Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Registration is currently open for the Spring  2019 class, which begins February 13, 2019. Contact John Skrobela, Director, Business Lending, if you are interested.

Our Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an award-winning 60-hour intensive training program that guides would-be entrepreneurs and existing businesses through the step-by-step process of starting, operating and managing a business. The program is held two nights per week over the course of 12 weeks.

Each session features business experts addressing topics critical to the growth of successful enterprises including accounting, legal, market research, real estate, taxes, insurance, payroll, cash flow, marketing, social media and more.

Participants develop a business plan, and toward the end of the course present the plan to a panel of judges. The winners of the business plan competition receive a $2,000 cash grant from Sunmark Federal Credit Union, a $1,000 cash grant from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, a $500 cash grant from Call Sheilah! and Ungerman Electric, a one-year Chamber membership, office equipment from Repeat Business Systems, promotional items from Safeguard, an education package from Schenectady County Community College and two computer courses from MicroKnowledge.

ShopRite is sponsoring scholarships for veterans.

Schenectady County Community College and the Capital Region Chamber have a unique agreement in place that allows students enrolled in the Business Administration A.A.S. Program or the Entrepreneurship Certificate to take the Chamber’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp for college credit.  This award-winning, 60-hour intensive training program that guides would-be entrepreneurs and existing businesses through the step-by-step process of starting, operating, and managing a business is an approved SCCC course that is listed as Business Plan Development (BUS 252).

Military veterans receive a $250 discount.

E-mail John Skrobela or call 518.431.1423 to learn more.