The reality of entrepreneurship is that we can't do it all on our own. SCCF wants to be a part of your support network and get you plugged into our network. Whether it's getting your idea off the ground, exploring ways to scale and expand your business, or finding the best funding option, SCCF is here to guide you through that process.
Business Bootcamp is our virtual class to help you launch your business. We will help you develop business skills and determine the viability of your idea and what it will take to be a successful entrepreneur. You will cover a wide range of business topics, and have access to Q&A sessions with local entrepreneurs.
In 2023 we're offering three cohort models:
Winter: class will meet once a week for 8 consecutive weeks
Spring: class will meet twice a week for 4 consecutive weeks
Fall: coursework will be covered over two full days of intensive sessions
Tuition for Business Bootcamp is $325 and includes all course materials. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available.
WHO should apply?
This program is right for you if you have never started a business before and need guidance and encouragement to begin, or if you have a business you’ve been running, but need to refine it or want a refresher on business basics.
WHEN does bootcamp happen?
The next course begins May 8th, register now!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT...
Cash Flow Projections
Setting Up Your Business
Pitching Your Idea
Startup Shenandoah Valley (S2V)
STARTUP SHENANDOAH VALLEY (S2V) is a 16-week business acceleration program that enables you to take your business to the next level. In weeks 1-8 (Coaching Phase), power through those big changes you’ve been thinking about making by working one-on-one with an experienced business coach. With the help of your coach and SCCF staff, goals, benchmarks, and milestones create an action plan for your business. In the Coaching Phase, each week will include a 45-minute coaching session, a 1.5-hour Cohort Stand Up session, as well as group and one-on-one Builder 10 and Clifton Strengths sessions. Expect to spend between 6-10 hours per week.
In weeks 9-16 (Mentoring Phase), work with a mentor to continue along your path, reflect on successes, iterate as needed, and see formidable results at the end! In the Mentoring Phase, each week will include a 1-hour mentoring session where you can work through challenges and gain insight from a successful entrepreneur. Stand Up meetings will taper to once a month, giving you more time to work on your business.
The program and coursework are valued at over $3000 however, SCCF is pleased to offer this program to participants for only $1000. Payment plans of $250 per month are encouraged. If this cost is still an impediment to joining the cohort, SCCF has various financial solutions upon request.
WHO should apply?
Businesses ready for rapid, iterative development, at every level — from building to refining and scaling the business model.
Read about some of our past S2V alumni!
WHAT to expect?
6-10 companies will participate in 8 weeks of virtual content tailored to their business and stage of growth. Companies should expect to invest about 6-10 hours of their time per week on the program.
HOW does S2V differ?
Participants are supported by coaches, mentors, SCCF staff, their peers, and subject matter experts as you execute the plan you develop all in a virtual environment. This allows for maximum, entrepreneur-led impact and the most flexibility on your work/life schedule.
WHEN does S2V happen?
Cohort 7 will begin in Fall 2023.
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FOR BUSINESSES BASED IN OR CREATING JOBS IN...
FOR BUSINESSES FOCUSED ON...
Light manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, information technology, and professional services.