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Welcome to the Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific

Serving Hawaiʻi, Guam, and American Samoa

The Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific is a program of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, funded in part by a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific (VBOC) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

Learn more about available services.


Boots to Business and Reboot

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Boots to Business | Reboot is an entrepreneurial training program designed for Veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life. The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. Veterans of all eras, Service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses are eligible to enroll in classes.

Join VBOC of the Pacific and our resource partners at any of the Boots to Business and Reboot classes listed! For any questions, contact us at vboc@hawaii.edu or call (808) 988-1236.

2019 Boots To Business Class Schedule

Start Date End Date Location
10/02/19 10/03/19 Joint Base Pearl Harbor
10/16/19 10/17/19 Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi
11/12/19 11/13/19 Fort Shafter
11/20/19 11/20/19 Reboot - Guam SBDC
11/21/19 11/21/19 Reboot - American Samoa SBDC
12/10/19 12/11/19 Joint Base Pearl Harbor

Boots to Business and Reboot 2 Step Registration Process

  1. Register online: https://sbavets.force.com/s/
  2. Register with a local Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP Points of Contact

Schofield Barracks: Transition Assistance Program Soldier Support Center

Marine Corps Base HI: Transition Readiness Program

Joint Base Pearl Harbor: Military & Family Support Center

Naval Base Apra Harbor and Guam Anderson Airforce Base: Fleet and Family Support Center

Fort Shafter

Other: Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific

Visit us at
2800 Woodlawn Dr - Suite 266
Honolulu, HI 96822

Call
(808) 988-1236

Email
vboc@hawaii.edu


U.S. Small Business Administration: Veterans Business Outreach Centers

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Boots to Business - from the US Small Business Administration

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

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

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dennis Kwak dkwak@hawaii.edu.