Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
VBOC at Nebraska Enterprise Fund is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business.
Regional Boots to Business
Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate.
Boots to Business Reboot
Boots to Business Reboot (B2BR) is a one-day training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.
Serving Nebraska & Iowa
We are honored to be one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) providing business development services in Nebraska and Iowa to men and women who are:
- Active-duty service members, including Guard and Reserve
- Family members of the above
For more information, please email us and ask about our VBOC office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nebraska Startup Resources
Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED)
Small Business Administration (SBA) Nebraska District Office
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)
Nebraska Angel Capital Association
Iowa Startup Resources
Veterans in Agriculture
Iowa Center for Economic Success - Women's Business Center
Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Iowa Innovation Corporation (IIC)
Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)
Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
Director of VBOC (Nebraska & Iowa)
Ty Williams is dedicated to supporting and empowering veterans in their entrepreneurial endeavors. As the Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, Ty plays a crucial role in providing resources, training, and guidance to help veterans successfully launch and grow their businesses. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce, Ty is committed to helping them harness their skills and experiences to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.
VBOC Communications Specialist (Nebraska & Iowa)
Emmalee Scheibe is passionate about communicating with veterans in the community and sharing their entrepreneurial success stories. As the Communications Specialist of the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, Emmalee spreads awareness on the resources and guidance available for veterans who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.
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