Features

This Simple Tool Could Save Your Business

2020-03-27T14:54:02-04:00March 27th, 2020|Features, Tips|

Reimagining Your Venture with the CO.STARTERS Canvas “Not ideal” would be an understatement for these times. If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, you’re probably pretty scared right now, and understandably. Sometimes it’s better to state the obvious: people aren’t going out as much, and in most places, they aren’t going out at [...]

Serving the Underserved: The Commons on Champa // Denver, Colorado

2020-03-25T11:55:17-04:00March 18th, 2020|Community Stories, Features|

From providing a tech hub to those without access to technology, to workshops designed to engage female entrepreneurs, to offering our very own CO.STARTERS Core program to the city, The Commons on Champa truly embodies the CO.STARTERS mission.

There’s More to Funding than Grants

2020-03-16T09:59:16-04:00March 13th, 2020|Features, Resource, Tips|

Other Ways to Fund Your Nonprofit Idea by Rebekah Marr, CO.STARTERS Director of Operations & Programs Finding funding is one of the biggest issues identified by community builders. This article is the first in a series focusing on practical ways for nonprofits to sustain their work. Grant cycles.  If you [...]

Finding POSSIBLE: The CO.STARTERS 2019 Impact Story

2020-03-13T16:04:33-04:00March 11th, 2020|Features, News|

The importance of our work with entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders is often hard to communicate. This year, when we put our annual report together, we tried to capture the deeper story between the numbers—of impact that is happening in lives and communities—to paint a picture of what is possible in any community. Read the [...]

Building a Front Door for Entrepreneurs through a Wayfinding Program

2020-03-13T15:56:52-04:00February 27th, 2020|Community Stories, Features, Tips|

CASE STUDY The Company Lab Chattanooga, Tennessee By launching a Wayfinding program for early-stage entrepreneurs, The Company Lab (CO.LAB) positioned themselves as the front door for entrepreneurs in their community and created a pipeline into their additional programs, including CO.STARTERS. CO.LAB is now conducting over 200 Wayfinding meetings [...]

Soul Care for the Ecosystem Builder

2020-03-13T15:56:40-04:00December 19th, 2019|Features, Tips|

Shining a light on burnout among entrepreneurs and the people who support them Burnout is not a new topic for the business world. The nature and risks of employee burnout have been extensively researched in relation to large corporations. Burnout among entrepreneurs has only recently started receiving more attention. A recent study reported in [...]

What is a Starter?

2019-12-13T14:05:40-05:00December 13th, 2019|Features|

How changing our words might change the way we work with entrepreneurs. By Enoch Elwell Words are powerful, and they shape our perception of reality. But how much can the perception of one word impact the activities associated with it? In recent years, the idea of entrepreneurship has become more popular than ever. There [...]