Veterans Business Outreach Center

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program offers resources to transitioning active-duty members, veterans, reservists national guard members, and military spouses who are interested in starting or growing a small business. Through 28 different locations across the country and serving every state in the U.S., all VBOC programs are participating through a cooperative agreement with SBA that is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, navigational resources, and resource partner referrals.

UTRGV VBOC by the numbers for 2023


Counseling Hours


Clients Served


Number of Trainings

$ 394 K

Capital Formations

What is a B2B-Reboot

Boots to Business Seminars

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Services Provided

By Veterans Business Outreach Center

VBOCs conduct entrepreneurial development workshops dealing specifically with the major issues of self-employment. An important segment of these workshops entails the usage of the Internet as a tool for developing and expanding businesses. Each client is afforded the opportunity to work directly with a business counselor.

VBOCs assist clients in assessing their entrepreneurial needs and requirements.

VBOCs assist clients in developing and maintaining a five-year business plan. The business plan includes such elements as the legal form if the business, equipment requirements and cost, organizational structure, a strategic plan, market analysis, and a financial plan. Financial plans include financial projections, budget projections, and funding requirements.

VBOCs provide assistance in identifying and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the business plan to increase the probability of success. The results of the analysis are utilized to revise the strategic planning portion of the business plan.

VBOCs, working with other SBA resource partners, target entrepreneurial training projects and counseling sessions tailored specifically to address the needs and concerns of the service-disabled veteran entrepreneur.

VBOC assists with navigation of resources throughout its coverage area in the West, Central and South Texas regions.

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