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Thu, Mar 9 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

The Kauffman FastTrac® series is an educational program, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, which is designed to help you evaluate and perfect your business concept, as well as complete a comprehensive business plan. Whether you’re starting a food truck or a factory, a construction company or a consulting firm, you need a plan. This 10-week series offered twice a year can help. The program is most appropriate for those who are: either within a year of launching your business or have launched within the past year and are seeking a plan for establishing your business. You will study with a group of entrepreneurs, experienced facilitators, and people with start-up business experience who understand the pitfalls of starting a new enterprise. Each week, you'll meet in our virtual classroom and hear from our expert facilitator and a guest expert. You’ll also receive lifetime access to an online FastTrac® Toolkit. The Toolkit houses the business planning templates, action steps, activities, videos, and other helpful materials. When you finish the program, you will know if your idea has profit potential, and will have an actionable plan you can use as a roadmap or take to investors. In this ten module FastTrac® program, you will: •Explore entrepreneurship and develop your business concept. •Identify and research market needs. •Set financial goals and determine start-up costs. •Develop research skills and determine the unique features and benefits of your product/service. •Research and analyze the market and prepare a marketing plan. •Create a business image and marketing strategies. •Build the organization team and understand legal structures. •Plan for a profitable business, evaluate pricing and profitability. •Learn how to monitor cash flow and seek funds. •Determine and implement next steps to launch your business and complete your business plan Course dates: Thursdays, from 6pm to 9pm ET, Via Zoom Link. 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, and 5/11. Zoom links and course materials will be provided to accepted applicants in advance of the class start date. Hear from graduates about their experience: "This class has taught me so much about my business, but more importantly it has taught me so much about myself. In one word, this class is priceless." "The program has given me the ability to materialize years of thoughts and dreams into actionable steps. The process of preparing a Business Plan allowed me to find the potential pitfalls and benefits before operations. Completing my Business Plan has given me the confidence and knowledge to succeed. " We will be offering scholarships for those applicants whose businesses (or business ideas) are feasible, promising, and/or have proven consistent market traction. Limited financial aid is available to those who qualify with financial need. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For an questions about accommodations, scholarships, financial aid, or general inquires please email Please submit an application to be considered for this program. The online application form is linked below:



Please email Joyce Cadesca, WBC Director, at if you would like to apply for a scholarship or financial aid.

Fee: $ 300.00