If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner seeking to start, purchase or grow your business, VBOC can assist you by providing training assistance programs, workshops, business tools, resource referrals, tailored counseling and mentoring in-person and online.
Like any business, intel and resources will evolve over time, so check back for updated materials and new topics. If you don’t see what you need here, call us at 518-326-6328. We are honored to serve you!
If you are currently active duty and will be eligible for the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), whether separating or retiring out of the military, or if you are a military spouse or the widowed spouse of a military member, the VBOC encourages you to register to attend “Boots to Business”, the free TAP GPS 2-day entrepreneurship training class covering topics you need to consider before and as you start your business. Following the 2-day intro class, you will be eligible to enroll in the 8-week B2B instructor-led online training program, a deep dive on each of the modules by instructor and business experts to help you work on your own business plan.
Boots to Business Reboot is an eight-hour training program for veterans, service members and their spouses that provides a detailed overview of business ownership as a career path. Advisors offer participants valuable information on forming a business plan and help familiarize veteran entrepreneurs with public and private resources, as well as practical exercises in opportunity recognition.
After completing the B2B or B2BR training courses participants are eligible to further their study with an eight-week, instructor-led online course that offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and tips and techniques for starting a business.
The VBOC Region 2 recently partnered with Govology to offer government contracting training opportunities to our vets! We invite you to check out these free webinars. Register here: https://govology.com/live-webinars/ Remember to enter the code 24VBOCR20 for free registration!
Business Training & Workshops
We offer a range of instructor-led courses and workshops specifically tailored to give vetrepreneurs the business skills they need to succeed. We offer everything from business planning to marketing, finance, access to capital, HR and more. Check out our Events pages for training opportunities, updated regularly: http://www.mcnultycenter.org/events/
- The SBA Learning Center – free, self-paced short courses on 60+ topics
- Starting a Business in NJ
- Census.gov – a free source of market intel
- US Dept of Agriculture Veterans Programs
- NYS Startup Check List
- NJ Startup Check List
- Registering a Business in New Jersey
- NJ Economic Development Authority
- SBA Guide: Buy Assets & Equipment
Government Contracting (State & Federal)
- SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program
- NYS SDVOSB Certification
- Federal SDVOSB Certification
- SAM.gov – register to do business with U.S. Government
- Fedbizopps.gov federal business opportunities
- NYS Contract Reporter
- VOB Business Directory-New Jersey
- Find SDVOBs New York
- Registration forms for VOBs-New Jersey
- Registration forms for SDVOBs-New Jersey
SBA District Offices
130 S. Elmwood Avenue Suite 540
Rochester Branch Office
100 State Street Room 410
METRO NEW YORK DISTRICT
New York District Office
26 Federal Plaza Suite 3100
New York, NY
Long Island Branch Office
350 Motor Parkway Suite 109
UPSTATE NEW YORK DISTRICT
Syracuse District Office
224 Harrison Street 5th Floor
Elmira Branch Office
333 E. Water Street 4th Floor
Albany Alternate Work Site
1 Computer Dr. So.
Phone: 518-446-1118 x231
New Jersey District Office
Two Gateway Center Suite 1501
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands District Office
273 Ponce de León Ave., Plaza 273, Suite 510
San Juan, PR
St. Croix Post of Duty
Almeric L. Christian Federal Building & U.S. Court House 3013 Estate Golden Rock, Room 167
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI
The McNulty Center’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.