What is VBOI?

The Veteran Business Owners Initiative (VBOI) believes that the qualities that make a good warrior also make a good entrepreneur. VBOI is a group of organizations and programs to assist veterans as they develop and manage their own successful businesses. VBOI provides tools and support to leverage the skills and interest of veterans as they become business leaders in their communities.

The Problem:

Many veterans with disabilities return to work in relatively low paying jobs that do not reflect personal abilities and interests.

The Solution:

The Veteran Business Owners Initiative is a group of programs designed to help veterans develop and manage their own successful businesses.

VA staff member Jerry Pinsky, LICSW, talking about how VBOI partners with the VA to support Veterans.

Learn more about our programs:

VBOI flow chart

VBOI featured in Magazine

Congressional Bill S.1866 introduced to establish the veterans' business outreach center program, improve SBA programs for vets.... Learn more


VBOI featured in Magazine

VBOI Featured in VA New England Healthcare System Magzaine... read the article here!


Mark and Rita McCabe of SubZero

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt
1 Year Anniversary Celebration

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Al Tansey

Business Savvy Navy Veteran Albert Tansey To Address U.S. Senate About Success Model
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Congratulations to the Newly Elected 2015 Board of Directors!
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VBOI is now nation-wide!

VBOI is now available

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Watch our video testimonials from Business Gym graduates here!



VA Secretary, Bob McDonald vows he’ll battle for better care
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Albert Tansey of Tansey Electric

First VBOI Business to Hit $1 Million in Sales - Tansey Electric!
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VBOI Success Stories

Success Stories:
Our members have achieved success in a variety of different businesses. Learn more


VBOI news

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VBOI awards

VBOI and its members have received numerous awards. Learn more


VBOI's mastermind advisors

Mastermind Advisors:
Our Business Gym is mentored by a network of A-list business experts. Learn more


"The Veteran Business Owners Initiative provides members with an outlet for networking and development of healthy business relationships. VBOI strives to create an active think tank and helpful resource for all veterans looking to become business owners." —Michael Fitzgerald, past VBOI President