Starting a new business requires total commitment, discipline, and passion. But assuring the success of a new venture also requires the acquisition of essential skills, tools and knowledge. That is the purpose of SCORE Westchester’s Boot Camp for Start-Ups. In a series of five interactive workshops, those planning a new business or those who have just started a new business can acquire the means and methods for launching their new venture on solid footing and avoiding pitfalls on the path to success.

All the workshops are conducted by Certified SCORE Mentors who are expert in the subject covered. Additional SCORE mentors provide one-on-one assistance in completing the interactive exercises that are part of every workshop. Participants also gain by sharing with fellow attendees their ideas and experiences in planning their respective businesses.

The five workshops topics:

  • Session 1-Start-Up Considerations
  • Session 2-Refining Your Business Concept
  • Session 3-Marketing Decisions
  • Session 4-Understanding Financial Fundamentals
  • Session 5-Financing Your Business

Attendees at the past four Boot Camp programs have been virtually unanimous in describing the Boot Camp program as particularly helpful, stimulating and inclusive.

A typical reaction:

“I felt that the Boot Camp exceeded my expectations,” said Elizabeth Ferguson. “I was impressed with the generosity of the SCORE people who presented. They were not only knowledgeable but generous and interested in sharing their time and learning about our interests and ideas.”

One-on-one mentoring can continue, at no charge, following the Boot Camp program. There is no limit on the number of mentoring sessions and we encourage participants to take advantage of this ongoing support as they grow their businesses.

“Absolutely excellent-it was great to share experiences with others having similar concerns,” said Marguerite Warncke. “I couldn’t be happier with the program.”

Boot Camp — A Proven Path to Start-Up Success