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NIACC FastTrac® LaunchPad™ & NewVenture™ Entrepreneurial Classes to Start

Tuesday, September 08, 2009   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeanne Yocum
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Do you have a business idea you’ve wanted to UNLEASH? It’s time you get down to business. Start with FastTrac® LaunchPad™ on September 22nd to get your arms around your idea with an introductory free two-hour session for those who are interested in the FastTrac® program but need more information.Then dive into FastTrac® NewVenture™ classes, which are designed for those looking to start a new business AND for new business owners, beginning October 1st. These courses are hosted by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at North Iowa Area Community College.


FastTrac® NewVenture™, scheduled to meet Thursday evenings beginning October 1 and ending December 10, is designed for the start-up entrepreneur. Through the course participants will evaluate and design a business concept and write a feasibility plan. Approaches to marketing, creating a market penetration strategy, understanding the customer, and pricing methods will be discussed along with various other topics.


FastTrac® entrepreneurial training began in North Iowa ten years ago. FastTrac® graduates have started over 225 businesses in North Iowa and today 78% of these businesses are still going strong today. Participants will receive two hours of credit for the course.


To register for FastTrac® LaunchPad™  or FastTrac® NewVenture™, call 422-4208 or 1-888-GO NIACC, ext. 4208. If you have any questions on the class, call the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 422-4111 or 1-888-GO NIACC, ext. 4111.


The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is located on the North Iowa Area Community College campus in Mason City and provides college level courses and degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as comprehensive consulting services for business start-ups, existing industries and owner transitions in the North Iowa region.   Space is available for start-up businesses in the North Iowa Business Incubator. 

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