Wyoming County's Business Startup Program
The Wyoming County Business Startup Program, built on the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac platform, offers you an exciting hands-on business development, real-world educational experience that will help you start or grow your business and gain access to a network of resources. The program is designed to help entrepreneurs’ fine-tune the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business. Participants develop and refine their business ideas throughout the program - moving from concept to reality in an interactive group setting. Start your journey today with the Wyoming County Business Startup Program!
The Wyoming County Business Startup Program is a series of 10 training sessions offered one night a week from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes are held Tuesday evenings at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center second floor conference room located at 36 Center Street in Warsaw, NY. Class size is limited.
The registration fee is $700.00. A $400.00 tuition subsidy is available to qualified applicants residing in or creating a business in Wyoming County, NY. Additional funding may be available through the CARES Act Grant. Veterans and law enforcement participants receive a 10% discount. Paid tuition includes one registrant and a business partner.
The Fall 2021 class is full. Registration is open for the Spring 2022 class.
The spring session will begin on March 29, 2022 and will run through May 31, 2022. The deadline for registration and approval for the tuition subsidy is March 18, 2022. For more information contact Jennifer Tyczka at 585-786-3764 or email.
An exciting opportunity is available to high school and college students residing in Wyoming County, NY.
In collaboration with the Wyoming County Business Education Council, the Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. will provide two motivated, responsible, self-driven students and future business owners a full scholarship to attend the professional Kauffman FastTrac® training program. The “Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. Entrepreneur Scholarship” applications are currently being accepted and young entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply before the registration deadline.
Olive and Ink
FastTrac Alum, Rachel Richter knows what it means to support small businesses. Being able to own and operate a company gives her the flexibility and freedom to create her own future. FastTrac provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and education needed to launch their businesses.
East Hill Creamery
FastTrac Alum, Gary and Betty Burley, East Hill Creamery, know what it means to support themselves, working for decades as dairy farmers. But that doesn't mean the transition from a dairy farmer to a new business owner was easy. FastTrac provides entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and education needed to launch or grow a business.
Majestic Hill Coffee Roasters
Every successful entrepreneur knows that the “big idea” is only as good as the ability to execute it. On Thursday, July 18, 2019, Brad and Amy Weber, owners of Majestic Hill Coffee Roasters, LLC, officially celebrated their “big idea” with a ribbon-cutting at Laurie’s Restaurant in Warsaw, one of the locations where customers can enjoy a cup of the locally produced artisan coffee. They were joined by officials from the Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism office, the Wyoming County Business Center, local officials, friends, and supporters.
As life-long residents of Wyoming County, Brad and Amy Weber found their home in Castile as the perfect place to start a coffee roasting company. Brad brought 20 years of experience in the coffee industry, and with Amy’s customer service experience, together they formed an idea to create a coffee roasting company. Their journey took off in the fall of 2016 when the Weber’s, with the financial support of Community Action for Wyoming County’s Employment and Training Department, enrolled in the Wyoming County Business Center’s FastTrac Program.
“The name of our company came to us while driving through the rolling hills of Wyoming County. They were so majestic and beautiful,” said the Webers. “We decided to go with Majestic Hill Coffee Roasters. We are dedicated to having our coffee be memorable and enjoyable; like a ride through Wyoming County.”
Through the FastTrac Program, they created their business plan and established a limited liability company. The Webers were then approved for a micro-loan through the Wyoming County Business Center.
Today, Majestic Hill Coffee Roasters, LLC roasts coffee beans and supplies local restaurants and businesses in bean and ground form. They offer leased coffee equipment to qualifying commercial customers. Individuals can enjoy a cup of local artisan coffee at various locations around Western New York. If seeking a great cup of your favorite blend of coffee at home, purchases can be made online at www.majestichillcoffee.com.
The Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. is greatly appreciative of the generous program sponsors, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Complete Payroll, Robert D. Strassel Esq., Five Star Bank, Community Bank, Wyoming County Board of Supervisors, and the workforce development resources available to participants through Community Action for Wyoming County.