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Waubonsee hosts new Business Growth Academy

Applications now being accepted for 8-week spring program

Waubonsee Community College has undertaken a journey to put more classes online, identify and help at-risk students and create a fast track for an associate degree.
Waubonsee Community College has undertaken a journey to put more classes online, identify and help at-risk students and create a fast track for an associate degree.

SUGAR GROVE – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College is hosting a Business Growth Academy. This is an 8-week program designed to help businesses chart their growth path. It is based on the Kauffman Foundation’s award-winning FastTrac© curriculum, according to a news release from the college.

This is an opportunity for business owners to build a strategic growth plan for their company with guidance from experienced consultants. In addition, several local entrepreneurs will come to the sessions to share their experiences, a chance to learn from each other, the release stated.

For a limited-time, this program is being offered for free thanks to a successful partnership between the SBDC, Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Waubonsee Community College, and our lead-sponsor, The Dunham Fund, the release stated.

Applications are now being accepted for the spring session. Ideal candidates are owners of businesses that have been in operation for two years or more, have between $50,000 and $250,000 in annual revenue and are located in Kane County.

Sessions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 5, March 19, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18 and June 25. All sessions will be at Waubonsee’s Aurora Downtown Campus. Call 630-906-4143 to learn more about this program and to reserve a spot. Visit www.waubonsee.edu/sbdc to learn more about the SBDC.   

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