Sunday, December 21, 2008

Clayton State SBDC Puts Clayton County Business Start-Ups on a Fast Trac

The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Regional Workforce Board to put potential entrepreneurs on a FastTrac to success.

SBDC is offering a class for people interested in starting a business in Clayton County. A 10-session course that teaches potential entrepreneurs, as well as entrepreneurs who are just getting started, Fast Trac New Venture is a comprehensive program that goes over all aspects of a business.

The program will be offered to 30 people, starting on Feb. 2, 2009. Fast Trac New Venture costs $495 for the 10 week program and there are scholarship opportunities, including full scholarships. Applications for Fast Trac New Venture can be downloaded from the SBDC website, The deadline for scholarship applications is Jan. 5, 2009.

The 30 hours of class time will be a hands-on, interactive program that will cover all areas of business start-up, planning and management by working with peers and successful entrepreneurs. The course has two phases – a Concept Analysis component from Feb. 2 to Feb. 23, and an Effective Business Planning component from Mar. 2 to Apr. 20.

For more information on this initiative, go to, or call the Clayton State SBDC at (678) 466-5100.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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