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UNI to offer FastTrac Express training class

April 26, 2011

Courtney Schwitzer, communications coordinator, UNI Small Business Development Center, 319-236-8123,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Northern Iowa will offer a FastTrac Express entrepreneurial training class on the first four Thursdays in May. The classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SBDC, 212 East 4th St. in downtown Waterloo.

The four-week program is based upon the highly successful FastTrac New Venture program that spans eight weeks of classroom instruction. The class offers an intense approach to concept development, market research, market-penetration strategies, management structure and strategy, funding sources, project-development cost analysis, and cash-management strategies.

The vehicle for bringing all the business management disciplines together is the formation of a business plan. The goal is for each participant to have a business plan upon completion of the class.

The FastTrac Express class has attracted several sponsorships, which allow the tuition to be brought down to $99 per participant. Instructors for the classes consist of experienced small-business counselors from the SBDC and UNI.

Registrations for the class can be directed to the SBDC at 319-236-8123.