Kauffman FastTrac Business Basics, Howard County Innovation Center, Wednesday, 17. July 2019

In this 10-week guided program, aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs will develop and refine a business concept, taking it through each step of the business planning process. Through readings, research, and discussion, participants will plan and analyze their entrepreneurial vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested Business Plan. Each session is lead and guided by a certified Kauffman Facilitator. 
During this program, you'll work to:

Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision.
Align your business concept with a real market opportunity.
Learn how to set realistic financial goals for your business.
Determine the unique features and benefits of your product service.
Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage.
Define your company’s brand and marketing.
Learn how to manage business functions and develop an organizational culture.
Determine the steps to profitability.
Identify potential sources of funding for your business.
Launch your business

At the end of the course all participants will be provided the opportunity to participate in a business pitch competition with their fellow classmates. The top three pitches will receive the following: 

1st Place: $1000 + $250 Course Fee Refund + 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership 
2nd Place: $250 Course Fee Refund + 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership 
3rd Place: 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership 

You can find additional information about the Kauffman FastTrac Program on their website by clicking here. 
About FastTrac: 
Kauffman FastTrac® aims to lower the barriers to entrepreneurship by providing practical learning materials, delivered online and via teaching partners, to entrepreneurs. In doing so, FastTrac will encourage and equip more people to start businesses, contributing to increased startup activity nationwide.

Wednesday, 17. July 2019, Howard County Innovation Center, Kauffman FastTrac Business Basics

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