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The Veterans' Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

The mission of the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is to help create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small businesses.


The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible Veterans, Reservists, National Guard Members, Active Duty business owners and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The SBA has 15 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC). Through collaborative efforts of SBA resource partners such as Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), Counselors to America's Small Business (SCORE), Women’s Business Centers (WBC), we are able to assist individuals through each phase of their business development.

  • Starting a business
  • Increasing Sales
  • Reducing Costs
  • Improving Cash Flow
  • Winning Government Contracts
  • Obtaining Financing
  • Improving Managerial Skills

Let our VBOC Certified Business Analysts assist in creating a strategy for you to:
                                Increase Your Business Opportunities

Before the VBOC can provide assistance, veterans are required to complete the Electronic Request For Counseling (ERFC) at our website www.vboc.org.


Brent Peacock
Associate Director
850-769-1551 ext 3327 (p)

bpeacock@gulfcoast.edu