In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses. VBOC of New England serves veterans in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The VBOC of New England is operated by the Center for Women & Enterprise who offer quality classes, programs and services to those who want to start and grow their business.
The VBOC of New England provides information on small business ownership to service members and military spouses by facilitating and instructing the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Boots to Business, “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course.
Additionally the VBOC provides:
technical and financial skill development,
comprehensive business assessments,
Veteran owned businesses may be startups, existing companies focusing on growth and expansion, or planned future acquisitions.
We are committed to delivering free business counseling and training workshops, supplying entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to run a business.
understanding funding options when starting, growing, or buying a business
preparing loan request packages and presentations for lenders and potential investors
managing business profitability
creation of business plans and financial projections
VBOC is an equal opportunity institution with a focus on:
National Guard members,
Active-duty service members preparing to transition from military service to business ownership
Request for Counseling
Before we can provide assistance, the U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to register with VBOC and complete the Request for Counseling form. This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strict confidence. This request for counseling is free and confidential.