Military Veterans and Spouses Invited to Business Webinar Designed for Them

Apr 6, 2021

A free resource for military veterans and their families aims to help them adjust to civilian life.

Veterans Business Outreach Center of Illinois is hosting a webinar Wednesday through SIU-Carbondale called Boots to Business Reboot. It provides information on business ownership, finances and more.

The center's co-director Makeba Butler says -- as a veteran herself -- she remembers trying to figure out what she could do outside of the military.

"We try to encourage and empower -- also through education -- the veteran to look at the skills and the gifts and the knowledge they have received from the military itself and kind of incorporate it into not all the time looking for a job, but utilizing your skill and your talent and your expertise and making your own job."

Butler says another webinar is scheduled for April 14 through SIU-Edwardsville. To register, send an email to