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…

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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.

Get started today and email us at!

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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.


Relaunch Your Veteran-owned Business: Strong in 2021 cohosted by the SoCal VBOC and
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Join us on November 4th and celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week

Guest speaker Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator, Office of Veterans Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration.

Veteran business Owner Tom Harness of Harness Digital Marketing, St. Louis, presents best practices and tips for fellow business owners to relaunch post-pandemic.

Participate in four Power Sessions and learn how to propel your business forward in 2021.

Network with Veteran business owners from around the country – and more!

National Veterans Small Business Week with the SoCal VBOC
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Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year marks the seventh annual NVSBW.

Join the SoCal VBOC, SBA district offices, resources partners, and other organizations as we celebrate the veteran- and military-owned business community. We will let you know about workshops and events hosted by the SoCal VBOC as they become available.

Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6, 2020

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