Hosted by MACED (Mountain Association for Community Economic Development), The FastTrac program consists of 10 evening sessions led by a FastTrac certified facilitator and supported by business coaches, local business speakers and the local business community. The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) partners with local people to build upon the strengths of Kentucky and Central Appalachia. They create economic alternatives and strive to make Appalachian communities better places to live.
What is the FastTrac® NewVenture™
The road to starting a successful business begins with passion for an idea, a business plan based on research and analysis, and the persistence to pursue the vision. Supporting the early stages of this process, FastTrac NewVenture is designed to introduce the key elements of what it takes to launch a successful business.
Written by seasoned business owners, FastTrac NewVenture offers essential business information to help develop business skills and build a strong business foundation. FastTrac offers non-traditional, experiential learning with hands-on coaching sessions. Opportunities to network and learn from peers as well as experienced business owners and professionals who work with start-up businesses are a key part of the program.
Nicole Mueller, of Startup Production, was honored to be asked to participate as one of the program’s coaches for the Fall 2014 session. The coaches will provided advice and guidance in their area of expertise, meet and encourage participants to guide them in the business planning process, as well as share their experience and talents as guest speakers when appropriate.
“Working with small business for over 14 years, providing internet marketing ideas and strategies, I understand the needs of small business owners and speak their language, as a small business owner myself. I look forward to the interchange of ideas and supporting local entrepreneurs.”
For more information about MACED and their programs: http://www.maced.org/