Founders Business Growth BootcampTM

Participants in the Business Growth BootcampTM will gain:


Learn from Bootcamp instructor Kim Folsom who has 25+ years experience successfully growing and funding small businesses.

Specific strategies and tools for business growth:

  • Clarity and introduction to funding options to support their expansion;
  • An integrated action plan to get results;
  • A Business Growth Game Plan Template.


1-on-1 Tutorial Support to Build A Custom Growth & Funding Plan.

Complimentary copies of two books:

  • Thinking Big Is Not Enough, Author Michael Walsh - Chief Growth Officer, Founders First Capital Partners, LLC
  • Million Dollar Conversations, Co-Author Kim Folsom - Chief Executive Officer, LIFT Development Enterprises, Inc. and Founders First Capital Partners, LLC


First ten (10) sessions, 1-on-1 coaching and groups sessions will take place via online interactive classroom.

Orientation December 13, 2017 at 8:30am to 9:30am PT

Sessions are weekly starting Jan 5, 2018 from 8:30am to 11:00am PT.

Bootcamp Completion Event will take place at: The Sanford Center of Philanthropy, at National University (11355 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037) Apr 5, 2018 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm PT**.

**Reception will be held immediately after the event. Refreshments will be provided.


This bootcamp is designed to provide business owners with the skills, tools, and perspectives needed to achieve largescale growth in their business. This bootcamp will also prepare participants to apply to potential funding sources to support the growth of their business.


This program is for entrepreneurs with established businesses, earning $500K—$2M in annual revenue, who want to achieve rapid growth.


This program runs for 60 days with weekly group sessions through interactive webinars, combined with 1-on-1 and group tutorial support.

lf you‘re serious about growing your business - BIG TIME - this may be for you.


The fee for this program is $3097 US.

lf you have a USA based business with at least $250,000 of annual revenues, and qualify in one of the below categories, you may be eligible for a scholarship up to $1,600 US.

Special considerations for:

  • Woman-owned business,
  • Ethnic minorities,
  • Veterans,
  • Membership in participating business organization and
  • Located in a low to moderate income (LMI) area.


Upon successful completion of this Bootcamp, those businesses who meet our criteria will be given the opportunity to apply for funding consideration directly from Founders First Capital Partners, LLC.

For more information and the specific criteria, please email us at or call (855) 603-8634. To register, go here to begin the process.


Module 1: Introduction and Overview

After reviewing the overall program (including how it will work, and ground rules), we start by debunking some of the common myths about business growth. We explore revenue models and how to tap the power of recurring revenue in the business. We review strategies for exiting your business.

Module 2: Sales – From Lead to Deal

Traditional sales is dead. With technological changes and increased access to information, people are doing their own learning. In this module we introduce a methodology for new customer acquisition.

Module 3: Marketing / Lead Generation

We guide you through strategies for niche market adoption for growing your business. We share with you 42 different ways to generate leads for your business. We clarify where to start, and how to build a tactical promotion plan to consistently generate more qualified leads.

Module 4: Building Recurring Revenues

The more predictable the revenues in a business, the more stable the growth. Learn some of the most effective methods for a business to generate consistent repeat revenues.

Module 5: Operations

In order to grow, business owners need to determine how to best scale their ability to produce and deliver their products and services. We clarify the core elements of expansion, and identify the various components that will need to be addressed in order to grow profitably. We introduce a methodology for process improvement, innovation, and technology enablement.

Module 6: People Part 1 – Hiring Talent

Getting the right people on the team is half the challenge. Nobody plans on hiring wrong. Yet, mis-hires are one of the chief culprits in scuttling plans for growth. We provide a systematic process to recruit and select the top talent for each role within a company.

Module 7: People Part 2 – Growing the Effectiveness of Current Staff

The performance of staff is critical to success. We identify how to use the criteria in the hiring process to determine an effective way to measure and manage staff performance. In addition, the development of a corporate culture based in a company’s vision and values, ensures sustainability of results.

Module 8: Money Part 1 – Company Financials, Metrics & Funding Growth

Understanding the essential elements of the financial picture is essential to profitable growth. We break down the core elements of financial statements, and their implications on growth. Further, we help participants to identify the metrics needed to monitor progress. We explore different funding alternatives and the pros and cons of each. Participants clarify how to use invested funds to maximize leverage and impact, while mitigating risk.

Module 9: Money Part 2 – Cash Flow

Let’s face it, growth eats cash. Profit is essential, but cash is king. Accounts receivable doesn’t pay payroll. Staff all need their money when payroll is due, regardless of whether your customers are slow to pay their bills. Getting on top of cash flow is critical to success in growth.

Module 10: Pulling it All Together

A business is more than a series of pieces. It is a system that needs to work in an integrated manner to be effective. We lay out a process to integrate the learning of all the modules in an order that is suited to the particular needs of the business.

$7500 Pitch & Graduation Day – Meeting with Funders

Upon completion of this bootcamp, participants will be given the opportunity to present themselves and their businesses live to traditional and non-traditional lenders and investors.

Included will be: traditional debt lenders, alternative debt financiers, angel investors, and crowd-funding investment platform sources.

This is an opportunity to meet prospective funders and learn first-hand each participant’s readiness for different levels of funding. $7500 in cash prizes will be awarded.