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GET STARTED – A Co.Starters 3 hour workshop to get your business idea underway or work on a new idea for your current business

Book in now for GET STARTED night! Check out the fantastic facilitators below. Earlybird $77, Students and concession $44, Full price after 26th April $99. Special gift for the first 5 people to book in!

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GET STARTED is an immediately useful, hands-on workshop. It is designed to “kickstart” anyone who have a business idea or help you get a good business idea. It’s also designed to “jumpstart” anyone who would like to grow and expand their business through a new product and or service.

Why attend?  This workshop helps you to:

  1. Explore Your Idea

Will your business idea make money? Learn how the CO.STARTERS Canvas can help get ideas out of your head into a format that is successful and can be refined over time. Dive deep into understanding your customers and why they would want to buy from YOU!

  1.  Refine Your Model

Once your ideas are mapped out on your Canvas, we train you how to use customer feedback to refine them. You’ll learn how to start small with low costs or even no costs in order to get in front of customers sooner and begin testing your ideas.

  1.  Define Next Steps

As the workshop concludes, you will come up with clear actionable steps that can be taken in the next hours, days weeks, and months to move your ideas forward and be a success!

All materials included plus three outstanding business facilitators and our mentor in residence who are all seasoned business owners and entrepreneurs. We will work closely with you to help you succeed in business and connect you with the right community of supporters and help you win business grants!

Your facilitators:

Wes Leake

Wesley is a highly experienced small business mentor and coach and has a background as an accountant in many businesses and not for profits. Wes has run very specialised small business and coaching programs for abroad range of people. Wes runs business events and facilitates a range of business programs and is both a CO.STARTERS facilitator and the Chief Excitement Officer meeting with many organisations and stakeholders who incorporate CO.STARTERS into their programs and activities.

Duane van Vuuren

Duane is the campus manager of Alphacrucis College.  Duane has extensive experience as a business person and completed the certified facilitator training in October 2018.  Duane’s particular interest in CO.STARTERS for Causes and will be running two causes groups in 2019. Duane and Alphacrucis have been outstanding partners since we brought CO.STARTERS to the Brisbane region in 2017.

Tony Curl

Since launching his own business in 2013, Tony has worked with over a hundred businesses in helping them execute their plans and strategies, and to guide them through the rough stage of starting and growing their business. Before founding Think and Grow Business, Tony Curl was a senior Area Manager leader at Coles, and a Complex Manager at Bunnings Warehouse.

Mentor in Residence

Margaret will work with you before and after the event.

Margaret Aspin

Margaret is a serial entrepreneur with many years of experience in for profit and social impact businesses. Currently, Margaret spends most of her time mentoring business people, and consulting to education, training and government. She facilitates government business networks, lectures in and writes entrepreneurship programs at universities and is a small business mentor providing assistance for government small business clients.


Payment for the GET STARTED workshop can be used as a deposit towards the full nine workshop program or CO.STARTERS for CAUSES social enterprise program should the you wish to join a full CO.STARTERS group after the GET STARTED workshop.