Welcome to the North Shore Business Alliance and thanks for taking the time to look at our education programs. We are a 501 C 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of prospective as well as existing small business owners and managers. Please know as you start your journey of exploring, investigating and learning whether owning and running a business is right for you – we and our array of community partners have been there. From feasibility to financing, this 10-week program is a blended course designed to provide information, tips, exercises and tools to help you think very carefully about your business idea so that you can make an informed decision. That is one of the reasons we use the Kauffman FastTrac® program as the foundation of our education offerings. The Kauffman FastTrac program was created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a private, nonpartisan foundation that works together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions that empower people to shape their futures and be successful. This program has long been recognized for its solid framework and ability to support the entire startup process.