About VBOC

Region VIII Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is fully-funded under a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner in Montana, Wyoming or Utah seeking to start, purchase, or grow your business, the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is your one-stop shop and can assist you by providing:

  • Transition assistance programs
    • Boots to Business — the entrepreneurship track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program offered on military installations worldwide
    • Boots to Business | Reboot — an extension of Boots to Business, delivering the same information and benefits to veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses in more accessible off-base locations
  • Business training and workshops on topics such as:
    • Business planning
    • Financing your business
    • Small business and social media marketing
    • Human resources and hiring
  • Business tools and resource referrals
    • Connection to mentors
    • Referrals to other partners and programs
    • Preparation to engage SBA lending institutions
    • Access to market research databases
    • Application assistance for federal contracting certification program
  • Tailored business counseling and mentoring in-person and online

Top reasons to contact a VBOC:

  • You are thinking about small business ownership as a post-service career
  • You could benefit from additional management expertise, mentorship, and access to capital and market opportunities
  • You are preparing to apply for a Small Business Administration (SBA) backed loan or a federal contracting certification
  • You need help creating your business plan

Eligibility

  • Transitioning or active duty service member
  • Veteran of any era
  • National Guard or Reserve member
  • Military spouse

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