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Kauffman FastTrac ​​​

Professional Development



*Available in English & Spanish

FastTrac® is America’s leading entrepreneurial learning program with over 400 affiliates across the US and the world. UTB is an affiliate organization and provider of Kauffman FastTrac® programs developed by the Kauffman Foundation.

  • FastTrac® is a practical, hands-on business development program designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful businesses.
  • FastTrac® participants work on their own business ideas or ventures throughout the program moving their ventures to reality or to new levels of growth.
  • This 30 hour certificate program is broken down into 10 three-hour sessions in which you will learn to plan and analyze your vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested business plan.

For more information please go to our Kauffman FastTrac® Page or contact us Staff page.


*Available in English & Spanish

    Getting Started with a Business Plan

  • A well-developed business plan can help reduce uncertainty and risk of failure.
  • Identifying your product/service and establishing operations is essential when opening a business.
  • Financial Projection for Business Entrepreneurs
  • Set financial goals to reduce the risk of unforeseen expenses.
  • Prepare a marketing strategy to reach out to your customers effectively.

    Financial Projection for Business Entrepreneurs

  • Financials are the language of business.
  • How do investors and bankers look at financial statements?
  • Why are balance sheets important?
  • Why cash flow is critical and how does that statement differ from an income statement?

    Business Research for Entrepreneurs

  • Knowing how big your target market is and the associated trends are essential to making good business decisions.
  • Knowledge of your competition is key to being sustainable.
  • Most small businesses do not spend enough time researching, those that do have a distinct advantage.
  • Determining your research needs and data collection methods.

    Marketing Tools for Entrepreneurs

  • Marketing effectively the value of your product/service to your customers.
  • Understanding consumer behavior, can guide you toward effective marketing strategies.
  • Integrating marketing communication and direct marketing.
  • Advertising, sales promotion and public relations.

For more information please go to our Events, Courses and Workshops​​​​ page or contact us Staff page.


For more information please go to our Staff page and contact Jose Gavino or John Sossi ​​​​​

For a listing of additional Professional Development offerings please go to our Continuing Education page and The Language Institute page.

Contact Information:
Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center
Resaca Village
1601 Price Rd. Ste. E
Brownsville, Texas 78520

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.​​

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