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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.

Learn more about available services.

2018 Boots to Business and Reboot Schedule

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.

Registration Points of Contact

Schofield Barracks: Transition Assistance Program Soldier Support Center - Office: (808) 655-6470 - Email: Mildred.lonergan.civ@mail.mil

Marine Corps Base HI: Transition Readiness Program - Ph: (808) 257-7796 - Email: jeffrey.esposito@usmc.mil

Joint Base Pearl Harbor: Military & Family Support Center - Register - Ph: (808) 474-1999

Naval Base Apra Harbor: Fleet and Family Support Center - Ph: (671) 333-2056 ex. 57 - Email: amata.hutcherson.ctr@fe.navy.mil

Other: Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific - Ph: (808) 988-1236 - Email: vboc@hawaii.edu

Register Online

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

(808) 988-1236


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.