Attention: Service Disabled Small Business Owners–

Do You Want To Be A Supplier for a

Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Pharmaceutical Company?


Immediate Opportunities


One of VAMBOA’s valued corporate sponsors is seeking

Service Disabled Veteran Small Business Owners

to work with them in the following business categories:


  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Conference/ Meetings/Tradeshow/Booths
  • Contract Sales
  • Customer Relationship Marketing
  • Data
  • Digital Creative and media
  • Digital Media
  • IS – Hardware Maintenance/network/equipment/supplies
  • Legal, Litigation Support Expense
  • Marketing Fulfillment
  • Medical Communication
  • Media
  • Primary Research
  • Printed Materials
  • Promotions
  • Public Relations
  • Speaker Bureaus
  • Staff Services – Temporary Staffing
  • Subscriptions
  • Traditional Creative Media
  • Training



Apply immediately to with the following information by 8/1/14:


Business Category (from above)-

Company Name-

Contact Name-

Email Address-

Phone Number-

Boots to Business Reboot

In keeping with the its commitment to Veterans, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has sponsored the Boots to Business program. As Veterans transition to civilian life, the Boots to Business program has offered training courses to make their dreams of business ownership a reality.

The widely popular “Boots to Business: From Service to Startup” is a program offered to future entrepreneurs while they’re still in uniform, as a component of the Department of Defense’s redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum for “Boots to Business: from Service to Startup” was designed to introduce concepts, information and resources about business ownership to transitioning service members. Along with the education, the program also connects service members to crucial resources in their local communities.

The SBA has added an additional curriculum to their program. “Boots to Business: Reboot,” is an entrepreneurship training course for Veterans that is being hosted in twelve locations across the country.

Each session will host up to 100 Veterans for a two-day course, titled Introduction to Entrepreneurship, led by the SBA’s resource partners, as well as industry experts from Syracuse University’s Institute for Veteran and Military Families (IVMF).

“Boots to Business: Reboot” will introduce Veteran entrepreneurs to the basics of business ownership.  The curriculum will lead Veterans through evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. “Boots to Business: Reboot” will also connect participating Veterans to a network of business support contacts by introducing them to the SBA’s network of Veteran Business Outreach centers, Women’s Business centers, Small Business Development centers and SCORE counselors.

At the conclusion of the two-day training, Veteran entrepreneurs will be eligible to register for an eight-week online course called “Foundations of Entrepreneurship.” This program is led by instructors from IVMF, and offers Veterans in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan, as well as techniques and advice for starting their own businesses.

After completing “Boots to Business: Reboot,” and “Foundations of Entrepreneurship”  Veteran entrepreneurs will possess the tools and knowledge needed to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local resources, and launch their own small businesses.

The “Boots to Business: Reboot” events run through Aug. 25-26.

July 24 – 25: Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas

July 29- 30: Miami, Florida

July 31 – August 1: Chicago, Illinois

August 1 – 2: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 5 – 6: Boston, Massachusetts

August 6 – 7: Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 8 – 9: Kansas City, Missouri

August 13 – 14: Detroit, Michigan

August 15 – 16: Los Angeles, California

August 20 – 21: Seattle, Washington

August 25 – 26: Charlotte, North Carolina

For more information and to register for events Veterans interested in business ownership are encouraged to visit

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business Coaching, Contracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

VAMBOA: New Boots to Business Program: By Debbie Gregory

Veterans wishing to start a military business have many different points of support, including organizations like VAMBOA (Veteran and Military Business Owners Association) and the Small Business Administration. A military small business can be difficult to get off the ground without obtaining military loans from a military lending network or company. Military small business loans are available for all veterans who meet the necessary requirements to qualify, including Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB). The Small Business Administration has the necessary materials you need to complete in order to be considered for one of their military loans or military small business loans.

VAMBOA is a great organization to become a part of because it offers many networking opportunities for your military small business that you may not have access to otherwise. Some of the networking benefits VAMBOA offers to its veterans include connecting with other SDVOB and military business owners, obtaining corporate and government contracts to reduce the amount of military lending necessary to run your military small business and gaining access to conferences and seminars you might otherwise not be able to attend. Networking is crucial to the success of your military business, so take advantage of VAMBOA, using its connections to SDVOB and military lending opportunities. Registration for VAMBOA is absolutely free, which is the best kind of networking any military small business just starting out could want.

The Small Business Administration is a key resource to have at your disposal when beginning or extending your military small business. The Small Business Administration has access to many military small business loans and other military loans that you can use to purchase vital equipment, space or machinery. Currently, the Small Business Administration is piloting a new program called the Patriot Express Loan Program, which provides military lending to new and expanding companies in different amounts of military loans. This program is available only to military business owners, SDVOB and veterans looking to start a military business. The program will only be accepting applications for military small business loans through the end of December 2010, so make sure to apply early if you are looking to obtain one of these military loans.