Launching Your Business
Business Bootcamp is a virtual, 8-session program to help you develop business skills, determine the viability of your business, and gain access to skills and connections that will make you a successful small business owner.
Over the eight sessions, participants can expect to identify their strengths as business owners, define the problem their business solves, their ideal customer, understand solid pricing so they make a profit, and what kind of money they’ll need to start their business. We’ll also go over important financial documents such as Profit and Loss statements and Cash Flow Projections, as well as a session dedicated to marketing and storytelling so you can sell to your customers right from the start!
The program is a mix of traditional instruction from SCCF staff and local small business owners, as well as Q&A panel discussions with business experts and supporters such as CPAs, lawyers, bankers, marketing experts, and more!
WHO should apply?
This program is right for you if you have a business idea that you’ve always wanted to work on but are looking for guidance and encouragement to begin! You’re also a good fit, if you have just started a business but are looking to become more efficient in your financial tracking, are looking to refine your services to reach more customers, or are developing a new product.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT...
Cash Flow Projections
Setting Up Your Business
Pitching Your Idea
WHEN does Bootcamp happen?
The next course begins in February 2024.
Classes run annually in February, May, and September. Sessions last for four weeks, and meet twice a week, for two hours, via Zoom.
HOW much does Bootcamp cost?
Tuition for Business Bootcamp is $375 and includes all course materials. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available. If you want to discuss these options, please contact our Program Manager, Jessica, here.
HEAR from our small business owners!
"Business Bootcamp helped fill in the gaps in my education, taught me what steps to implement, and gave me a community and the confidence to keep going."
-Jenna Cauchi, owner of Asdelia Mae Boutique