Fasttrac Classes Offered This Fall, Deadline Aug. 20

July 13, 1999

This fall, two FastTrac classes will be open to the public at the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor University. The deadline for admission to the FastTrac program is Aug. 20.

FastTrac is a national program geared toward aspiring and current entrepreneurs. It has been holding classes in Waco since 1986. The program is co-sponsored by Baylor's Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship, the City of Waco and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with McLennan Community College, Small Business Development Center/Business Resource Center, Texas State Technical College, Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Heart of Texas Black Chamber of Commerce.

FastTrac 1 is an entrepreneurship training program designed to allow participants to explore the potential of their business idea. They will examine ideas from every angle, noting strengths and weaknesses, as well as sharing ideas and strategies with other students in the class. FastTrac 1 is a nine-week course beginning Sept. 7. It will be held on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

FastTrac 2 is an entrepreneurship program created help participants unleash the potential of their business. It involves a hands-on program using students' businesses as case studies and teaching them to look at their entire business and put proven business practices to work. FastTrac 2 is an eleven-week course beginning Sept. 7. It will also be held on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Applications for the program are available at Baylor, the City of Waco and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Mary Abrahams, FastTrac Coordinator, at (254) 710-4149 or Malinda Green at (254) 710-4157.

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