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.
National Veteran Small Business Week 2019
Join us as we celebrate veteran-owned businesses across the country from November 4-8, 2019.
Hawaii Veteran Small Business Awards 2019
The Hawaiʻi Veteran Small Business Awards were developed to:
• Recognize Hawaiʻi veterans who have made a significant contribution to the economy through ownership in a small business.
• Recognize veterans who have made a significant difference in their communities by promoting a sense of duty, volunteerism, and an appreciation of country, democracy, and freedom.
Nominations are now being accepted in three categories:
All information will remain confidential in the awards selection process. Share your success and vision by nominating your business or a fellow veteran business!
Award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at the YWCA Courtyard (1040 Richards St #105, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA)
To receive the nomination application, click on the nomination link above or email the VBOC of the Pacific at email@example.com or call (808)988-1236. Deadline for the submissions is Oct. 1st, 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 988-1236.
2019 Boots To Business Class Schedule
|Start Date||End Date||Location|
|01/23/19||01/24/19||Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi|
|02/19/19||02/20/19||Joint Base Pearl Harbor|
|03/06/19||03/07/19||Apra Harbor Naval Base|
|03/27/19||03/28/19||Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi|
|04/01/19||04/01/19||Reboot - Kaua'i Veterans|
|04/09/19||04/10/19||Joint Base Pearl Harbor|
|04/24/19||04/25/19||Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi|
|05/10/19||05/10/19||Reboot - West Oahu Vet Center|
|05/22/19||05/23/19||Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi|
|06/05/19||06/06/19||Apra Harbor Naval Base|
|06/18/19||06/19/19||Joint Base Pearl Harbor|
|07/10/19||07/11/19||Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi|
|07/17/19||07/18/19||Guam Anderson Airforce Base|
|07/29/19||07/30/19||Joint Base Pearl Harbor|
|09/03/19||09/04/19||Joint Base Pearl Harbor|
|09/07/19||09/07/19||Reboot - American Samoa SBDC|
|09/18/19||09/19/19||Apra Harbor Naval Base|
|10/02/19||10/03/19||Joint Base Pearl Harbor|
|10/16/19||10/17/19||Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi|
|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
- Register online: https://sbavets.force.com/s/
- Register with a local Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
TAP Points of Contact
- Schofield Barracks
- Transition Assistance Program Soldier Support Center
- Office: (808) 655-1028
- Email: Mildred.email@example.com
- Marine Corps Base HI
- Transition Readiness Program
- Ph: (808) 257-7796
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor
- Military & Family Support Center
- Register here
- Ph: (808) 474-1999
- Naval Base Apra Harbor and Guam Anderson Airforce Base
- Fleet and Family Support Center
- Ph: (671) 333-2056 ex. 57
- Email: email@example.com
- Ph: (808) 438-8913
- Email: Tamara.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific
- Ph: (808) 988-1236
- Email: email@example.com
Visit us at
2800 Woodlawn Dr - Suite 266
Honolulu, HI 96822
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.