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For Immediate Release

09.16.2010

Anonymous Donations Fund Kauffman FastTrac Scholarships

Two local anonymous entrepreneurs have underwritten several scholarships for the Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture program presented by the Small Business Center starting Sept. 28.

Tuition is $359. With the donations, the SBC can now offer $100 scholarships.

Last year the Center trained and graduated 63 startup prospects. Today it is tracking progress as follows:
•    18 have started businesses and are working them full or part-time;
•    8 are still in active planning mode;    
•    2 have used the training to test or launch new products and services; and
•    2 have landed jobs, due in part to the Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture certificate listed on their resumes.

For those ready to take the plunge into business ownership or add a new product or service in an existing small business, a no-cost information session will be held on Sept. 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 1209 of CVCC’s East Campus.

The SBC will continue to recruit qualified candidates until the designated Sept. 24 application deadline. To learn more about the program or to register for the Sept. 21 information session, call Bonnie Sweeting, 828-327-7000, ext, 4112, or Jeff Dowgos, ext. 4117. Program details can also be found on the web at sbc.cvcc.edu.
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