Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Stories

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Your success inspires us and others every day to help veterans and their families achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship.

Share Your Story

Would you like to share your story and inspire others? Fill out the form, submit your story including how you benefited from your relationship with the VBOC of NE and launched or grew your business, photo of yourself, company logo and website. Please return this form, your photo and company logo (if applicable).

Betsy Hill, Neighborhoods Café, Boston, MA

Veteran entrepreneurs are increasingly contributing to business creation and growth to the American economy after service. Active duty and reserve service often instills important skills and leadership abilities that are directly relevant to busines...

Erik Barstow, Rattle River Lodge, Shelburne, NH

In October 2013 a friend asked Erik to drive to Maine to pick him up, an event that changed his life. On the way home, they stopped at the lodge Erik now owns and he fell in love with the peaceful location.