ABOUT KAUFFMAN FASTTRAC®
Kauffman FastTrac® equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the business skills and insights, tools, resources, and peer networks necessary to start and grow successful businesses.
The Kauffman FastTrac® program was created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation in the world devoted to entrepreneurship, to lower the barriers of entrepreneurship by providing practical learning materials, delivered online and via teaching partners, to entrepreneurs. In doing so, FastTrac encourages and equips more people to start businesses, contributing to increased startup activity nationwide. The Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. serves as an affiliate of the Kauffman FastTrac® program.
The Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. offers Kauffman FastTrac® twice a year in the spring and fall. Certified Kauffman FastTrac® facilitators teach the course in an interactive environment where participants build a unique network with one another helping build their business plan.
The Kauffman FastTrac® program represents a great opportunity for students and adults alike who want to start or grow a business and gain access to a very successful program. Since 2010, the program has educated over 150 entrepreneurs and helped 78 businesses succeed by enabling them to overcome barriers and challenges common in starting a new business or expanding an existing business.
The Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. is greatly appreciative of the generous program sponsors, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Complete Payroll, Five Star Bank, and Robert D. Strassel, Esq. and the workforce development resources available to participants through Community Action for Wyoming County.
Kauffman FastTrac® Program - Start Your Journey
Kauffman FastTrac® is an exciting hands-on business development program, offered in a classroom setting, designed to help entrepreneurs’ fine tune the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business. Kauffman FastTrac® participants don't just learn about their business, they experience it! They work on their own business ideas throughout the program-moving their ventures to reality or new levels of growth.
The first three training modules are devoted to determining the viability and market potential of the business idea and the remaining classes help build the framework for a business plan.
Kauffman FastTrac® is a series of 10 training sessions offered one night a week from 6 to 9 p.m. Classes are held Tuesday evenings at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center second floor conference room located at 36 Center Street in Warsaw, NY. Class size is limited to 10 participants.
The registration fee is $700.00. A tuition subsidy is available to qualified applicants residing in or creating a business in Wyoming County, NY. The proposed tuition subsidy is $400.00 making the final cost $300.00. Paid tuition includes one registrant and a business partner.
The next session will begin March 5, 2019 and will run through May 7, 2019. The deadline for registration and approval for the tuition subsidy is February 22nd.
An exciting opportunity is available to high school and college students residing in Wyoming County, NY.
In collaboration with the Wyoming County Business Education Council, the Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. will provide two motivated, responsible, self-driven students and future business owners a full scholarship to attend the professional Kauffman FastTrac® training program. The “Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. Entrepreneur Scholarship” applications are currently being accepted and young entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply before the February 22nd deadline.
FastTrac Alum, Gary and Betty Burley, East Hill Creamery, know what it means to support themselves, working for decades as dairy farmers. But that doesn't mean the transition from dairy farmer to a new business owner was easy. FastTrac provides entrepreneurs with the tools, resources and education needed to launch or grow a business.