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VetBiz and the VBOC Program

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program is a one-stop-shop for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses looking to start, purchase, or grow a business. The VBOC program is nation wide initiative deployed by organization across the United States. VetBiz  is proud to be a part of the VBOC network. We serve Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.   

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VBOC Program

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

VetBiz Entrepreneur Process

VetBiz is here to assist you, not do the work for you! Our five stage process is designed to help veterans and military family entrepreneurs make decisions that are right for their current situation. Learn how the unit at VetBiz can help you achieve your goals!

5 expectations for clients of VetBiz. Assessment, Education, Counseling, Operation Assistance, Community Advocacy


VetBiz intake counselors work with clients to assist current entrepreneurial abilities using validated evaluation programs. The counselor discusses the pros and cons of the venture’s readiness for small businesses and makes recommendations.


Building a veteran-owned business is a robust process that requires exploration of new behaviors and learning. VetBiz offers opportunities for entrepreneurship education through professional development programs such as VetBiz ActivateCEO Round TableBoots to Business and Boots to Business Reboot, and a rotating selection of virtual and in-person classes. 


Our counselors work to help our clients understand marketing plan creation, financial management, and other business-related concepts. Start-up Ventures receive emphasis on counseling and education in small business processes and planning. Expanding Business receive an emphasis on growth and development. Companies are assisted in evaluating themselves and potential vendors across 4 key dimensions: Quality ProductService; On Time Delivery, and Reasonable Price.


Clients are assisted with securing business loans or other capital, preparation for operations and opening up the small business. Client successes are promoted through social media and other avenue and client is promoted to other VetBiz clients and potential partners. 


All of our service are provided at no cost to the client. Therefore we ask all clients that have gone through our program and operate successful businesses give back to the community. Advanced clients help mentor developing clients. Mentors stay with the new business owner throughout the duration of the VetBiz process. We believe that exposure to other local, regional and national programs helps our clients stay focused and continue to grow.

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Boots to Business

Regional Boots to Business

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 Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate.

Boots to Business Reboot

Boots to Business Reboot is a one-day training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

Resources and Updates for Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneurs. For Local Updates check out the VetBiz News and Events Page.  Ready to Take Action? Request Counseling Today!

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Find The VBOC In Your Region!

New England Region

Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England

Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Old Dominion University Veterans Business Outreach Center

Community Business Partnership

  • Address: 6564 Loisdale Court, Ste 600, Springfield, VA 22150
  • Website: www.cbponline.org

Great Lakes Region

VetBiz Central, Inc

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Great Plains Region

That’s Us! You’re in the right spot! 

Pacific Region


  • Address: 3831 N. Freeway, Ste 105, Sacramento, CA 95834 
  • Website: www.vbocix.org

SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center

A New Leaf, Inc. – AWEEc

Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific

Atlantic Region

Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership

Southwest Region

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center at Gulf Coast State College
    • Address: 5230 US Hwy 98, Asbell Building, Room 206, Panama City, FL 32401  
    • Website: www.vboc.org

Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University

  • Address: 1200 Murchison Rd, Building: BCBE, Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • Website: www.fsuvboc.com

Veterans Business Outreach Center at Pathway Lending

Veterans Business Outreach Center at Mississippi State University

VECTR Center (Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center – CGTC)

South Central Region

Veterans Business Outreach Center at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • Address: 1407 E Freddy Gonzalez Dr, Ste 1200, Edinburg, TX 78539
  • Website: www.utrgv.edu/vboc

Veterans Business Outreach Center at University of Texas Arlington College of Business

New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center

  • Address: 5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Ste 2A, Albuquerque, NM 87113
  • Website: www.nmvboc.org

Rocky Mountain Region

Big Sky Economic Development Authority

VBOC of the Dakotas

Pacific Northwest Region

Business Impact NW

Join Your New Unit!

Are you ready to grow your Veteran or Military Spouse owned business? Click the Join the Unit button below to register for assistance. Your new unit stand ready to assist. VetBiz, building veteran businesses!