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Small Business Development Course
(Kauffman FastTrac)


Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, MERIT  is holding class cycles online unless otherwisespecified. These classes will focus on a variety of topics with modules including: 


  • Identifying & Meeting Market Needs

  • Setting Financial Goals

  • Planning the Product/ Service

  • Researching and Analyzing the Market

program cycle


  • 12 hour course training over four weeks. It's recommended to assist all sessions. 

  • 3 hours every Saturday from 10AM to 1PM


  • Taught by a MERIT trainer 


Registration fee due by the first training session.  


***Financial scholarships are limited.


Business with 1-4 employees $125.00 for 

Business with 5-9 employees $250.00


Business with 10+ employees $375.00 



*Scholarships are available based on income


*Tuition is waived for active MERIT IDA clients


English: Feb 17, Feb 24, March 2, and March 9. 

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