Repeat Event: Repeat every Wednesday until April 18, 2012
The Women’s Business Development Council is accepting applications for its FastTrac New Venture Class for Start Ups entrepreneurial training program.
The class is designed for aspiring business owners and focuses on matching participants’ business development needs to a business plan they develop to make their vision a reality.
The program includes nine, three-hour classes, plus three additional counseling sessions after completion of course work.
The program is “an A-to-Z education in entrepreneurship,” according to a written statement. It includes volunteer instructors and guest speakers, as well as a review of business concept/business plan elements; setting financial goals and identifying and meeting market needs; researching and analyzing the market and planning the product/service reaching the market; building the organizational/legal team; planning for a profitable business; monitoring cash flow and seeking funds; business advisory networking and implementing next steps.
Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 22 through April 18 Location: Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 10 Progress Drive, Shelton.
There will also be a session from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 21 through April 17 Location: The Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.
To be eligible applicants must have a defined business concept. Cost is $250, due upon registration. Material fee discounts are available through scholarships to those who qualify based on income guidelines.
Application deadline is Friday. For applications, contact Aiesha Mclean at 203-353-1750 or