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Waco Entrepreneurs Can Get on the FastTrac

July 29, 2004

Another FastTrac program designed to sharpen the business skills of entrepreneurs is scheduled to get underway August 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 FastTrac NewVenture, recommended for beginning entrepreneurs or those with an idea for a business, is a nine week course.  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. at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

"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 August 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 student consultants are junior, senior and graduate-level students, most of them majoring in entrepreneurship, who are enrolled in a field studies course.


For an application and more information click here or call 254-710-4157.

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