Georgetown entrepreneurs take FastTrac to grow

By Peter Hull

Image depicts FastTrac logo. Eight small businesses completed the first FastTrac course held in Georgetown County, each looking for ways to grow their new companies into big successes.

The weekly classes were held this fall, facilitated by Will Culler with the Institute for Economic and Community Development. He serves as Clemson’s statewide representative for FastTrac, a coalition of education and business groups that help entrepreneurs create, manage and grow prosperous businesses.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the community,” Culler said. “FastTrac gives them tools to succeed and grow.”

Small classes allow for close interaction among the participants. Businesses often are retail-based, but the Georgetown class came mostly from service industries, reflecting the make-up of the area. Participants included a freelance writer, landscape architect, Web site designer and a real estate agent.

Small classes allow for close interaction among the participants. Businesses often are retail-based, but the Georgetown class came mostly from service industries, reflecting the make-up of the area. Participants included a freelance writer, landscape architect, Web site designer and a real estate agent.

 

For more information: Will Culler, 803-206-9795, wculler@clemson.edu; www.fasttracsc.org