Start your journey with FastTrac® programs


Kauffman FastTrac is pleased to offer entrepreneurs two workshops that lay the groundwork for exploring the launch of a business idea or the growth of an existing business. Both provide valuable, actionable content, and also serve as an introduction to the core courses of FastTrac NewVenture, FastTrac TechVenture, and FastTrac Growth Venture.

The Intentional Entrepreneur

For aspiring entrepreneurs to establish a one-year vision

The Intentional Entrepreneur, a four-hour interactive workshop, explores the entrepreneurial attitude and delves into the emotional and practical aspects of business ownership.

Facilitated by certified FastTrac Affiliates, the workshop guides participants through a process of consideration, exploration, and planning.

Materials and tools are provided to help aspiring entrepreneurs:

  • Assess their entrepreneurial interest and aspirations
  • Identify personal and professional goals
  • Explore the steps necessary to realize business ownership

Participants often leverage their experience in The Intentional Entrepreneur by enrolling in either FastTrac NewVenture or FastTrac TechVenture.

Listening to Your Business

For existing entrepreneurs to establish a three-year vision

Listening to Your Business, a four-hour interactive workshop, helps business owners establish a three-year vision.

Facilitated by certified FastTrac Affiliates, the workshop guides participants through a process of reflection, visioning and planning.

In a Listening to Your Business workshop, participants:

  • Examine their businesses with a strengths, weaknesses and opportunities model
  • Visualize their businesses three years in the future
  • Formulate internal planning processes to establish interim goals and strategies
  • Identify resources to assist in reaching business goals
  • Examine and respond to challenges and transitions
  • Develop action plans to grow their businesses
  • Explore operational systems needed to support growing businesses
  • Discuss ways to improve profitability and financial performance

Participants often leverage their experience in Listening to Your Business by enrolling in FastTrac GrowthVenture.