Veteran’s Business Outreach Center Helps Veterans in Transition to Civilian Life
(BRAINERD, MN) — The Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is a program designed to provide resources to veterans seeking to start or grow a small business. With post-9/11 veterans continuing to deal with issues integrating into civilian life, we reached out to Dan Newberry, a co-director of the VBOC of Minnesota, to hear about the program and what it offers.
Newberry began by describing the VBOC as a whole.
A recent Pew Research Study showed that nearly half of post-9/11 veterans have struggled in readjusting to civilian life. Newberry himself is a veteran of Iraq who served two tours of duty and earned a Purple Heart. He described some of the challenges he faced and what veterans continue to face.
He then talked about the ways in which the VBOC helps veterans take on those challenges.
The VBOC is a program that is completely free of charge and involves minimal red tape.
We thank Dan Newberry for his time. The VBOC program page at the SBA (Small Business Administration) website can be found here. The VBOC website itself can be found here. Our full interview with Mayberry may be found below.