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The RMOA Business Institute (RBI) is a 501(c) (3) educational non-profit organization whose mission is to provide experienced-based entrepreneurial training and mentoring to Veteran and Non-Veteran RMOA members. The knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities acquired during military service help veterans to become successful entrepreneurs The overall goal of the Institute is to provide tangible business growth benefits to its members that may not be available in other business associations. Specific objectives are to:

  • Help members start and grow successful small businesses

  • Provide a means for getting feedback on problems in a confidential environment 

  • Help members obtain SDVOSB and other certifications

  • Develop a reference library of small business cases studies


RBI’s comprehensive program features (1) self-paced online curriculums; (2) instruction and mentoring by Veterans and non-veterans  currently operating successful businesses; (3) internships; (4) an incubation phase to help launch new businesses; (5) a Certificate of Completion; and (6) technical assistance that continues after graduation. RBI uses the New York State Small Business Development Center’s EntreSkills for Veterans™ curriculum.

RMOA membership and RBI enrollment are open to any aspiring entrepreneur who desires to create or grow a small business in either small business category, whether woman-owned, 8(a), Hub Zone, SDVOSB, VOSB, or small business. For additional information, contact:,, or