CONTACT: SHAWN PRESLEY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
New instructor holds classes for small business entrepreneurs
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- New small business owners or those ready to start
a new business will learn how to launch it and develop a feasibility plan
for it during the University of Iowa's Fast Trac I session.
Sponsored by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the Small Business
Development Center, the nine-week evening program runs March 4 through April
29 at the John Pappajohn Business Administration Building.
Bonnie Lindemann is the instructor for Fast Trac. She an adjunct business
professor at the UI and served as an associate professor of economics and
business administration at St. Ambrose University from 1992-1996. With a doctorate
in business administration from the UI, Lindemann is founder and director
of the Agricultural Decisionmaking Institute, a program that teaches farm
financial management and computer skills to families in Iowa and Illinois.
Fast Trac's weekly sessions of lectures, workshops and guest speakers are
held once a week from 6 to 9:30 p.m. with 10 hours of homework a week.
Lindemann stressed that Fast Trac isn't about text book learning but rather
about networking and bringing a group of entrepreneurs together to learn from
Topics covered will include feasibility plans, entry strategies, model businesses,
the art of market research, market penetration, financials for the entrepreneur
and debt vs. equity financing.
Registration is $300. For more information, contact the UI Small Business
Development Center at 319-335-3742.