Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 28, 2007

For more information, contact: Vonesha Mitchell, (901) 312-9796  or Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023 or


Memphis, TN- Despite passion, drive and an abundance of good ideas, half of all new businesses fail within the first few years. Often that’s because, despite their zeal, entrepreneurs lack the experience and tools required for starting and running a business.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) and alt.Consulting are co-sponsoring FastTrac® GrowthVenture, a 10 week entrepreneurial training course. Classes will begin March 9, 2007.

The TSBDC specializes in providing business and financial planning, market analysis and business management training to help small businesses compete in an ever competitive and complex global business environment.

alt.Consulting focuses on providing businesses with on-site intensive one-on-one management skills training customized to each individual business’s needs.

The FastTrac® sessions include facilitated discussions and activities, networking, small peer groups, a guest speaker and coaching sessions. Participants work on their own business ventures throughout the program.

More than 165,000 entrepreneurs have participated in FastTrac®. FastTrac® is a program of the Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest organization in the nation solely focused on entrepreneurial success at all levels.

Please contact Vonesha Mitchell at (901) 312-9796 / for your enrollment application or for additional information.