FastTrac Programs Begin Soon

New business owners and existing ones who want to expand their ventures still can take advantage of the expertise provided by the FastTrac Program administered by TCC’s Small Business Development Corporation.

The FastTrac Growth Venture Program which meets on Thursdays, beginning Feb. 18, helps established businesses enhance their operations and profitability. The FastTrac New Venture Program begins Feb. 23, continuing on Tuesdays, and helps new and aspiring business owners evaluate their ideas and plan for future growth.

In addition to the time spent in class, participants also have access to the SBDC’s individualized small business counseling. Both programs meet at the James E. Guinn Complex, 1150 South Freeway in Fort Worth.

Eight partial scholarships for the spring session were awarded to four participants in each program. Local business owners Cynthia Banks, owner of Little Teapot Daycare and Banks Entertainment, and Dee Norris, owner of Your Pest Control, funded the partial scholarships.

Recipients of the FastTrac Growth Venture scholarships are Tafi Adgers, owner of That Natural Thang, Inc.; Derald Datcher, owner of Direct Destination Delivery Service; Tammy Sharp-Pasol, owner of Sharp Weddings and Events; and Leslie Sullivan, owner of Cleaning with Character.

FastTrac New Venture scholarship recipients are Marie Prazak, Lori Anderson, owner of BWG, Savvi Speakers, AC Ministry; Edward Eyestone, owner of Hybrid Building Systems; and James Roundtree, owner of Anointed Carrier Transportation.

For more information or to apply, contact FastTrac Administrator Cynthia Harnest at 817-871-6028 or via email at