Do You Have a Million-Dollar idea?
Sunmark invests in the success of our local businesses by providing solutions that help business owners dream bigger and achieve financial success.
More than half of us believe we have a million-dollar idea tucked away in the back of our brains. A survey delving into the increasing shift towards entrepreneurship found that 59% of adults have considered quitting their current job to launch their own business.
The OnePoll survey of 2,000 people found that two-thirds of respondents think they would be successful entrepreneurs. Online content creation is the most popular type of business that people dream of launching (51%), selling products online came second (49%), followed by providing services virtually (49%), in-person (46%), and opening a brick-and-mortar store (39%).
When asked what keeps them from taking the leap, a third pointed to a fear of failure, while 37% said they lack the financial means. Three in 5 are already ahead of the game by having a side-hustle or are seriously thinking of launching one.
Sunmark is a proud supporter of all area entrepreneurs, and is proud to present the Capital Regions Chamber's Entrepreneur Boot Camp. The 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.
The winners of the business plan competition receive a $3,000 cash grant from Sunmark Credit Union.
If you would like to learn more about Entrepreneur Boot Camp, contact Laura Mann, Capital Region Chamber Vice President, Business Resources at 518.431.1430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.