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FastTrac® NewVenture™ - For Aspiring and Early Stage Entrepreneurs

FastTrac® NewVenture™ - For Aspiring and Early Stage Entrepreneurs

by The Hamilton Mill


In FastTrac NewVenture, participants over the course of ten weeks will:

  • Discover how their business concepts match their personal visions
  • Align their business concepts with real market opportunities
  • Learn how to set realistic financial goals for their businesses
  • Determine the unique features and benefits of their products/services
  • Find their target markets and competitive advantages
  • Define their company brands
  • Learn how to manage business functions and develop organizational cultures
  • Determine the steps to profitability
  • Identify potential sources of business funding
  • Find available community resources for ongoing business planning

Sponsor(s): The Hamilton Mill, Ohio Small Business Development Center, Access Business Development


What is FastTrac?

FastTrac is an entrepreneurial instructional program brought to you by the Kauffman Foundation. The Hamilton Mill and the SBDC are certified instructors and affiliates of this program. We are proud to be able to present this program to aspiring entrepreneurs.

What is my time commitment?

FastTrac NewVenture is a ten week course that will meet weekly every Wednesday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at The Hamilton Mill. There will be outside class assignments that you will be responsible for completing.

How do I register?

Select the March 1, 2017 date (you will see multiple dates because it is a weekly class - just pick the first one), make your payment online and you are good to go. Seating is limited.

How is this priced?

This is a high value workshop and priced as such. The $93.84 is the core price and $6.16 is the processing fee to give you a grand total of $100.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can call 513-737-6543 or email for more details. This is an event organized by The Hamilton Mill and the Ohio Small Business Development Center. It will be hosted at The Hamilton Mill.

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Google Workshop - 2/8/17
3:30pm 3:30pm

Google Workshop - 2/8/17

Event Description:

The Greater Hamilton Chamber, the Ohio Small Business Development Center Butler County and OhioMeansJobs | Butler County are teaming up with Google to host a FREE Google workshop. 

Is this workshop for you?  Answer these questions:

  • Do I know what a Google profile is? 
  • Do I know why a Google profile listing is important?
  • Have I claimed my Google listing? 

If you answer "no" to any of these questions, then you need to register for this workshop! 


Find out why it is important for your business, organization or club to have a verified listing on Google! 

  • Find out why this is extremely important for your business.
  • Learn how to take control of your digital presence on Google.
  • Register your business, get verification and start working on your dashboard in minutes. 
  • Lean how to optimize your information and use various tools to convert Google searches into customers in your store. 
  • Learn from Google Educators
  • Free to attend!

Businesses will learn how to improve their online presence and drive customers who are doing online searches to their companies.

This is a "hands-on" workshop.  Bring your own laptop or use a computer at OhioMeansJobs | Butler County.  Let us know if you plan to bring your own laptop. 

You will need a Gmail e-mail account!  Set up an account for your business before you arrive. This e-mail will be used as your login for your Google profile for your business. 

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Small Business Roundtable
8:30am 8:30am

Small Business Roundtable

  • Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are partnering to hold Small Business Roundtables.  

Join us for:

  • An opportunity to connect with other local business owners
  • Updates from the City, State and Federal levels
  • Monthly topics pertinent to small businesses
  • An opportunity to promote and present your business to your peers

We invite businesses with 49 employees or less to attend.  Your business must be a Chamber member or SBDC client to participate. Businesses are welcome to attend one Roundtable before joining the Chamber or becoming a client of the SBDC. 

These monthly Roundtables will feature a Guest Speaker of interest to small businesses. One business will be selected to be the featured presenter at each Roundtable. 

The January Roundtable will feature Liz Hayden, Small Business Development with the City of Hamilton and local business owner, Kyla Rooney with Alexander's Market & Deli. 

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