Help entrepreneurs go from idea to launch in 10 sessions.
what is it?
An accelerator-style program that teaches the fundamentals of business
Our flagship business launching program offers a cohort of entrepreneurs community, structure, and accountability as they bring their ideas to life. The program is designed to be facilitated by a trusted local business leader and delivered in 10 sessions.
built for success
Why it works
While most programs of this length tend to focus on teaching business concepts to participants, CO.STARTERS Core takes a more active approach.
Building businesses in real time
Participants build, test, and refine their business models as they progress through the program. Each week, participants are encouraged to talk to potential customers and use that feedback to improve their product/service.
Cohort-based learning model
The cohort introduces a dimension of peer-to-peer learning. CO.STARTERS Core intentionally sets aside time for participants to discuss their businesses and ideas with one another, benefitting from each other’s unique experiences and expertise.
Designed to combat common pitfalls
The most common reasons small businesses fail are poor market fit and running out of cash. CO.STARTERS Core addresses the causes of these issues systematically as participants test and refine their business models.
Complex ideas, clearly explained
Business is hard, but it shouldn’t be complicated. Our programs are written using simple language that is easy for anyone to understand, regardless of their educational or career background.
CO.STARTERS Core walks entrepreneurs through 10 foundational topics.
Dig into what’s driving you and understand what it will take to achieve your dream.
Understand your customers
Pinpoint what your customer wants and how to adapt to their needs.
Business solutions & starting small
Test your solution by starting small and making adjustments as needed.
Getting, keeping, & growing customers
Build customer relationships through your messaging & marketing.
Revenue, pricing, & distribution
Figure out your logistics and how you’ll make money.
Legal & accounting
Understand the systems and structures you’ll need to support your business.
Determine your costs and whether your business model is financially viable.
Funding & Raising Capital
Know your options for finding the funds you need to grow sustainably.
Growth plans & goal setting
Gain momentum and leave with a strategy for achieving your goals.
Reflect on your journey and celebrate your success. Your future starts now.
What is it?
Our flagship business launching program walks a cohort of entrepreneurs through business fundamentals as they test and refine their business models. The program is designed to be facilitated by a trusted local business leader and delivered in 10 sessions.
Who it's for
CO.STARTERS Core is for anyone who has an idea and is stuck. Through the program, participants will:
Ask better questions to challenge their assumptions, identify key issues, and address them
Understand WHY specific business activities matter, HOW they fit together, and WHETHER they are relevant to their situation
Be able to articulate and explain their business's potential to others
Find community, structure, and accountability—all within a safe space to share, experiment, fail, and learn with other entrepreneurs
Know their next step forward
Don't take our word for it.
Here's what program alumni have to say: