FastTrac Entrepreneurship Classes Enrolling in Eastern KY

MACED is offering the FastTrac NewVenture entrepreneurship class in Prestonsburg and Hazard beginning May 14. This program "is designed to introduce the key elements of successful entrepreneurship. Written by entrepreneurs for aspiring entrepreneurs, FastTrac® NewVenture™ offers essential business information to help develop entrepreneurial skills and build a strong business foundation. FastTrac® offers non-traditional, experiential learning with hands-on coaching sessions. Opportunities to network and learn from peers as well as seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals who work with start-up businesses are a key part of the experience." 


The FastTrac® Program Includes:

• The Kauffman FastTrac® NewVenture™ entrepreneur manual.

• Life-long access to the Kauffman FastTrac® on-line toolkit and resource center. This service provides business planning templates, action steps, activities, videos and additional business information resources to help in your FastTrac® NewVenture™ program and in the years that follow.

• The FastTrac® program consisting of 10 evening sessions led by a FastTrac® certified facilitator and supported by business coaches, local business speakers and the local business community.

• Access to a growing local community of entrepreneurs and organizations who will answer questions and generally support you in developing your business.


Upcoming Programs and Registration Information


Big Sandy Area


May 14 through June 21 2012

Mondays and Thursdays

(There will not be classes on May 28 or 31.)


Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Auxier Center/Hand in Hand Ministries

COST: Cost: $100. Scholarships available. All Chamber members will receive a $50 scholarship.


Hazard/Perry County


May 14 through June 18 2012

Mondays and Thursdays

(No class on May 28.)


Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Board Room Building of the Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD)

917 Perry Park Road, Hazard

COST: Cost: $100. Scholarships available.


Registration Fee

The registration fee for the FastTrac® program is $100. Half of this amount, $50, will be refunded to all participants who complete the program by attending at least 9 of the 10 evening sessions. A limited number of $50 scholarships are available to low- and moderate- income participants on a first come, first serve basis. The scholarship is determined and applied at the time of registration. Click here to register!


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What to Expect at the FastTrac® Program

The FastTrac® Program consists of 10 sessions. The first three sessions focus on developing a business concept that will help achieve individual goals. Participants will establish a personal vision, write the business concept statement and research and analyze the concept for feasibility. The last seven modules will continue through each step of the business planning process. A key outcome of the program is a researched, developed and written business plan that articulates each participant’s business concept. After the plan is complete a feasibility checklist will be used to test for product/service, market and financial feasibility.


What is the Format for Each Evening Session?

Food will be provided at the opening of each evening session. The offering will vary from light snacks to sandwiches and salad. Each class session will be divided into three parts. The first hour will include a facilitated presentation and discussion of the evening’s topic. The second hour will be a guest speaker adding detail and real world experience to the session. The third hour will focus on the participants’ business concepts and plans. There will be varying amounts of homework between sessions. Be prepared!


How Can I Get More Information?

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Geoffrey Willett at 859-986-7804 or If leaving a message please be sure to include your name, email address and daytime phone number.