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MAY 2024
As the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) primary resource for veteran entrepreneurship, The UTA Veterans Business Outreach Center (UTAVBOC) is a one-stop shop to assist Veterans, Reservist, National Guard, Active Duty Personnel and Military Spouses in starting and growing their businesses through education, training, advising and entrepreneurial development services.

Our monthly newsletter provides you with valuable and up-to-date information on military-connected entrepreneur events, resources and services to assist in your entrepreneurial endeavors!
Military-connected entrepreneurs are capacity builders and problem solvers and contribute to the economic strength of our nation. When you support a military-connected business, you impact the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem by empowering them to continue serving in their communities, meeting needs as small business owners, hiring military-connected employees and giving back to military causes.

Upcoming Events
Boots to Business

The “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course is the foundational piece of Boots to Business (B2B). Participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help.
Scale Your Business with National Diversity Veteran Small Business
May 16, 2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST

Learn how to leverage affordable technology to scale your business in the public and private sector and effectively sell to Government Purchase Cardholders without a GSA schedule or other contract. Specifically, you'll learn about eProcurement Services (ePS) ability to provide the technology needed to scale and grow your business in the private and public sectors as well as National Diversity Veteran Small Business (NDVSB) and how it can serve as a gateway to federal acquisitions.
Pathway to Success: Connecting the Dots with SBA
May 9, 2024 |12 p.m. ET Registration Required

Participants will learn about the extensive network of SBA program offices and resources. From the aspiring startup to the experienced entrepreneur, there is something for everyone. Some topics include:
  • SBA counseling and resource partners
  • SBA’s Learning Platform and other virtual training
  • Accessing capital, including being lender ready
  • Federal government certification and contracting opportunities
  • Emergency preparedness and resilience for small businesses
  • BONUS! Hear success stories from veterans and military spouses
Women-Owned Small Business Certification Process
May 9, 2024 |1 - 2 p.m. CST Online Event Registration Required

Join the SBA Arkansas District Office and SBA resource partners as they explain the Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program! 
Did you know that you can grow your business exponentially by competing for federal contracts? As a woman-owned small business, you can obtain federal contracts with less competition if you qualify. 
Learn more about how to register or continue operating as a WOSB and take advantage of contracting opportunities to build and grow your business! 
HUBZone Program
May 15, 2024 | 1 - 2 p.m. CST Online Event Registration Required

Did you know: The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program helps small businesses in both urban and rural areas get priority access to federal contracting opportunities!
With a goal of providing at least three percent (3%) of federal contract funds to HUBZone-certified companies each year, the HUBZone program promotes small business growth in previously neglected business zones. Learn more about the program and how your business can receive assistance with federal contracting at this virtual training workshop!
Navigating the Future of Proposals and AI
May 14, 2024 | 11:00 AM ET Registration Required
Discover the cutting-edge world of government contracting bids, where AI tools assist in the writing process and offer a competitive advantage. Gain valuable insights on practical AI applications, the significance of data security, and the best practices to seamlessly integrate AI into your bid and proposal strategy.
SBIR Program for Veterans
UNTHSC has partnered with VBOC to bring the HSC Next SBIR Phase 0 program to Tarrant County veterans.

The free program helps small businesses apply for federal money through America’s Seed Fund (SBIR/STTR), which seeks to assist small businesses in bringing new technologies to market.

The money companies receive doesn’t have to be repaid and companies keep 100% ownership of their business and intellectual property.

Visit to apply or email for more information.
for your small business
UTAVBOC's partnership with Govology provides no-cost, online support for small businesses pursuing government contracting opportunities by connecting them with trusted knowledge, resources, experts, and support so that they may learn, prepare, connect, and win. Be unstoppable with Govology's weekly webinars, 150+ on-demand courses, and cohort programs from experienced industry professionals. Save $675 and access this content for FREE as a client of UTAVBOC.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center University of Texas Arlington (UTAVBOC) is the premier resource for education, training and inspiration to empower the military connected community to build profitable businesses that add value to the member, their local community and the nation.
Business Beyond the Battlefield
The University of Texas at Arlington is the nation’s top public university for military service members and veterans and No. 2 among all universities, according to the 2023 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges list.