About Us

Who We Are

The VBOC at Mississippi State University serves active duty transitioning service members / spouse as well as Guard, Reserve, Veterans of all eras and military-connected family members in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.

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Before any VBOC can provide assistance to a veteran entrepreneur, the Small Business Administration requires that you complete an Electronic Request For Counseling (ERFC). That form acts as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. After you submit the ERFC successfully, a Certified Business Analyst from our office will contact you.


  1. Increase awareness of entrepreneurial development services through the Boots to Business Transitioning Assistance Program (TAP) 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.