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About the Bootcamp Program...
Statistics show that most business growth in any community occurs in smaller businesses. Statistics also show that most business failures are a result of the lack of business planning. The Clinton Bootcamp program walks participants through individual components of business planning, with the idea of making smarter and stronger business owners. Some may decide against starting their own business, and some may decide now isn't their time to open- that's OK. The idea is to create stronger and smarter businesses and help individuals realize if and when they can pull the trigger on opening their dream. Where the business is located isn't important to the program- there's enough information to share!
The program starts in the fall of 2019 for five weeks. Classes meet from 6-9pm on Wednesday evenings at the Clinton City Hall, 118 W. Washington St. 2nd floor, Clinton. Course books are provided, speakers are engaging, snacks are encouraged, and thoughts are provoked. Participants discover competition is a great thing, entrepreneurs are all different, and there is a huge network of people just like them to interact with. Classes are free for everyone and open to anyone, regardless of residency, stage in business planning, or even age of existing business.

The Bootcamp Grant...The purpose of this competition is to encourage the development and startup of businesses in our community. Individuals who demonstrate they are in the process of starting a new business in Clinton are eligible to apply for a grant of $5,000 as part of the Bootcamp program. The grant is a reimbursable grant that goes towards payments of rent/mortgage and/or utility bills for a storefront business within the Downtown Clinton limits. The grant is funded through the generosity of the City of Clinton. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may present their business plan to a panel of judges during the 5th week of the Bootcamp Program. The judges may recommend the grant to one of the applicants... or they may not. Are you ready to take the next step to open your business?

​​Clinton Small Business Bootcamp