Often, people may have a great idea, but they don’t have sufficient knowledge to translate that idea into a successful business. What specific products or services will they be offering and to what market? How will they attract customers? Will they need financing to launch their business, and if so, how will they go about obtaining it? What legal structure should they select: Proprietorship, Chapter S Corporation, or LLC? During the five session workshop Boot Camp program, participants will get answers to these questions, as well as essential marketing, operational and marketing information needed to make a business thrive.

Boot Camp provides prospective owners an opportunity to test the feasibility of their idea and avoid the pitfalls that can undermine a new business venture.

Boot Camp for Start Ups: The Foundation You Need To Launch A Small Business

When you attend the SCORE Westchester Boot Camp for Start Ups you will learn from successful small business mentors who have successfully launched and operated their own businesses. This is practical, hands-on information that you can depend on when you’re creating your own small business.

Session 1
Start-Up Considerations // Tuesday, April 22nd | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

What are the necessary personal characteristics that successful entrepreneurship requires? What is the vision you have for your new business?

Session 2
Marketing Decisions // Tuesday, April 29th |6:30PM – 9:30PM

Learn how to attract customers, develop your own unique competitive edge and discover where your new business will fit in the marketplace

Session 3
Refining Your Concept // Tuesday, May 6th | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Hone in on the precise product mix or service you’ll be offering to the marketplace

Session 4
Understanding Financial Fundamentals // Tuesday, May 13th | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Understand how to establish basic financial controls, determine your break-even point and use essential tools such as balance sheets and profit and loss statements

Session 5
Financing Your Business // Tuesday, May 20th | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Identifying and understanding the many funding sources available to small business owners and how to obtain financing

Get on the Path to Profitability with SCORE Westchester’s Boot Camp for Start Ups