Business seminar offered for veterans, active military and spouses

VeteransLogoBoots to Business, a business seminar for veterans, active and reserve military and their spouses, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The Ohio Small Business Development Center, YSU’s Veterans Resource Center and the Williamson College of Business Administration have partnered to offer the program, which aims to help participants bring their business ideas to life. The agenda will introduce available business education options and networking opportunities.

YSU President Jim Tressel will provide the opening remarks for the daylong event, to be held in Room 3423 of Williamson Hall, 221 North Hazel Street, Youngstown, with parking available in the Wood Street lot. There is no charge for the program; lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Topics for the day include: cultivating a business idea, financial analysis of the project, funding sources, the basics of a business plan and more. Economic development providers and lenders will be available to offer additional information and resources. Talmer Bank and Huntington Bank are co-sponsoring the program.

To register, visit The registration deadline is Friday, June 19. For more information, contact Patricia K. Veisz at