Veterans Business Outreach Center

The Community Business Partnership is proud to be a US Small Business Administration Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC).

Military experience is a stronger predictor of entrepreneurship than graduate education. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner seeking to start, purchase, or grow your business, the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is your one-stop shop.

The VBOC at Community Business Partnership provides entrepreneurial development services such as training, counseling, and access to capital for members of the military community (including all era Veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard, Reservists and military spouses) who may be considering starting a small business or looking to grow an existing business.

If you are looking for assistance outside our region, please visit the SBA’s interactive map to find your local VBOC.


  • Transitioning or active duty service member
  • Veteran of any era
  • National Guard or Reserve member or
  • Military spouse

Service Area

Our VBOC proudly serves the National Capital Region and beyond; including 1.4 million veterans in:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware and
  • Northern Virginia (including Alexandria City, Arlington County, Falls Church City, Loudoun County, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, and Prince William County)

VBOC Leadership

Dr. Les Taylor serves as the Director of the National Capital Region’s Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). As a thought-leader in his field, Les provides the vision and leadership for promulgating the SBA’s Boots-to-Business (B2B) entrepreneurship and related training in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

More on Dr. Les Taylor.

Veterans' Activities

VBOC’s Funder

VBOC is fully funded at the Community Business Partnership through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

VBOC Supporters

The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Community Business Partnership is proud to have the support of invaluable and effective allies that help us meet our mission.


For more information about entrepreneurship services for veterans, please call us at (703) 768-1440 or by email at

The Community Business Partnership is an equal opportunity service provider, lender, and employer.

“I started Becky’s Pet Care in 1998 and, thanks to CBP’s expert and caring staff, now have a strong business with over 160 employees.

Becky O’Neil, President, Becky’s Pet Care, Springfield, VA
Community Business Partnership of Springfield, VA