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Move entrepreneurs from idea to action.

Proven programs that build entrepreneurial communities

starting made simple

Help entrepreneurs build thriving businesses.

Business doesn't have to be daunting. Our proven programs and tools equip anyone with an idea to confidently start, grow, and thrive.

All of our entrepreneurship programs are designed for a cohort learning environment, where entrepreneurs can learn together and from each other.

Join the network trusted by over 300 communities to jumpstart your community’s entrepreneurial talent today.

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“CO.STARTERS is an invaluable cornerstone of our work with aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs, helping us to turn local talent and dedication into new businesses.”
- Buddy Palmer, Create Birmingham

Welcome

"CO.STARTERS is an invaluable cornerstone of our work with aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs. We couldn't do what we do without the curriculum and the collaboration with the CO.STARTERS team."
- Buddy Palmer, Create Birmingham

About us

Entrerpeneurship isn't a solo sport.

Our proven programs and tools equip anyone with an idea to confidently start, grow, and thrive.

Join the network trusted by over 300 communities to help entrepreneurs move forward and turn their ideas into action.

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Metrics

Energizing
Main Streets

300+

Communities Served

92%

Business Launch Rate

21,400+

Small Businesses Supported

97%

Business 1-Year Survival Rate
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build thriving local businesses.

Plug and play,
peer-driven programs.

Our unique small business programs provide you with an accessible curriculum, instructor training, and promotional assets—everything you need to support your entrepreneurs. You're doing the work to show up for your small businesses; we'll be there to support you along the way.

Partner with us

Community-led small business help

Help entrepreneurs determine their next steps with tools, workshops, and programs that emphasize collaboration and accountability—everything needed to turn ideas into action.

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Don't do it alone

Ongoing support

As a partner, we are an extension of your team so you can focus on what you do best.  As our team walks with you every step of the way, you’ll receive access to our support library, member group, and ongoing resources as you grow opportunities in your community.

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​​A typical CO.STARTERS Community can annually expect:

24

Businesses Supported

37

Jobs Created

1.7m

Annual Sales