The TEDC Entrepreneurial Development and Education Network (TEDC EDEN) provides business owners and entrepreneurs learning and support programs that create a more diverse and resilient business community.

TEDC EDEN also provides individualized and tailored Technical Assistance based on the individual needs of current and prospective borrowers.

TEDC EDEN Programs

TEDC EDEN hosts a series of business courses and workshops for entrepreneurs who want to strengthen their core business practices. These programs are developed to create safe and intimate learning environments with individualized that offer dedicated professional attention for those who need more help on their entrepreneurial journey.


Kauffman FastTrac®

In partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, FastTrac® is a 12-week program developed to support aspiring entrepreneurs or small business owners who recently launched their business. , providing knowledge and skills to begin their path to success.

This course is designed to provide information, exercises, and tools to help you explore an idea or create a business plan with guidance from experienced facilitators, experts, and a network of supportive peers.

The program is organized in cohorts of up to 15 participants and may be in-personal, virtual, or hybrid.

Self-Employment Workshop

The Self-Employment Program is a 12-Week program designed for sole proprietors. Through carefully curated content on business fundamentals, this program helps develop business owners who plan to hire less than five employees.


The Self-Employment Program includes easy-to-understand exercises that help participants practice and apply concepts learned in class.


The Workshop is organized in cohorts of up to 15 participants and is offered in person.

Information Sessions

The Secret Sauce of Lending:

  • An Intro to Business Lending
  • Business Health Assessment
  • Completing the TEDC Loan Application