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CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs and organisational intrapraneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.

BRISBANE AND REGIONAL QLD

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SYDNEY AND REGIONAL NSW

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Who’s it for?

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur,  a seasoned entrepreneur, or an intrapraneur in an organisation looking to launch a new product or service, CO.STARTERS is for you. The only real prerequisites are (1) having an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to share and pursue and (2) a willingness to study, shape and fine-tune that idea in a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming environment. If you’re creative and community-minded, and you’re serious about turning your passion into a sustainable business, we want you. We’ll surround you during and after the program with the power and support of our larger business community in Australia and the world.

What to expect?

CO.STARTERS is an action-driven, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded people. Led by a facilitator who is an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll 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. Click on our EVENTS link to see upcoming groups. You can also put in an application anytime and indicate your city or region.

Join us in the journey to build our families, our communities and our country

Program

During CO.STARTERS, you’ll develop and fine-tune your idea, critically examining every part of it and tweaking your next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community. Over the nine weeks, we’ll cover the following topics.

  • Week 1: Knowing yourself (Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles)

  • Week 2: Knowing Your Customer (Problem, Solution, Benefit, Competition, Advantage, Customer)

  • Week 3: Getting the Relationship Right (Marketing & Message; Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers)

  • Week 4: Building the Model to Scale (Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price)

  • Week 5: Strengthening Your Structure (Business Structures, Licenses, IP, Hiring)

  • Week 6: Discovering the Bottom Line (Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Event Point)

  • Week 7: Accounting for Growth (Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting)

  • Week 8: Planning for the Future (Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep)

  • Week 9: Pitch Night/Sharing Your Story

PRICE

The full price for CO.STARTERS is $1265 ($1150 plus GST).

The price includes all 9 workshops, high quality print resources, light refreshments, and a range of community support activities during and post program.

A payment plan is available.

There is a 10% discount for all payment up front.

Ask the CO.STARTERS Administrator about assistance with costs.
[email protected]

PRICE

The full price for CO.STARTERS is $1265 ($1150 plus GST).

The price includes all 9 workshops, high quality print resources,
light refreshments, and a range of community support activities
during and post program.

A payment plan is available.

There is a 10% discount for all payment up front.

Ask the CO.STARTERS Administrator about assistance with costs.
[email protected]

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