- Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 23:06
- Written by Tom Hellmen
The Chamber and SCORE, the national nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses grow through one-on-one counseling and education, once again teamed up to help local businesses by offering “Business Excellence Boot Camp Plus”. The five week interactive Boot Camp provided business
The topics included:
- Knowing your business and creating an actionable plan for growth
- Supercharging your marketing and sales strategies
- Optimizing your financial planning and management to optimize revenues
- Providing the best overall customer service
Inaugural Business Boot Camp Plus Participants Back Row L to R: Mark Boos, David Fowler, Steven Nobile, Irina Samurin, Tom Helman Front Row L to R: Melissa Cousley, Cindy Dalecki, Julie Guimond, John Rothwell, Samuel Ayodele, Ryan Campbell Not pictured: Trish Giaccone, Renee Rothwell, Tatyana Kalmukova
The Boot Camp met five consecutive Wednesday evenings at the Chamber starting on April 23rd and finishing on May 21st. The program was led by SCORE mentors, who shared their practical experience in business counseling leadership and management. These mentors are part of SCORE’s Flagler/Volusia Chapter.
” This Boot Camp was amazing. I have learned so much. I was almost afraid to talk about some things in my business and the people from SCORE made it easy & invited us to come to thier office fro individual help. This Boot Camp gave me so much & I am excited about the future for my business.
Julie Guimond – Owner, Sensible Water Solutions, LLC.
Thirteen Flagler County business owners actively and enthusiastically participated in the inaugural Boot Camp. The feedback from the participants, provided by evaluation forms, comments and testimonials, was extremely positive. Each participant rated the presenters and the material covered as outstanding. They indicated that the Boot Camp helped them develop a better understanding of their business and provided practical insights and knowledge that will be valuable in helping them manage their business more effectively and efficiently in the future.
The “Plus” associated with the Boot Camp comes after the program, when participants have an opportunity to receive free and confidential counseling from SCORE mentors in areas where they need help.
” I feel the training provided is valuable to almost any business of any size. The core of the training focused on areas of success, such as marketing, customer satisfaction, and financial management, which are crucial areas that most businesses could improve for long term growth. I think SCORE & The Flagler County Chamber hit a homer run and many businesses will continue to gain valuable education & training from future Business Boot Camps.”David Fowler – Partner, Alliance Financials Partners
“Building on the success and positive feedback we received on the first Boot Camp, we plan on hosting another Boot Camp this fall”, said Rebecca DeLorenzo, Chamber President and CEO, “We’ll also keep in contact with the most recent class to see how much of an impact the program has on their businesses over time. All in all, we’re grateful to SCORE for partnering with us to offer a program that will help our members thrive.”
“As a small business owner, I know what needs to be done, but with my busy schedule, those important tasks don’t get don’t always get done. The Business Boot Camp forces you to sit down and think about applying these techniques and skills to help grow and improve my business.”Cindy Dalecki – Owner, Marketing 2 Go
The Chamber and SCORE are looking forward to the second class of
“Business Excellence Boot Camp Plus”.
The five-week fall session dates are:
October15, 22, 29, November 5 and 12
From 6-8 pm and cost to participate is $97.00
For those interested in participating,
Want To Be In The Next Boot Camp Class? Click Here
or please contact Tiffany Edwards at386-437-0106 or visit www.flaglerchamber.org for more information.