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Published: Aug 10, 2021

CEP Announces Dunnellon FastTrac Program Beginning in August

CEP Announces Dunnellon FastTrac Program Beginning in August

The Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership is pleased to announce the second location of FastTrac in Marion County coming to Dunnellon in August of 2021. 

“I’ve heard many good things about the FastTrac program from some of my small business owner friends,” said Julie Mancini, former Dunnellon Chamber & Business Association director who recently pursued her career with Julie Mancini Photography. “I’m looking forward to taking the class so I can sharpen the saw when it comes to running my photography business. I am very thankful that this opportunity is coming to Dunnellon.”

FastTrac is a free course designed to equip entrepreneurs with the business skills, insights, tools, and peer networks to start and/or grow a successful business. The ten-week class focuses on finance, marketing, competition, risk management, and contracting.

“Dunnellon is excited to host the soon-to-be-held FastTrac program that creates an atmosphere of business entrepreneurship,” stated William White, mayor of Dunnellon. “This is an opportunity for those in business or contemplating opening a business, to get insights and direction from professionals. It is a goal of Dunnellon’s Economic Development Strategy to promote entrepreneurship. The City of Dunnellon fully supports our businesses, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen and improve our relationship with our local businesses through this cooperative effort.”

FastTrac is designed for new and existing businesses in the Dunnellon area, looking for support in launching or looking to refine/relaunch an existing business. The program will begin the week of August 16th, 2021 and will take place at the Dunnellon City Hall building (Address: 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, FL 34431). This program is open to all business ideas and types. Founders of all walks of life and backgrounds are welcome. Specifically, the City of Dunnellon is looking to recruit new retail businesses interested in setting up shop in Dunnellon or new eco-tourism focused businesses designed to improve Dunnellon's ecotourism offerings.  Applicants may apply at https://www.dunnellonfasttrac.com.