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CO.STARTERS Core Version (March 2-May 4)

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CO.STARTERS CORE provides an action driven, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded people.
Cost is $52 (regular price of $500, reduced rate due to sponsoships).  Click here to register.
Over the course of ten weeks, you will identify your assumptions about why and how your businesses will work and then talk to customers in order to validate your ideas. This approach enables you to rapidly uncover flaws in your concept and find viable models more quickly. You’ll leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, articulate your model, and repeat the process with your next great idea.

Session 1: Knowing Yourself – Introduction, Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
Session 2: Knowing Your Customer – Customer, Problem, Alternatives, Idea Testing
Session 3: Finding the Right Solution – Solution, Benefit, Advantage, Starting Small, Brand Identity
Session 4: Getting the Relationship Right – Marketing & Message; Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers
Session 5: Building Blocks – Distribution, Revenue, Typical Offering, Price
Session 6: Structures & Systems – Legal & Accounting Considerations
Session 7: Discovering the Bottom Line – Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point
Session 8: Financial Modeling – Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Raising Capital
Session 9: Planning for Growth – Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Celebration Prep
Session 10: Celebration – You have come a long way! It is time to be recognized and to celebrate with your peers. Your group gets to decide how this happens.


March 2
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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