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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.

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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.


Launch It! eCommerce for Military Spouses by the SoCal VBOC

eCommerce 101 For Mil Spouses

The eCommerce workshop is built around the amazing men and women who sacrifice so much in support of their military and veteran partners – Mil Spouses

This 2 day, online workshop will help you build a business that can travel around the world with you and your family!

WEDNESDAY, December 8 & 15, 2021
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM PDT

Military personnel shaking hands.


Presented by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

You will learn about Federal, State and Local Certifications:

  • The Vets First Verification Program
  • Requirements, qualifications, and application steps for the 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Woman-Owned Small Business certification
  • HUBZone certification for businesses located in geographic areas with above-average unemployment and below-average annual income
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business certification
  • Small Business certification, a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise certification and a new Small Business (for the purpose of Public Works) certification

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT


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