Make Your Business Dream a Reality

CO.STARTERS Core is an accelerator-style program designed to provide you with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn your idea into action and your passion into a sustainable and thriving business.

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Make Your Business Dream a Reality

CO.STARTERS Core

Our flagship offering is an accelerator-style program that helps you learn the fundamentals to take your business to the next stage of growth. This course is 10 sessions over 10 weeks.

Session 1

Knowing Yourself

Introduction, assumptions, working styles, team building obstacles

Session 2

Knowing Your Customers

Customer, problem, alternatives, idea testing

Session 3

Finding Your Customers

Solution, benefit, advantage, starting small, brand identity

Session 4

Getting the Relationship Right

Marketing and message, getting, keeping and growing customers

Session 5

Building Blocks

Distribution, revenue, typical offering, price

Session 6

Structures and Systems

Legal and accounting considerations

Session 7

Discovering the Bottom Line

Startup and ongoing needs, fixed and variable costs, break-even point

Session 8

Financial Modeling

Break-even point, sales projections, cash flow, raising captial

Session 9

Planning for Growth

Growth plans, goal setting, pitch prep

Session 10

Celebration!

The journey, successes, the future

Led by an experienced facilitator, you’ll explore how your businesses will operate, then test your ideas with potential customers.

What is the time commitment?

What is the time commitment?

CO.STARTERS Core sessions meet once a week for 3 hours over 10 weeks. You will also need to complete additional fieldwork between sessions.

How much does the program cost?

How much does the program cost?

The program currently costs a flat fee of $275 per participant. Your course materials will be available for pickup during your first session. *

What do I need to join a virtual program

What do I need to join a virtual program

All 10 sessions of the CO.STARTERS Core program will be held on Zoom. Participants are expected to attend sessions with your video on and be in a location where you can participate in discussions.

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Upcoming Course Training Dates

Virtual Accelerator

Location: Online Zoom
Aug 14 - Oct 16, 2024
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm EST

In-Person Accelerator

Location: Elko, NV
Sept 10 - Nov 12, 2024
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 pm GMT

In-Person Accelerator

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Sept 5 - Nov 7, 2024
Thursdays, 3:00 - 6:00 pm GMT
Upcoming Course Training Dates

CO.STARTERS Core goes beyond helping you launch your business.

Through the FINSYNC network, you gain expert guidance from a network of bankers and facilitators ready to champion your success. Also, you will gain free access to FINSYNC's software platform. Manage cash flow, send payments & invoices, and easily add payroll as your business grows.

One Step at a Time: Building Your Idea into a Thriving Business.

Is CO.STARTERS right for you?

Is CO.STARTERS right for you?

  • Do you have a business idea bouncing around in your head, but getting started feels overwhelming?
  • Ever dream of turning your creative hobby into a thriving business?
  • Is your side hustle more than just a side hustle? Are you ready to take it to the next level?
  • Feeling stuck with your current business? CO.STARTERS Core can help you find your growth path.
Here's what you will gain from CO.STARTERS

Here's what you will gain from CO.STARTERS

Clarity: Ask questions, challenge your assumptions, and brainstorm solutions.

Confidence: Understand the "why" and "how" behind successful business practices.

Community: Find support, accountability, and a network in a safe space to learn.

Action Plan: Leave the program with a clear roadmap and actionable steps to achieve your goals.

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Complete this application form to join a virtual cohort of entrepreneurs in the startup process.

Apply for CO.STARTERS Core!

Use this form to apply for an upcoming CO.STARTERS Core program in your area. The program costs $275 per participant, which includes a CO.STARTERS Core workbook. Financial assistance is available if needed.

The program features weekly 3-hour sessions over 10 weeks. Because this is a fast-paced program, you will be required to attend all 10 sessions.

Short on time for the accelerator? Join our free Get Started Workshop to explore your idea.

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    Yoga teacher Kelsey Vasileff transformed her passion for nutrient-packed foods and juices into a vegan cafe serving her Chattanooga community. Driven to share healthy ingredients, Kelsey created the business she wished existed in her city.

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Before you get started

1

We are not able to service these businesses at the moment:

  • Crypto Currency and Money Services
  • Privately Owned ATMs
  • Marijuana-Related
  • Gambling
  • Money Services Business
  • Business headquartered outside of the U.S.
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At this time we are offering online business checking accounts through bank partners in these states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington

Is your business in one of these states?