Shenandoah Community Capital Fund Opens Registration for Winter Session Business Bootcamp

The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund (SCCF) has opened registration for the winter session Business Bootcamp, the organization’s flagship program and business development class. Business Bootcamp is a virtual, 4-week program to help entrepreneurs and first-time business owners develop business skills, determine the viability of their business, and gain access to skills and connections that will make them successful small business owners.


Over 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. The

curriculum will also cover important financial documents such as Profit and Loss statements and Cash Flow Projections and a session dedicated to marketing and storytelling.

This program is a great fit for anyone who has a business idea that they’ve always

wanted to work on, but are looking for guidance and encouragement to begin, or entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of their business and want to strengthen their business skills. The program combines traditional instruction from SCCF staff and local small business owners and Q&A panel discussions with business experts and supporters such as CPAs, lawyers, bankers, and marketing experts. 


“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,” said

one program participant and business owner.


Business Bootcamp classes begin January 29th and take place Monday and

Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, on Zoom, for four consecutive weeks. 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 SCCF’s Program Manager, Jessica Bond at Deadline for registration is January 25th. 


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Brit Chambers

Brit Chambers is a resident of Highland County, Virginia and a news reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio. She loves living in a small town and relishes the outdoor adventures and community feeling that Highland has to offer. Brit has a background in journalism, marketing, and public relations and spends her free time reading good books, baking sourdough bread, and hiking with her family.

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