Entrepreneur Boot Camp
The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber's Entrepreneur Boot Camp is New York State’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) – administered locally by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber and funded by the Empire State Development Corporation.
The program is designed to provide business assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, increase the formation of new businesses and strengthen the operations of businesses during the early stages of development.
This 60-hour program is held two nights per week over a course of 12 weeks and educates entrepreneurs on the critical skills necessary for business growth and expansion. The classes blended classroom and individual training with lectures by prominent business experts, followed by question-and-answer sessions.
Guest lecturers covered topics including: branding, advertising, legal issues, presentation skills, accounting and more. Guidance for improving sales and attaining financing is also provided.
Entrepreneurs learn business skills and how to develop a business plan. In fact, at the end of the course, participants will have completed a rough draft of their business plan.