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Veterans Business Outreach Center making a difference

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is reaching veteran entrepreneurs and business owners across Georgia and South Carolina with its services and new initiatives.

VBOC staff members Jeremy Horstman, Jeff Smith and Amanda Wynn continue to visit military installations to provide service members transitioning out of the Armed Forces with the valuable advice and insights they’ll need to become entrepreneurs. In the quarter ending Sept. 30, VBOC staff briefed more than 200 transitioning service members.

VBOC is also pleased to announce the launch of its new website at:coba.georgiasouthern.edu/vboc. The website will provide valuable information about our services as well as additional resources in our service area.

VBOC hosted two veteran business owners earlier this month at the City Campus’ Big Café Veterans’ Events. Chad Montgomery, chef and owner of 4 and 20 Bakers, and Todd Friedel, a future local entrepreneur, will discuss their business challenges and the subsequent evolution of their business models and plans.

The VBOC team also attended the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) conference in Savannah this month. Director, Jeremy Horstman sat on a panel to discuss support and resources for entrepreneurs in Georgia. The panel talked about how the path to entrepreneurship can be lonely, but pointed out to the attendees that there are great people and resources to help if you know where to start.

The Georgia VBOC team is doing a tremendous job networking and determining those resources for our military and veteran entrepreneurs around the state.

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