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University Of Hartford Teaming Up With Local Small Business Development Center

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 6/30/2010

A new entrepreneurship program in Connecticut will help aspiring small business owners get their start.

The University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center and the Connecticut Small Business Development Center will now jointly offer an entrepreneurship program for those interested in starting a business - good news for entrepreneurs looking to make that first step.

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The FastTrac NewVenture program - developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - gives entrepreneurs assistance with various problems faced by small business owners, such as legal issues, funding and management.

The sessions, which have a $750 registration fee, will be run by a team of professionals from both the University and the SBDC and will include coaching, business planning and networking.

More than 300,000 people nationwide have already participated in FastTrac programs since the foundation began offering them in 1993.

The Connecticut SBDC has five locations spread across various parts of the state. These centers are located on the campuses of four state universities and at the offices of the state's Department of Economic Community Development. The Center's director says that the organization has already counseled more than 350 businesses so far this year.

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