COVID-19 UPDATE! The SoCal VBOC office is temporarily closed for in-person counseling sessions – but we are still open for business!

With $349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, SBA and Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds. Read more…

For information on the SBA’s Economic Impact Disaster Loan program or any other assistance for your veteran-owned business, email us at SoCalVBOC@miracosta.edu

Welcome to the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program provides entrepreneurial development services such as Boots to Business/Reboot, counseling, and referrals for eligible Veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

On this website you will find information on a variety of training events and how to register for Boots to Business/Reboot and workshops on topic such as government contracting.

Our mission is to help create, develop and retain Veteran-owned small business!

Connect with a Business Consultant

Set up an appointment today with a Business Consultant to accelerate your growth!

Manage a Successful Business

We’re here to help Veterans start or expand their business vision.

Get started today and email us at SoCalVBOC@miracosta.edu!

Sign Up for Sevices

Training & Events

Free local workshops & events to support and help start and grow your small business.

Learn about our training workshops & events

Workshops and events to grow your business including Government Contracting in a Day and  Meet the Buyers.

View Our Training Events Calendar
Boots to Business

Boots to Business

An entrepreneurial training program designed for transitioning service members and military spouses.

Curriculum Includes:

Evaluating business concepts, understanding business plan concepts, accessing start-up capital and additional technical assistance to launch your business.

Learn More and Enroll Today!
Boots to Business | Reboot

Boots to Business Reboot

An entrepreneurial training program designed for Veterans of all eras, Guard, Reserve and military-connected family members.

Curriculum Includes:

Identifying business opportunities, learning market research techniques, understanding business plan concepts and connecting with local small business resources to launch your small business.

Register

SBA National Small Business Week
Learn More

NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 3-DAY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Join U.S. Small Business Administration for the National Small Business Week 3-Day Virtual Conference on Tuesday, September 22 – Thursday, September 24, 2020. Be sure to tune in on Wednesday, September 23 for the Veteran Resources Presentation and to catch success story testimonials from veteran and military spouse small business owners.

Tuesday, September 22 | 1:00 p.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT

  • Opening ceremony and presentation of the National Small Business Award Winners, included the National Small Business Person of the Year.

Wednesday, September 23 & Thursday, September 24 | 9:00 a.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT

  • Educational presentations and panel discussions that help both new and existing businesses to recover, adapt, and innovate in this challenging time.

6TH ANNUAL NATIONAL GATHERING OF VETERANS

Experience the National Gathering of Veterans! Honoring all Veterans in a Traditional Native Way is a yearly event that is usually held at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL. This year due to COVID-19, the event will take place virtually as a webinar, with portions of it being broadcast from Trickster Cultural Center itself. This full-day event on Saturday, September 26th honors Veterans and military personnel of all cultures, eras and branches in a Native way.

Join the Trickster Cultural Center to participate in special panels led by Veterans and Veteran service providers on topics ranging from traditional health and wellness, working with the VA, jobs and economic development for Veterans after service and more.

Watch entertaining performances from cultural groups and participate in powwow-style dancing with Veterans, all virtually!

This event is free and open to all to sign up who would like to honor all those in the United States Military.

Trickster Cultural Center National Connections 6th Annual National Gathering of Veterans
Learn More
Shape Your Future - United States Census 2020 logo
Start Questionnaire

BE COUNTED IN THE 2020 CENSUS!

  • It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
  • It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
  • Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
  • Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.

The SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center at MiraCosta College is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.