Amy Amoroso

Amy Amoroso held the position of Business Advisor at NYS Small Business Development Center from 2006-2014, then took on the role of SBDC’s VBOC Program Coordinator, 2014-2016. During her tenure with SBDC VBOC, Amy collaborated with the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership to develop programs offered through its Michael R. McNulty Center for Veteran Entrepreneurial Activity including monthly Veteran to Veteran networking hours. In 2016, Amy became Director of Veteran Business Outreach NY/NJ when the Arsenal Partnership was awarded the VBOC designation. Amy assists veterans, service members and military spouses with starting, buying or expanding any business. She teaches a Boots to Business program for service members transitioning out of the military and into entrepreneurship. Amy is actively involved with the Tech Valley Chamber Coalition. She serves as a Board Member of United Military Affairs Council and its Marketing Committee Co-Chair, a Board Member of Schenectady Business Advocacy Committee, an Advisory Board Member of Peaceful Acres Horses Rescue in Pattersonville, NY, as well as a Building Committee Member of Montgomery County SPCA. Amy helped create a bill currently in legislation that will secure NY State Procurement opportunities for Veteran Business Owners. In addition, she owns her own small business.


Meet the Navy Veteran Making Waves in 3D Printing

The Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program is a one-stop shop for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses looking to start, purchase, or grow a business. VBOC Federal Region…

Veteran Entrepreneurs Recognized by SBA at Veterans Small Business Week

In honor of Veterans Small Business Week, I had the pleasure of nominating two NY State veteran business owners as success stories. Their stories will be placed on the National SBA web portals for recognition….

From Combat Veteran to Entrepreneur: Interview with Mark Kring

Every quarter, I teach a Boots 2 Business course on a military base to personnel who are in transition from their military career to civilian life. Within this setting, I have the privilege to meet some very interesting and energetic individuals who leave a lasting impression.

OORAH Legislation to Benefit Veteran Business Owners

It has been proven time and time again that veterans make very successful business owners. It’s about time New York, as well as other states with large veteran populations, understand this and start making efforts to utilize and harness the talent that is already within.

Barry Moore: A Veteran in Business

Veterans Day is one of the most important days of the year. It’s a day when we as a nation get to celebrate all that is our military. Not only do I support our veterans, I also help them discover their dreams/goals and watch them come to fruition as they start or expand their business.

Boots to Business: New SBA Entrepreneur Program for Vets

Last year the Department of Defense launched a revamped transition assistance program for Veterans. “Transition Goals Plans Success,” known simply as Transition GPS, replaces the 20-year-old Transition Assistance Program, or TAP.

If You’re a Veteran Wanting to Start a Business, Help is at Hand

For many veterans, facing a return to civilian employment after military service can seem a daunting challenge. The U.S. government invests billions of dollars to train the men and women of the armed forces to become successful and disciplined leaders in the battlefield.