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Central Texas Entrepreneurs, FastTrac is Enrolling Now

Nov. 8, 2007

By Ashley Killough

The FastTrac Entrepreneurship Training Program is accepting applications for spring courses to begin January 15, 2008.

FastTrac is a national cooperative program for current and potential entrepreneurs in Central Texas and is co-sponsored by the Waco Chamber of Commerce, City of Waco, and John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor University. FastTrac was created by entrepreneurs and other leading business instructors from across the country, and more than 165,000 participants have completed the program since 1993.

The program has two tracks: FastTrac NewVenture and FastTrac GrowthVenture.

FastTrac NewVenture is designed for those who are starting a new business or wanting to develop a business plan. The material introduces the essential elements of a start-up venture and focuses on the specific needs of entrepreneurs.

FastTrac GrowthVenture helps entrepreneurs sharpen their strategic thinking skills as they plan for growth and build sustainable businesses. By developing necessary knowledge and skills for the business world, participants gain confidence in managing businesses and being profitable.

Each intensive course is a tested, comprehensive and dynamic, educationally-based program from which participants will walk away with their own professional operational, marketing and business plans.

Sessions for FastTrac NewVenture and FastTrac GrowthVenture will be held from 6-9:00 p.m. each Tuesday for 11 weeks at the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor campus beginning January 15, 2008.

Applications are due by January 9, 2008, and are available by calling 254-710-4157 or online at

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