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10 Week Mini Business School
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)
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
(Maximum businesses will be capped at 20)
A Special THANK YOU to our sponsors:
Class of 2020 FastTrac Attendees:
Matthew and Kelly Loignon, Persimmon Hill Farm™
Jason and Tia Devette, Wonderfully Maid Goods™
Andrew and Bethany Green, Andrew Green LLC™
Brandi Worth and Debbie Graham, Martin Street Beer Parlor™
Chuck and Joanna Higgens, Buffalo Creek Marina™
Denise Graham, Joy Ride™
Loyd Ramsey, SeaGrapes Exumas™
Connie Benton, The Benton House LLC™
Marguerite Gerard, Bike Baby™
Jane Wyatt and Susan Dorton, Newberry Yoga™
Amy and Richard Burke, Salon Three™
Projected Topics for the 2020 FastTrac Class:
|23 January||Sizing Up Your Business|
|30 January||Exploring Growth Opportunities|
|6 February||Making Strategic Decisions|
|13 February||Strengthening the Product/Service|
|20 February||Using Financial Tools|
|27 February||Seizing the Market|
|5 March||Leading the Organization|
|12 March||Managing Operations and Growth|
|19 March||Charting Financial Performance|
|26 March||Graduation/Making It Happen|
For questions please email Newberrydowntowndevelopment@gmail.com
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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