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Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

VBOC logo overlayed on image of American flag

As of 1 May 2018, the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center hosts the Georgia and South Carolina Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). Since VECTR is a state-wide center and one-stop-shop for transitioning military, veterans and their families, it was a natural fit to establish the VBOC within the VECTR Center. The program is designed as a one-stop-shop for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses looking to start, purchase or grow a business. Responsible for the Boots to Business, Reboot, business development assistance, training, counseling, mentoring and resource referrals across Georgia and South Carolina, the VECTR Center looks forward to assisting military-affiliated personnel discover their talent, aptitude, and unique skills in starting or growing their own business.

Prior to providing business counseling, the U.S. Small Business Administration required all clients to register with VBOC and complete the Request for Counseling Form. This form serves as the Confidentiality and Code of Conduct agreement. All client information is held in strict confidence. This request for business counseling is Free and Confidential.



Basic Training
Business Resources


VBOC Contact


Brian Smart
Program Director
O: (478) 218-3808
C: (478) 538-6272
brian.smart@gavectr.org

Crystal Allen-Joyner
Program Specialist Success Coach
(478) 218-3911
crystal.allen-joyner@gavectr.org

Kipp Stewart
Program Specialist Success Coach
(478) 218-3912
kipp.stewart@gavectr.org

Sharika Towles
Program Specialist Success Coach
(478) 218-3910
sharika.towles@gavectr.org






Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.