Empowering Veteran Entrepreneurs
in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Veterans: Business Starts Here.

The Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center is here to assist aspiring veteran entrepreneurs and their loved ones seeking to start, purchase or grow their own small business. Advisors can guide you through the obstacles that can stand between you and your success. The VBOC provides targeted business training, counseling and mentoring to help you develop as a business owner. Our extensive network of partners is available to assist with your business needs. Please contact us today and see what we can do to help your business thrive.


Serving Veterans Throughout Federal Region II
New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program is a one-stop shop for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses looking to start, purchase or grow a business. Training opportunities, counseling and mentoring in-person and online, referrals to partners and programs, and monthly network events are available at no cost to veterans.

Here is our Director, Amy Amoroso, being interviewed by Look TV!!! Learn how she can assist our veterans, military spouses and service members start and or grow their own small business! Click the Link below to watch ! 

Upcoming Events

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund;
is a small grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fellowship Fund does not give money directly to the veteran, but rather to third-party vendors for items the veteran has identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and more than $1.9 million has been awarded to veterans since 2011.

Link to apply: https://www.tfaforms.com/4799660
Deadline to apply is March 6th, 2020

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses;
10,000 Small Businesses is a program to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services. The program will provide scholars with tools and practical business education to continue growing their business to new heights.

To apply: https://10ksbapply.com/user
Deadline to apply is March 2nd 2020!


For More Information, Contact:

Amy Amoroso
VBOC Director, Region II
44 Dalliba Avenue
Watervliet, NY 12189
518.326.6328 (W)
518.960.7289 (C)

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm
Night and weekend hours available by appointment only.
Online meetings also by appointment.

VBOC will make reasonable accommodations for access by persons with disabilities to event sites and meeting locations.

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The Arsenal Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center is partially funded by the U.S. SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD). The OVBD exists to help veterans become full partners in economic development through small business ownership.

You can visit their website at www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.