Veterans Business Resource Center

Veterans Business Resource Center

The mission of the Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC) is to assist veterans and former service members who want to launch, grow or sell a business. The center provides counseling, mentoring, resources and education for those looking to boost their business to the next level.

seal reading Veterans Business Resource CenterThe center also serves active duty personnel transitioning to civilian life and active Reserve and National Guard members. The center, located in south St. Louis just off I-55, serves service members in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.

Here’s a testimonial from 13-year National Guard veteran Christine Zika, president and concierge, CZ Concierge Services, L.L.C.

“In January 2010, I had been unemployed for over six months when an idea for a business was conceived. I knew that I would need assistance to prepare me and my business for success,” she writes. Zika then applied and was accepted into a six-week crash Boot Strap Training course to help her clarify her business plans.

“I started with an idea to ‘run errands’ but through their one to one counseling, Bootstrap classes and encouragement, CZ Concierge Services landed a sizable contract in its first year and continues to seek their counseling almost four years after first finding out about their services,” Zika writes. “And I am not their only success story!”

The VBRC opened in 2004 following passage of the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Business Development Act in 1999 that opened the door for community organizations to establish veterans’ business assistance and information centers.

Veterans Business Resource Center
314-531-VETS (8387)