Projected Topics for the 2020 FastTrac Class:

23 JanuarySizing Up Your Business
30 January Exploring Growth Opportunities
6 FebruaryMaking Strategic Decisions
13 FebruaryStrengthening the Product/Service
20 FebruaryUsing Financial Tools
27 FebruarySeizing the Market
5 MarchLeading the Organization
12 MarchManaging Operations and Growth
19 MarchCharting Financial Performance
26 MarchGraduation/Making It Happen

Class of 2018 FastTrac Graduates:

Newberry Chamber of Commerce
Newberry Opera House
Bear Arms Crossfit
Newberry Concessions, DBA Corner Scoop – opened The Aviator
Car Baby – launched Bike Baby (Marguerite plans to take it again for Bike Baby!)
Genesis Hub – expanded location
Newberry Community Players
Grille on Main
Saluda River Resort
Rice Marketing – spun into EMILY Revolutionary Marketing Group

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10 Week Mini Business School

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The Newberry Downtown Development Association, the City of Newberry, the Chamber of Commerce, Newberry County, and the Newberry Area Small Business Development Center, and Piedmont Technical 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) will host FastTrac, a 10-week educational program empowering entrepreneurs with skills to increase revenue and grow their businesses.

FastTrac will be led by Tom Ledbetter, President and CEO of Next Phase Management LLC, and a top-ranked FastTrac facilitator. Guest speakers, scheduled for each session, will contribute by sharing knowledge, expertise, and personal anecdotes. The projected topic list is in the chart below. 

INFORMATIONAL SESSION: Dec 5, 2019 at the NDDA Offices, 1216 Main Street (Carpenter Building)


  • Dates of program: (Weekly on Thursdays) January 23 - March 26, 2020

       6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

  • Location: Piedmont Technical College, 1922 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108
  • Participation fee: $175.00 per business, with a max of 2 people from each business

       (Maximum businesses will be capped at 20)

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