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Consulting Business Boot Camp

 Boot Camp 2021 has been postponed to 2022 because of COVID-19. This page describes 2020 .

Starting a business on your own is a challenging adventure... the path is filled with several unknowns, obstacles and humbling experiences. It is also filled with new knowledge, personal growth and an enormous sense of accomplishment.

RPCN has assembled a distinguished group of subject matter experts from throughout the Rochester Business Community to provide an intensive 5-week training program.  The Boot Camp consists of a unique set of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions designed to provide the knowledge and tools you will need to start (or improve) a successful consulting business.

Navigate the path ahead with expert guidance - while avoiding time consuming and expensive mistakes commonly experienced by those who do not seek help.


5 Mondays: Feb. 10, 17, 24, plus March 2,9, 2020

Sessions are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (includes Breakfast & Lunch)


    - RPCN Members $295
    - Non-Members:   $345

Join RPCN for $125 and register for the Boot Camp at the member price...

    -  (125 + 295) = $420           



The Boot Camp is designed for consultants and solo service providers looking to start up (or improve) their own business.

Topics include:

  • Defining Your Foundation – services, clients and value.

  • Legal Considerations for Business – attorney presentations on business entity, trademarks, contracts, intellectual property.

  • Effective Marketing Strategies – branding, collateral material, social media.

  • Sales
  • Giving Formal Presentations - Best practices, expert panel feedback.
  • Additional Resources

Hands-on and interactive sessions – apply what you learn while you learn.

Successful business owners share their knowledge and experience.

During the final session, attendees perform a ten-minute value presentation and receive feedback from business experts.


If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please fill out the application form.

Our Sponsors:

AIOPX Management Consulting

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Bob Lurz

Whatever your expertise, I help you launch and build an independent consulting practice. I educate and coach you to do the right things at the right time, with the right sense of focus and urgency. Speed up your startup and acquire those elusive clients much faster with Consultants Accelerator.

Barb Moore

Are you frustrated when using your computer? Do you need help either learning to use the computer, learning how to do a specific task, or getting your computer to work properly? Does your staff need to learn a new program?  For over 18 years I have been helping people end their computer frustrations through training and troubleshooting.

David Powe
Uncommon solutions … Extraordinary results. That’s what I produce for the people who do business with me. I am an Operations Excellence leader with experience applying Lean and Six Sigma methodologies throughout all facets of an organization. 

Laurie Enos

Laurie is an energetic force of marketing savvy. She is co-owner of Blue Lilac Marketing Group and has over 20 years marketing experience working with companies in varying fields. Laurie works strategically with her clients to create powerful and elegant marketing solutions. She's ready to deliver value at every turn!

Bre Morris
With a deep rooted passion for all things PR/branding, and many years of experience running her family's small business, Bre launched her own marketing consulting company in 2018 with the vision of helping small to medium sized businesses "b. mor" successful! Over the past year, B. Mor has quickly grown serving over a dozen new clients in the areas of social media management, re-branding, PR, and consulting clients on overall campaign management.

Tom Frisk

Professional career coach with extensive experience locating positions for job seekers. Direct experience with employers and job candidates. Have written over 1500 resumes. Coached job seekers on interviewing skills and job hunting methods. It's not just my job - it's my passion.

Brett Farrow

Building upon experiences gained at private law firms, publicly traded companies and private businesses, I strive to meet the specialized needs of both business and health care providers in: forming and organizing business and professional entities; buying and selling organizations; owning and managing medical practices and business entities; advising clients on professional ‚Äčlicensure issues; and, providing regulatory compliance and business oversight for institutional providers.

Greg Taylor

You're on LinkedIn. Big deal. Who cares? So what? We make it meaningful and rewarding.  We facilitate making connections online and offline via social media, events and personal introductions. We specialize in LinkedIn as a primary resource tool for connecting although are not affiliated with LinkedIn Corporation in anyway.


Tamara MacDuff
It's more important than ever to have your business online and in engaging in the social sphere. I help businesses speak with their clients and prospects, not at them with a strategic approach to social media. I can help you curate and create content that will drive sales and increase your influence in your community & with your clients. Conversation changes everything - let's talk!

Mary Sperr

Specialties: Community Leader | Corporate Advertising | Event Planning & Coordination | Grant Writing | Marketing Communications | Press Releases | Proposal Creation | Brochures | Collateral | Logo Design | Branding | Social Media | Trade Show Booth Design

Melissa Davis
Melissa is the founder of Values to Brand and has been working both in and with startups for over 8 years. She brings a passion for supporting and helping business aligned to positive change grow their impact. Melissa developed and teaches a unique values alignment process and recently became a certified StoryBrand Guide to further her mission to help startups align for-profit business with social impact.

Mark Dulaney

The Spokesman for Better Results through Enhanced Performance!  I help good people create a balanced and successful life which includes the income, career or business, body, bank account, romantic relationship and family they want.  To create that life, I help you improve your results by enhancing your daily consistent performance. To help you create consistently great performance and results I created a science, a community, a system of accountability and a way-of-life.

Sid Ragona

Sid has an extensive technical and business background in Biophysics, Nanotechnology, Microscopy and Surface Characterization. Sid currently manages a manufacturers representative business in Upstate NY, that serves both the US and Canada.

Tracy Jong

My clients tell me that my most useful asset is the ability to take complex and nuanced laws and regulations, along with industry business information, to make the clear and simple. Most people want to do things the right way but don't know what they need to do. Understanding is the first step to compliance.

Robert Gerace

Robert is recently retired from Paychex as a Senior Leadership & Management Trainer. He was an adjunct professor at RIT (35 yrs) teaching professional selling, marketing, enterprise & small business management, and counter-terrorism. He is also an adjunct professor for MCC (8 yrs) delivering management training programs at corporations and hospitals.  Robert has a military background where he spent 27 years as a Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer which included 10 yrs as acting Naval Attache to US Embassy in Nigeria. He also spent 1 yr as UN Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Zambia to establish a banking system for that country.


REGISTERBoot Camp Organizer

Devin K. Floyd

Vice President of RPCN and President of NYOCON LLC.

Devin specializes in helping IT Executives improve their level of IT support provided to The Business. He offers much needed help to organizations experiencing: post-merger hangovers, loss of productivity, low employee morale, and other money wasting issues.  Focusing less on systems and more on the people side of IT, he offers help with: better aligning IT with The Business, change management, consolidation efforts from mergers & acquisitions (M&A), redesigning workflow, simplifying processes & procedures, and more.


Contact: RPCN Vice President Devin K. Floyd, 585-902-2900  



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