Resources

Fast Start Mentoring Program

The Fast Start Mentoring Program is a free program offered by The DEC Network. We connect entrepreneurs with seasoned business leaders and subject matter experts to help them develop strategy and navigate the challenges of business.

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The Fast Start Mentoring Program, powered by The DEC Network, is a free platform for connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners with seasoned business leaders and subject matter experts to help them develop strategy and navigate the challenges of business. 


Are you…
A seasoned business leader with experience navigating challenges? Are you willing to share your expertise through strategic and tactical advice?
An entrepreneur or small business owner seeking guidance, development and support? Are you open to feedback and willing to work hard toward growing your business through this crisis and beyond?

Join now to get connected!

 

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health Care Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Alex Hoenich