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FastTrac program Classes offered for area business owners

Ever wanted to start up a business but didn’t know exactly where to begin? Or are you a recent business owner that could use some tips on how to proceed? Maybe you are a current business owner that is looking to expand your business?

With an eye on expanding existing business and providing resources for starting up a business, the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is offering a series of work sessions to accommodate entrepreneurs in the community.

Held in partnership with business planning experts from the Mississippi Development Authority and representatives from Mississippi State University, the chamber will be conducting a 10-week series of courses in the chamber boardroom, called the “FastTrac NewVenture Entrepreneurship Program,” at 5:30 p.m. every Monday starting March 17.

The courses are meant to sharpen entrepreneurial savvy and equip business leaders with expert advice.

“Experts in research, finance, intellectual property and more will be on hand to provide entrepreneurs with the best opportunity to succeed,” noted Garrick Combs, executive director of the chamber.

“For anybody that has an idea for a business or might be a new or current business owner contemplating a major change or expansion, this program is essential. It is a tremendous opportunity,” continued Combs.

“FastTrac courses not only helps aspiring and existing entrepreneurs uncover answers, they also help individuals determine the right questions to ask,” said Alana Muller, president of Kauffman FastTrac.

“FastTrac training allows you to save time and money by testing the feasibility of your business concept before you launch,” Muller said.

A $50 deposit, returnable upon course completion, is required. There are plenty of slots still available, Combs said.

To register, call the chamber at 601-833-1411.