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Join us at AZEC11 on November 16th

Last week in a board meeting, I listened as the chairman opened his remarks with the opening quote from Dickens’ classic novel A Tale of Two Cities:

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New FastTrac programs roll out in AZ this September

The  FastTrac Team has been busy this  summer and is rolling  new programs this September.

Several new entrepreneurship programs are starting this month. Please spread the word to friends and associates who want to start a new business or advance their existing businesses.  (FastTrac Graduates can attend any program below for Free.)

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RoadMap to Launch a Rousing Success

This year, OTEF’s entrepreneurship training program was held in conjunction with the City of Chandler and Gangplank, a not-for-profit community collaboration space in downtown Chandler. Entrepreneurs with an idea gathered first at StartupWeekendChandler to collaborate in 54 hours of non-stop idea pitching, team formation, and preliminary planning.

The teams that emerged from StartupWeekendChandler were invited to participate in a Roadmap to Launch program for eight weeks at Gangplank. OTEF conducted that program, and we’re happy to report that the room was full to overflowing all summer long, and about twenty-five attendees participated.

In this program, disadvantaged entrepreneurs from Chandler and environs received the same Lean Startup training given to Silicon Valley’s best and brightest, thanks to the OTEF facilitation team.

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Resources for starting and growing a business

Starting a new business is exciting.  Keeping it growing and succeeding is an ongoing process.

Here in Arizona there are many resources available to both   start ups and existing businesses to help you along the way.  Here are a few you might want to check out:

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Community News: YOB Business Fair March 18, 2011

Are you exploring starting your own business?

Mark your calendars for the YOB Fair on March 18, 2011 at the Shrine Auditorium in Phoenix.