Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)


Small Business Administration
Region IX
The Arizona Veterans
Business Outreach Center

The Arizona Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is hosted by and collocated with Cochise College at the Downtown Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona.  Established in August of 2016, this is the only VBOC in Arizona.

The VBOC mission is to conduct outreach to any and all veterans throughout the state that have a desire to start, sustain or expand a business.  The VBOC, along with a variety of Resource Partners and the U.S Small Business Administration, is the source for business counseling, mentoring, training, tools and resources designed to assist transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses in attaining their business goals.

We work closely with the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) located at many community colleges throughout the United States.  Additionally, we coordinate with VBOCs throughout the United States to support veterans that are relocating.

The VBOC conducts Boots to Business entrepreneurial seminars through the Transition Assistance Programs (TAP) at military installations throughout the state.  Additionally, Boots to Business, Reboot seminars are conducted to accommodate individuals that may not have access to military installations.

The Boots to Business seminars are scheduled by the TAP counselors several times per year for each installation.  The Reboot seminars are provided on as needed basis and coordinated with a variety of resource partners to ensure the widest possible audience.

The services we provide are confidential and free.

Veterans Business Outreach Center Director
Margaret Evangelesta


Administrative Assistant | Lydia DeYoung
Downtown Center | Room H101
(520) 335-2924 |

U.S. Small business administration
SBDC Arizona cochise college