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Veterans Business Outreach Center




UTAVBOC provides collaborative, hands-on, interactive learning opportunities including classroom instruction and opportunities to work with experienced coaches and mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections.  Through training programs, one-on-one business counseling, accredited university courses, practical seminars, relevant workshops, expert referrals and veteran focused outreach activities, UTAVBOC serves as the SBA resource for veterans. UTAVBOC services are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA in order to empower transitioning veterans, disabled veterans, National Guard, active and reserve component members and their spouses to grow the U.S. economy and its employment base, while adding value to the communities in which they live and serve.  UTAVBOC’s mission is to

1. Increase awareness of entrepreneurial development services through the Boots to Business Transition Assistance Program (TAPS) and other training and outreach activities.

2. Facilitate access to entrepreneurial development services in collaboration with other SBA resource partners, including federal, state and local entrepreneurial development entities.

3. Inspire action that leads to entrepreneurial business development, economic freedom, personal and professional well-being.



Business beyond the battlefield™.


Leadership – Leadership is influence; nothing more, nothing less. We recognize and value the leader within those who have worn the uniform, and we work to harness those qualities that empower the military connected community to achieve their fullest and highest potential as business owners.

Integrity – Integrity is the foundation of our interaction with others, including our clients, our entrepreneurial resource partners, our community advocates and the university. We commit to building honest relationships that add value to every stakeholder.

Focus – Focus enables us to do what we do best and what we enjoy doing most. We commit to thinking and acting strategically in everything that we do, so that we remain engaged in the process of educating, training, and inspiring others to be more, do more, and have more; so that they can give more of their unique genius to the world.

Teamwork – Teamwork truly does make the dream work. We are part of a community of entrepreneurial resources, and we contribute to the community by providing collaborative leadership and by focusing on giving to and serving those who have served.