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FastTrac® GrowthVenture™

Friday, October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm • Organized By Small Business & Technology Development Center - University of Missouri Kansas City
4747 Troost Ave, Suite 104, Kansas City, MO 64110


FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ is targeted to existing businesses who want to develop a plan for growing their companies. Hindsight is 20/20, so use that to create a framework and a plan to improve your business performance. In this course, you are an active participant working on your own business strategy. Facilitators are knowledgeable entrepreneur practitioners who are attuned to the issues that influence the decisions you make about your company, making the program meaningful by applying this knowledge to your business. On-going coaching enables you to access one-on-one input to continue to move your business forward even after the program has ended.

Week 1: Sizing Up Your Business
Focus: Assessing your organization

Week 2: Exploring Growth Opportunities
Focus: Scanning the marketplace

Week 3: Making Strategic Decisions
Focus: Developing direction

Week 4: Using Financial Tools
Focus: Building a case for growth

Week 5: Strengthening the Product/Service
Focus: Operational planning

Week 6: Growing the Market with Intl. Trade
Focus: Exporting & Trade Basics 101

Week 7: Leading the Organization
Focus: Succession Planning 101

Week 8: Managing Operations for Growth
Focus: Management Flow Chart

Week 9: Charting Financial Performance
Focus: Trend analysis for growth

Week 10: Making It Happen

FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ has 10 sessions – each Friday from August 18 – October 20. You must attend all sessions to participate.

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Small Business & Technology Development Center
4747 Troost Ave
Suite 104
Kansas City, MO 64110
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