“Starting my own business was an idea so intimidating that I was hesitant to take the first step. The Capital Region’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp addressed my fears by providing me with the necessary tools, resources and support I desperately needed. Upon graduating, I found myself with the confidence I needed to pursue my goals and the validation that my dream was possible.”

– James Blevins, Diamond Pools

“The Capital Region Chamber’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp was one of the best decisions we made for our business! This program gave us the confidence, knowledge, and support we needed to take the leap and launch the business of our dreams. There’s no way we would be where we are today without Boot Camp and we take comfort in knowing the Chamber is always there for us – cheering us on for a lifetime!”

– Marissa Phelps and Lindsey Phelps, Zen Den

“About six months before I started the Entrepreneur Boot Camp, I had quit my unfulfilling sales job to pursue my passion – video production. While I had the creative skills to succeed in the field, I lacked the business knowledge needed to run a small business. As entrepreneurs, it can be hard to take time out each week to think strategically about the future of a company, but I am so glad that I did. The Entrepreneur Boot Camp – or the ‘mini MBA’ as I called it — was the smartest investment I’ve made in my company to date.”

– Dale Mattison, 32 Mile Media

Taking the Chamber’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Class is the best business decision and investment I have made.”

– Michelle Boyle, Tidy Thyme

“The Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an exceptional value and far exceeded my expectations. The class is extremely balanced in its offerings and has a business model that I wish other educational programs would adopt. The fusion of textbook instruction, business professional presentations, group exercises and Chamber support is a unique recipe for solid education. I couldn’t wait for each next class!”

– Angela Cuozzo, Cuozzo Creative

“First of all let me just say thank you! I wasn’t really sure about the class at first when my dad told me about it. But boy was I wrong! This class has given me motivation to make my business the real deal. before hand it was just something that I knew I wanted to do. Now, I’m actually doing it. This whole thing is actually happening and I cant be more excited.”

– Kate Phillips, Twist-It Designs