Our Mission

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at Mississippi State University is designed to help start, grow, expand, or recover veteran – owned small businesses VBOC at MSU mission is to contribute to the success of entrepreneurs who are members of the U.S. military community including Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard members, Spouses and Active-duty service members preparing to transition from military.


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

There are 22 VBOCs around the country, with the VBOC at MSU established in 2015. The VBOC at MSU serves active duty transitioning service members as well as Guard, Reserve, Veterans of all eras and military-connected family members in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.

On this website you will find information on a variety of training events and how to register for Boots to Business and Boots to Business | Reboot and workshops on topics such as entrepreneurship, marketing, financing, managing a business and government contracting.

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