A 10-week, cohort-based, program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn ideas into action.
Interacting LIVE to THRIVE!
Co.Starters Participants develop and fine-tune their ideas, LIVE, critically examining each stage. Then, they determine next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community.
- A deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, i.e. a process for figuring out whether or not an idea is good and how to change to make it work.
- The ability to articulate how their businesses work.
- The next steps needed to move forward.
- A community of peers, mentors, business services, and a global network of support.
Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
Week 2 Knowing Your Customer
Customer, Problems. Alternatives ,Idea Testing
Week 3 Finding the Right Solution
Solution, Benefit, Advantage, Starting Small, Brand Identity
Week 4 Getting the Relationship Right
Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping, & Growing Customers
Week 5 Building Blocks
Distribution, Revenue, Typical Offering, Price
Legal & Accounting Considerations
Week 7 Discovering the Bottom Line
Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point
Week 8 Financial Modeling
Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Raising Capital
Week 9 Planning for Growth
Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Celebration Prep
Week 10 Celebration Night