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CO.STARTERS CORE Launch Your Small Business Idea or Refine Your Current Business Model

When and where

Date and time


Treasure Valley Community College 650 College Boulevard Ontario, OR 97914

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket


Turn ideas into action

CO.STARTERS Core provides an action-driven, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded people. Over ten sessions, 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.

Develop New Skills

CORE Helps Participants:

  • Understand themselves and their working styles
  • Look at their business idea from a customer-centric view.
  • Craft messages which convey value and solutions
  • Understand "starting small" and how to scale
  • Determine startup costs and break-even points
  • Identify long term strategies for sustainability
  • Tap into a virtual cohort of peers
  • Connect with mentors & advisors
  • Access online content and additional resources
  • Receive ongoing support through a virtual community

Who Should Participate

Any Small Business Entrepreneur Who Is...

  • Ready to pursue their endeavor and wants to fine-tune their idea, critically examine each part, and determine next steps
  • Serious about doing what it takes to launch your business
  • Has started a business but needs a better model
  • Open to working on their idea in a collaborative, supportive, and welcoming environment
  • Feeling isolated and needing support
  • Looking for more than just immediate assistance
  • Is adding a major service or product with a new customer in mind


Working with a dedicated group of like-minded peers, participants cover the following topics in a series of ten 3–hour sessions:

Session 1: Knowing Yourself

Session 2: Knowing Your Customer

Session 3: Finding the Right Solution

Session 4: Getting the Relationship Right

Session 5: Building Blocks

Session 6: Structures & Systems

Session 7: Discovering the Bottom Line

Session 8: Financial Modeling

Session 9: Planning for Growth

Session 10: Celebration