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Get business ideas or test your own ideas.
Do it all with the CO.STARTERS nine week program. Call now 1300 754 771

Starting a business or social enterprise, or innovating in a current one? CO.STARTERS programs ensure success!



Who’s it for?

CO.STARTERS has programs for individuals, families, councils, community providers, home-schoolers, schools, universities and further education providers! Whether aspiring business owner,  seasoned entrepreneur, a social enterprise, or an intrapraneur in an organisation looking to launch a new product or service, CO.STARTERS is designed for you. All ages and stages in life welcomed including teens/school initiatives, young entrepreneurs, career changers, parents at home, social entrepreneurs, new starts after redundancies, transitioning to retirement, struggling business owners, and the forever young at heart! We’ll surround you during and after the program with the power and support of our highly experienced and qualified small business mentors and coaches plus the greater business community in Australia and the world. See the Co.Starters Community Worldwide. Follow us on Facebook for ideas, networking, support, and stories www.facebook.com/hereinAus.  Call now on 1300 754 771 to talk to a small business mentor or to book a group for your community.

What to expect?

CO.STARTERS is an action-driven and very collaborative program. We run it this way because we believe the power is in the community intent on supporting each person to a successful outcome. If starting out, CO.STARTERS will be the strong foundation that will see you still in business years after you leave the program. If you are a seasoned business, we connect you with the innovation community to get the new idea feasibility tested and launched. Led by facilitators who are highly experienced, you’ll identify your assumptions about why and how your businesses or new ideas will work. 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 sustainable business, be a success, and repeat the process with your next great idea. Be a business success story, not a business casualty! What next? Click the REGISTRATION FORM button to tell us about YOU. Follow us on Facebook for ideas, networking, support from the CS community worldwide, and we must say…pretty awesome stories www.facebook.com/hereinAus.

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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 mentor you and support you as we cover the following topics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pitch Night/Sharing Your Story


Call 1300 754 771 or email [email protected]


We are looking for more ecosystem collaborators. Contact us to discuss or book your group.

Upcoming programs and events

  1. Thursday nights business start up group starting February 2019 – 9 Thursdays 6-9

    February 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
  1. Thursday nights business start up group starting February 2019 – 9 Thursdays 6-9

    February 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

School and community groups welcome.
Contact us on 1300 754 771 to discuss group options and prices.

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