10 Week Mini Business School

The Newberry Downtown Development Association, the City of Newberry, the Chamber of Commerce, Newberry County, and Newberry College are all working in conjunction to bring FastTrac to Newberry in order to strengthen our local economy.

FastTrac: Business School for Entrepreneurs
If you own your own business, you know much of your day is spent putting out the hottest fire, solving the biggest crisis, or oiling the squeakiest wheel. So often small business owners feel their business runs them, rather than the other way around. While most entrepreneurs love what they do and are very proud of what they have built, most will readily admit it is hard to find time in the day to step back from the daily chaos and think about how to grow their business strategically.

Newberry Downtown Development Association (NDDA) in conjunction with Newberry College will host FastTrac, a 10-week educational program empowering entrepreneurs with skills to increase revenue and grow their businesses.

FastTrac will be team-led by Tom Ledbetter, President and CEO of Next Phase Management LLC, and a top-ranked FastTrac facilitator, and Paul Smith, entrepreneurship professor at Newberry College. Guest speakers, scheduled for each session, will contribute by sharing knowledge, expertise, and personal anecdotes.


  • Dates of program: (Weekly on Thursdays) September 13 - November 15,

       6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

  • Participation fee: $150.00 per business, with a max of 2 people from each business

       (Maximum businesses will be capped at 15)

All available slots have been filled as of August 15. Please apply and we will place you on a waiting list. Thank you for your interest!

For questions please email Newberrydowntowndevelopment@gmail.com