NIACC FastTrac® LaunchPad™ and NewVenture™ Entrepreneurial Classes Start Soon
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Mason City, IA – Jan. 6,
2010 - Do you have a business idea you’ve wanted to UNLEASH? It’s time you get
down to business. Start with FastTrac® LaunchPad™ on January 12th 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 January 21st.
These courses are hosted by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at North Iowa Area Community College.
scheduled to meet Thursday evenings beginning January 21st and
ending March 25th, 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.
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
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.
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.