Entrepreneurs: Get your business growing in 2011

Attention Arizona Entrepreneurs:  Four FastTrac entrepreneur training programs are open for registration at :

Kauffman FastTrac®

Take Charge of Your Business™

What is FastTrac?

FastTrac is a practical, hands-on business development program designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business. As a FastTrac participant, you won’t just learn about business, you’ll live it. You will work on your own business ideas or ventures throughout the course – moving your ventures to new levels of performance.

You’ll work on your business, instead of in your business. You’ll look at all aspects of your company and write a business plan to address present and future needs. You’ll identify your competition, how to penetrate your market, and the legal aspects of operating a business.

Through FastTrac, you’ll study with a group of peers – entrepreneurs like yourself – who are working to improve their businesses. You’ll work with certified instructors with real business experience who understand the challenges of operating and growing small businesses. In this supportive environment, you’ll incubate new business ideas, uncover areas that need reinforcing, and establish a foundation from which to make decisions.

FastTrac is being offered in three versions:

GrowthVenture for existing businesses wanting higher levels of performance.

• Gilbert: Tuesdays, Jan. 25 to Mar. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $150 for the book.

• Maricopa: Thursdays, Jan. 27 to Mar. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free for Maricopa-based businesses and residents!

TechVenture for tech businesses looking to commercialize technology.

• Tempe: Mondays, Feb. 7 to Apr. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $150 for the book.

NewVenture for startups and new entrepreneurs.

• Mesa: Wednesdays, Jan. 19 to Mar. 23, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Free for Mesa-based businesses and residents!

How you will learn:

FastTrac participants learn from the facilitators, from their books, and from each other. GrowthVenture and TechVenture programs also feature guest speakers with specialized knowledge in each topic.

Instructors are:

Francine Hardaway, Ph.D.
Dr. Francine

Francine Hardaway, Ph.D.: social media; blogger; marketing expert, entrepreneurial “Mom.”

Ed NusbaumEd Nusbaum

Ed Nusbaum: operates web-based businesses; unique problem-solving perspective.

Phillip Blackerby



Phillip Blackerby: strategic planning; financial analysis; process improvement.

Get Connected

Join over 500 Valley entrepreneurs who are FastTrac alumni. Spread the work to fellow Arizona Entrepreneurs who are interested in entrepreneurship training.

More info:

Lots more info:


For more information and to ask questions, contact Phillip Blackerby of Blackerby Associates, Inc.  (602) 908-1082

Kauffman FastTrac®  and Take Charge of Your Business™ are trademarks of the Marion Ewing Kaufman Foundation

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