SMARTStart Pasco | Pasco Economic Development Council | 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 107 | Lutz, FL 33558

REGISTER NOW FOR GROW PASCO 2024! Equip yourself and your business at any of the 15 breakout sessions, led by some of the best business minds in the area. 

 

CO.STARTERS

Have you dreamt of transforming your passion into your life’s work?

Perhaps you have taken the leap, but are looking for ways to grow your dream business.

Where can you turn to find out if the time is right to launch your product or service with the best chance of success?

Collaborate with others who share your entrepreneurial spirit as you work through your business model with a trained facilitator and discover repeatable steps for success you can use throughout the life of your company.  The nine-week program equips seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor. The cohort meets once a week for eight weeks and enjoy a celebration on the 9th week.

Here is a look at what you will learn each week:

Week 1: Knowing Yourself - Introduction, Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
Week 2: Knowing Your Customer - Customer, Problem, Alternatives, Idea Testing
Week 3: Finding the Right Solution - Solution, Benefit, Advantage, Starting Small, Brand Identity
Week 4: Getting the Relationship Right - Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers
Week 5: Building Blocks - Distribution, Revenue, Typical Offering, Price
Week 6: Structures and Systems - Legal and Accounting Considerations
Week 7:  Discovering the Bottom Line - Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs & Break-Even Point
Week 8: Financial Modeling - Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Raising Capital
                   Planning for Growth - Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Celebration Prep
Week 9: Celebration Night - Graduation / Pitch Night

Candice Gilmore, Butter Cream Soapery, CO.STARTERS Graduate

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What makes CO.STARTERS different?

Many start-up programs are complex and overwhelming. The CO.STARTERS philosophy is different.  Investing in individuals, putting the community first and keeping things simple is the mantra.

Community is vitally important. We believe in using our local talent and resources. Each person brings value to the table. The group fosters collaboration and connectivity to support each other and our start-up ecosystem.

Investing in individuals helps build better business owners enabling them to grow better businesses—whether it’s their first or 101st endeavor.  Execution of the ideas are more important that the idea itself.

We believe in supporting individual entrepreneurs at various stages. The goal is to help your business make the transitions from validation to launch to growth, and ultimately, to sustainability as easily and quickly as possible. We use simple language and a practical process to achieving success that anyone can understand.

 

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   Scholarships may be available, complete the application below

Santander Business Growth Scholarship Application                  Solicitud de Beca Santander Business Growth

CONTACT ME
CO.STARTERS
Daniel Mitchell, EDP
SMARTstart Program Director

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Telephone: +1 813 355 0476

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Upcoming Events...

March 6, 2024
Entrepreneur Education Series - Video Marketing 
Date & Time:  Wednesday, March 6, 2024 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)Location:  West Pasco Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREESpeaker: Neil Guilarte,...
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March 12, 2024
East Pasco Entrepreneur Roundtable
Facilitator:  SCORE MentorDate: Tuesday, March 12, 2024Time:  3:00 pm-4:00 pmLocation:  SMARTstart East Pasco Entrepreneur CenterEntrepreneur Roundtables...
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March 13, 2024
Entrepreneur Education Series - Location Location Location 
Date & Time:  Wednesday, March 13, 2024  (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)Location: SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREESpeaker: Mollyana...
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