Veteran Services


Transitioning military skills into small business success.

We are honored to be one of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s resource partners providing business development services in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin to men and women who are:

  • Active Duty service members including Guard and Reserve
  • Veterans
  • Family members of the above

The VBOC@WBDC provides programs and services that help start or grow your business including:

  • National and local veteran programming – Boots to Business and Boots to Business/Reboot
  • Business training and counseling
  • Financial workshops and clinics
  • Business loans
  • Counseling services about veteran-specific certifications
  • Government/Corporate Procurement counseling and events
  • Networking opportunities
  • No cost online, on-demand courses and webinars

For more information, contact:

Hazel Beck, Director, Veterans Business Outreach Center at
Ariel Shivers-McGrew,  Associate Director, Veterans Programs at

To register for business counseling services click here

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