BUSINESS SUPPORT  Helping You Launch & Grow Your Business

The reality of entrepreneurship is that we can’t do it all on our own. SCCF wants to be a part of your support network and get you plugged in to our network. Whether it’s getting your idea off the ground, exploring ways to scale and expand your business, or finding the best funding option, SCCF is here to guide you through that process. 

Startup Shenandoah Valley

Startup Shenandoah Valley is a hybrid program that combines the strengths of accelerator and incubator models. The program delivers online coaching to identify and address the riskiest parts of each entrepreneur’s business model. Participants will join a cohort with access to the best resource providers, mentors, and investors in and beyond the region. This powerful network and flexible online guidance are what make S2V unique. S2V is offered to participants at no charge and without equity requirements.

Women and Minority-Owned Business Support

Beginning in January 2021, women and minority-owned businesses can receive grants and scholarships to our 8-week Business Bootcamp. Support is made possible by our program sponsor, AT&T.

Learning Lab

SCCF is proud to partner with Letterpress Communications to offer Learning Lab, a 5-week digital marketing course featuring one-on-one coaching from experts in the fields of website development, marketing strategy, and search engine optimization. Participants also work in cohorts and are able to brainstorm together and build relationships that can strengthen professional and community ties for the future  Interested applicants should apply by December 30. Accepted applicants will be notified in January 2021 of their application status and course dates. Registration is free, thanks to a generous sponsorship from Shentel Business.

Shentel Business provides advanced broadband services, digital TV, high-speed Internet and phone services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Kentucky. Shentel Business specializes in providing advanced services to rural and underserved markets.

Business Bootcamp

Business Bootcamp is an 8-week class to help you launch your business. We will help you develop business skills and determine the viability of your idea and what it will take to be a successful entrepreneur.

The course is 6pm-8:30pm each Wednesday for eight weeks. You will learn Business Modeling; Understanding Pricing and Break-Even Analysis; and Cash Flow Projections. The course also offers Q & A sessions with local Entrepreneurs and covers topics including Legal Entities; Business Taxes; Setting Up Your Business; and Pitching Your Idea Effectively.

Tuition for Business Bootcamp is $325 and includes all course materials. Need-based scholarships and payments plans also available.

Tuesday Tip Workshops

These classes are available to anyone who is interested in the topic for the month and they are completely FREE. 

These monthly special topic workshops are hosted virtually and cover content like HR, Managing Your Nonprofit, Leadership, Finance, and more.

Youth Entrepreneurship

We want to train up the next generation of entrepreneurs!

We have partnered with many of the local school systems to bring the Startup Experience, a two-day entrepreneurship workshop, to the Shenandoah Valley. This program helps students get a first taste of the world of entrepreneurship.

Since it’s successful launch in 2018, we’ve been able to expand our youth entrepreneurship program offerings. Stay tuned for more details on additional Startup Experiences offered around the Shenandoah Valley as well as the launch of a youth entrepreneurship summer camp.