In our classes, we’ve been recommending the FastTrac classes offered for free by NYC’s Small Business Services. These classes will take your business to a whole new level of professionalism. For more information, see:
- FastTrac NewVenture: this class “will help you refine your business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources to complete your launch”
- FastTrac GrowVenture: this class help you “create an actionable plan for strategic growth, receive one-on-one assistance from experienced entrepreneurs, and join a learning community of peer entrepreneurs”
You have to apply, and when you fill in the application, the account managers tell you which class you need to be in if you pick the wrong one. The course is a month long in the evenings and very intense, but it’s remarkably helpful.