: Strategies for delivering customer-centric digital transformation; How to lead and drive change within your organization; and Techniques for building a culture that quickly adapts to meet customer expectations

National Women’s Business Council: Visit HERE to view upcoming topics for Webinar Wednesdays, webinars to support women entrepreneurs in starting and growing your business.


Military Basic Training was intended to give you the skill sets you would need to survive in a military environment. This section will help you prepare to survive in the private sector business environment, providing FREE training and resource guides in the most common skill-sets needed to start and grow your own successful business.

Like any business, intel and resources will evolve over time, so check back for updated materials and new topics. If you don’t see what you need, call us at 800-542-7232. We are honored to serve you!

Boots to Business: Intro to Entrepreneurship (B2B)

Boots to Business (B2B) 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). The VBOC encourages TAP-eligible and active duty personnel, military spouses, veterans and civilians with base access to attend this free 2-day introduction to entrepreneurship training class covering topics you need to consider before and as you start your business.

Boots to Business is organized by the Fleet & Family Support Center on Naval installations, the Airman & Family Readiness Center on Air Force bases, the Soldier-For-Life Transition Assistance Program on Army installations, through the Marine Corps’ Transition Readiness program, and the Coast Guard’s Health Service-Work Life Office. For a calendar of classes by type and/or by state, check out Under “Class Type,” select Boots to Business for training on military installations or Reboot for Veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life.

For more information on the Boots to Business program and SBA’s Office of Veteran Business Development, visit

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The Florida Veterans Business Outreach Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with Gulf Coast State College and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.