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Our Mission

Two wordsYour Success.

NorCal VBOC’s mission is to support veterans, transitioning service members – and their spouses with end-to-end support for long-term success.

With the help of partners like the U.S. Small Business Administration, we’re achieving our mission by engaging veteran entrepreneurs and providing mentorship, business training, and strategic resources to bolster growth and successfully navigate the winding road of entrepreneurship.

Our Team

The Locations We Serve

The NorCal VBOC coordinates and facilitates the Boots to Business program held at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Naval Support Activity Monterey, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Travis Air Force Base. These programs are taught by staff members of the NorCal VBOC and the SBA District Offices along with Staff from SBA Resource Partners (SDBC, SCORE, WBC).

There are 28 VBOCs around the country, with three locations in California – the NorCal VBOC at Cal Poly Humboldt, Humboldt, California, the SoCal VBOC at MiraCosta Community College District in San Elijo, California and the Los Angeles Regional VBOC at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California.

  • Alameda County, CA
  • Alpine County, CA
  • Amador County, CA
  • Butte County, CA
  • Calaveras County, CA
  • Colusa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Del Norte County, CA
  • El Dorado County, CA
  • Fresno County, CA
  • Glenn County, CA
  • Humboldt County, CA
  • Inyo County, CA
  • Kern County, CA
  • Kings County, CA
  • Lake County, CA
  • Lassen County, CA
  • Madera County, CA
  • Marin County, CA
  • Mariposa County, CA
  • Mendocino County, CA
  • Merced County, CA
  • Modoc County, CA
  • Mono County, CA
  • Monterey County, CA
  • Napa County, CA
  • Nevada County, CA
  • Placer County, CA
  • Plumas County, CA
  • Sacramento County, CA
  • San Benito County, CA
  • San Francisco County, CA
  • San Joaquin County, CA
  • San Luis Opispo County, CA
  • San Mateo County, CA
  • Santa Clara County, CA
  • Santa Cruz County, CA
  • Shasta County, CA
  • Sierra County, CA
  • Siskiyou County, CA
  • Solano County, CA
  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Stanislaus County, CA
  • Sutter County, CA
  • Tehama County, CA
  • Toulumne County, CA
  • Trinity County, CA
  • Tulare County, CA
  • Yolo County, CA
  • Yuba County, CA
NorCal VBOC Map of Counties Served

VBOC History

Following a 1999 law to promote veteran participation in the entrepreneurship and small business field, the Small Business Association created and established a number of VBOCs. We help strengthen our client’s business by providing education and resources, with the understanding that military service has set-up veterans to be fine entrepreneurs.

VBOC Training and Services

Our Boots to Business (B2B) training is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to launch a business. B2B outlines the steps for developing business concepts, establishing a business plan, and shares information on SBA resources available to you. VBOC’s Boots to Business trainings are provided at no cost, with no strings attached.

VBOC’s consulting services are free, and we offer one-on-one consulting with clients. Our consultants have been entrepreneurs, were in the military or closely related to the military, have worked in various industries, and have a wide range of education and skills to assist with almost any type of business venture. Learn more about what we do.

No matter what stage your small business is in, whether it’s a concept or you’re ready for expansion, our experts work with entrepreneurs day in and day out – they see what’s working and what’s not and can offer you the perspective, clarity, and guidance you need.

Our services are provided through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a vast number of local community partners as well. We encourage you to check out our calendar of training and sign up for services today! The VBOC could mean the difference between success or failure – sign up

When you’re ready to start growing your business…

We’re ready to help you succeed in your next mission — entrepreneurship.