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Growth program being offered to small businesses in Jefferson County

10-week course begins Aug. 16

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 15, 2016) — Louisville is offering Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac GrowthVenture program to local small businesses, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The 10-week course begins Aug. 16. Space is limited.

“We want to give Louisville small business owners the tools they need when they are most needed,” Fischer said. “This program is meant for businesses that feel like they have started to plateau and need that extra boost to get to the next level. This is a critical stage where many business owners think it’s all about the money, when it’s really all about the plan and FastTrac GrowthVenture will help develop that plan.”

Louisville is partnering with local business TKT & Associates, Inc., licensed by Kauffman Foundation in Kentucky and southern Indiana, to administer the program, which shares proven strategies and processes for healthy business growth. The course consists of three-hour sessions over the 10 weeks, including a trained facilitator and subject-matter expert speakers. The course is free with a $100 refundable deposit.

In order to be eligible for the program, businesses must be located in Jefferson County, have been in existence for at least three years and have at least two employees in addition to the owner.

Kauffman Foundation is a leading global provider of entrepreneurship education programs. FastTrac GrowthVenture helps existing entrepreneurs analyze their current businesses situation to identify the best opportunities for growth. Budgeting, sales strategies, management team roles, operational systems and business plan implementation are key areas of emphasis. The course also facilitates networking between entrepreneurs and professionals.