Business Counseling & Training

Veterans Business Outreach Centers
VBOCs provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring to eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

Small Business Development Centers
The SBDC Program delivers up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. SBDC services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies. Special SBDC programs and economic development activities include international trade assistance, procurement assistance, venture capital formation and rural development.

Women's Business Centers
Women's Business Centers represent a national network of more than 80 educational centers designed to assist women start and grow small businesses. WBCs operate with the mission to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the world of business.

Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 -National Guard and Reserve Member Entrepreneurial Issues


Associate Administrator

Rhett Jeppson 's wide range experience includes extensive military service, small business management, and directing a state’s procurement activities.  As a result, he was appointed...

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409 3rd Street, S.W. Suite 5110
Washington, DC 20416
United States
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