CO.STARTERS is a nine-week business advancement program that helps interested entrepreneurs develop ideas with like minded indivduals, and transform an enthusiasm into a feasible and flourishing new business.
An undertaking of The Company Lab (CO.LAB) in Chattanooga, the CO.STARTERS™ program endures nine weeks, meeting one night a week for three hours. Facilitators are experienced business people who have well rounded business and networking skills. Visiting speakers share the difficulties they confronted while beginning and developing their organizations, and business experts from accounting, law, and marketing firms offer their personal knowledge to program members.
During the SKYMvp Co-Starter program, members distinguish and test business suspicions through client communications, build up a working plan of action, learn profitable administration and promoting abilities, and get productive input from facilitators, associates, and previous graduates. Toward the end, you’ll have the apparatuses, structure, and energy to make your vision a reality–and the best part is you will have already developed a business network to help you.
WHO’S IT FOR?
In case you’re a trying a new business, or you have a well established business idea hoping to develop another product or service, CO.STARTERS is for you. The essentials are: having a business concept you’ve prepared, willing and eager to share and improve upon; and a readiness to study, shape and calibrate that thought in a strong, community and inviting environment. If you’re innovative and group minded, and you’re not kidding about transforming your energy into a profitable business, we’re searching for you.
What’s in store:
Amid CO.STARTERS, you’re not being preached to. This is an activity driven, community involved process with a thoughtfully sized class of similar business people, driven by a facilitator who’ll present ideas and assist you instantly putting your ideas to work. We’ll examine ideas, issues and arrangements amid class; you’ll apply them to your venture or business through the course; and we’ll survey and refine ideas together, so we’re all moving our ideas toward achievement. You’ll leave the system with a profound comprehension of how to make a feasible business, and how to rehash that procedure with your next incredible thought.
Motivated by The Business Model Canvas, the CO.STARTERS Canvas gives an instinctive visual guide to help members comprehend, compose and test their business thoughts.
Amid CO.STARTERS, you’ll create and calibrate your business thoughts, building models in with the help of your own ideas, tweaking your next business moves through ongoing client input, learning profitable administration and promoting abilities and getting productive criticism from guides, companions and nearby organizations. By sharpening your business and upgrading your methodology taking into account genuine criticism and client request, you’ll pick up the aptitudes you have to build up a reasonable plan of action.
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 and Message; Getting, Keeping and 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 and Ongoing Needs, Fixed and 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: Sharing your Story
Utilizes basic, straightforward dialect and includes the full range of modern learning styles.
Unites individuals to gain from each other, making a solid system of backing for new businesses.
Helps you and your business gain advantage from our inviting group of imaginative business visionaries.
Offers a substantial procedure for recognizing, testing, and adjusting business suppositions to make a reasonable startup, and gives viable strides to dispatch, instead of hypothetical ideas.
Expect for clients to be the essential concern in each part of making a business.
Shapes interests into reasonable and maintainable plans of action, whether you’re a visual creator, a hands on creator, or the following next huge programming genius this class is for you.
Points of interest
CO.STARTERS keeps going nine weeks, meeting one night a week for three hours. Facilitators incorporate dynamic business people from the area into classes, and guest speakers share individual examples with the class.
Area and DATES:
The following CO.STARTERS Morristown TN will be accessible at the SkyMVP in Downtown Morristown, beginning in January 2017.
The course charge is $200 dollars and incorporates materials. A deposit is required prior to your first session. This deposit applies toward the course expenses and is non-refundable. Many SkyMVP Co-working membership include discounted and free Co-Starter class options.
The following session of CO.STARTERS will start in January 2017. It would be ideal if you enroll here.