Capital Region Chamber & Entrepreneur Boot Camp

5 Computer Drive South Colonie, NY 12205


The Capital Region Chamber’s goal is economic prosperity – to their business members and our community. The Chamber helps build a strong community by connecting our members to people, business and issues important to business success. Through the Chamber, you and your business are engaged in initiatives that move us toward a successful future. We represent 2,600 businesses and organizations from throughout the Capital Region – Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties and beyond – that employ more than 150,000 area residents. We provide leadership and resources to grow member businesses and our regional economy.The Capital Region Chamber enables for-profit and nonprofit businesses of all types and sizes to accomplish more together than may have been possible on their own.

Entrepreneur Boot Camp is an award-winning 60-hour intensive training program that guides would-be entrepreneurs and existing businesses through the step-by-step process of starting, operating and managing a business. The program is held two nights per week over the course of 12 weeks. Each session features business experts addressing topics critical to the growth of successful enterprises including accounting, legal, market research, real estate, taxes, insurance, payroll, cash flow, marketing, social media and more.

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Participants develop a business plan, and toward the end of the course present the plan to a panel of judges. The winners of the business plan competition receive a $1,500 cash grant from Sunmark Federal Credit Union, a one-year Chamber membership, office equipment from Repeat Business Systems, promotional items from Safeguard, an education package from Excelsior College and two computer courses from MicroKnowledge.