Broward County supports new entrepreneurs through new workshop


Targeting aspiring entrepreneurs, the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) is launching their free FastTrac New Venture Workshop Series, providing practical tools for the American entrepreneurial dream.

The program, in partnership with Kauffman FastTrac, is an intensive 10-week course providing intimate, hands-on guidance through the many trials and tribulations of starting a business, from identifying market needs, to accessing risk factors. The workshop also provides a valuable network of diverse business leaders, and well as access to both financial and human resources. All participants will also have a chance for their business plan to be evaluated by top industry experts. At the end of the course, the top three business proposals will be awarded seed money from to program to launch their new ventures.

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To promote the exciting new program, the OESBD will be hosting an information session on Thursday, December 3rd, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Innovation Hub @ Broward College in Fort Lauderdale.

To join this free series, applicants must submit paperwork online at oesbd.affiliate.fasttrac.org between December 7th to 18th. Those accepted with be notified by January 6, 2016.

The workshop is part of the OESBD’s efforts to provide equal access for entrepreneurs to the county’s significant business resources – not just financial support, but also the invaluable knowledge that only comes through decades of experience. Positioning entrepreneurs within supportive communities proves just as valuable as any direct monetary investment.

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“This office works hard to support the local business community through our services and programs,” said Sandy-Michael McDonald, OESBD Director. “We are constantly building partnerships and creating initiatives that will aid in developing firms and guiding them to success in Broward and beyond.”


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