FastTrac New Venture Business Development Program

Starting a business? Exploring expansion of an existing business? FastTrac takes you where you want to go. You'll leave this 12-week program with a vision for success and in-depth, action-oriented business skills to raise capital and steer business growth.

FastTrac offers:

  • Entrepreneurial and interactive learning experiences facilitated by a Professional, Certified Coach and enhanced by guest entrepreneurs and experts
  • An opportunity to hone skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business
  • A supportive environment to build your business ideas, work on improving your business, and establish a foundation for future decision-making
  • Networking and one-on-one business counseling
  • An opportunity to construct your business plan

Through FastTrac NewVenture, you’ll develop:

  • Characteristics shared by successful entrepreneurs
  • Market research and marketing strategies
  • Best practices for managing money
  • An understanding of financial statements, sales- and cash flow- projections
  • Awareness of traditional and alternative sources of financing
  • A better grasp of market opportunities
  • Insight on how to use resources to your best advantage
  • Knowledge of management, marketing, market position, finance and operations

The WBDC is the only site in the Midwest currently offering the FastTrac NewVenture program, developed by the Kauffman Foundation. 

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