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Calling all Hollywood Entrepreneurs: Save the Date for FastTrac Application Portal Opens: January 8-31

January 4, 2024

The City of Hollywood is launching the 5th cohort of its free FastTrac Start-Up Program to assist entrepreneurs and business owners in Hollywood. Designed to guide early-stage entrepreneurs to launch a business, the FastTrac Start-Up Program also helps existing businesses develop a plan around new product lines and services. The program culminates on Graduation Day with an exciting Pitch Competition. The FastTrac Start-Up Program is in-person at no cost to participants.

Participants will develop a clear business concept and learn how to: Identify market needs, Explore risk and success factors, Build a solid business plan, Create an elevator pitch, Understand business fundamentals, Network with entrepreneur professionals, Access business, financial and human resources.

A past participant expressed their gratitude for the program and Economic Development team.

“I am humbled and honored with having been selected as one of the three finalists. I wanted to thank the Economic Development team for the guidance and advice throughout the FastTrac course, and equally important, you are providing me (and my team) the opportunity to receive access to a cadre of knowledge that will help our fledgling endeavor reach its potential.” – Adam Sugarman – Palmiche Healthcare

Business owners with the top three business plans will compete for seed grants to launch their business! Space is limited; the application window opens on January 8th. For more information, visit: or call the City of Hollywood Office of Communications, Marketing & Economic Development at: 954.921.3620.

How We Can The City Help You Improve Your Business?
Nationally, over 70% of employment growth in a community comes from the retention and expansion of existing businesses and Hollywood wants to hear from you!

This annual survey and visitation program seeks to enhance communication between the City of Hollywood and the business community, introduce the community to contacts, and create opportunities for business owners to voice concerns and discuss future collaboration toward business retention and growth.

Business owners are encouraged to take a brief survey and will have the opportunity to request an in-person visit with City staff. Take the survey at:

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