Central Texas Entrepreneurs Can Get On The 'FastTrac'

Aug. 11, 2004

by Cynthia J. Jackson

Another FastTrac program designed to sharpen the business skills of entrepreneurs is scheduled to get underway Aug. 31 at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. A national program geared toward aspiring and current entrepreneurs, the program is a cooperative community effort presented by the Waco Chamber of Commerce, the City of Waco and Baylor's John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship.

Two sessions are offered, including the nine-week FastTrac NewVenture, recommended for beginning entrepreneurs or those with an idea for a business. FastTrac Planning, for existing entrepreneurs or those who have owned a business for more than two years, is an 11-week course. Classes are held each Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on the Baylor campus.

"We would encourage interested persons to complete an application and return it as soon as possible, because enrollment is limited," said Mary Abrahams, program coordinator at the John Baugh Center. The application deadline is Aug. 23.

Abrahams said the FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program can teach participants the specialized knowledge, skills and insights they need to be successful entrepreneurs. Describing it as the "ultimate entrepreneurial training program," she said FastTrac has helped more than 10,000 businesses nationwide to improve and achieve success.

"Our Waco FastTrac program has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs in Central Texas since its inception six years ago," she said.

Baylor business students are involved in the program as consultants in the fields of industry research, sales/marketing strategy, promotional brochure development, and accounting software selection, installation and use. The junior, senior and graduate-level students, most of them majoring in entrepreneurship, are enrolled in a field studies course.

For an application and more information, call (254) 710-4157.

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