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 [...]
Practices for building resiliency in the face of disaster One of the values we live by at CO.STARTERS is that together, we go farther. But what happens when “together” gets cancelled? How do we continue our mission of supporting business starters and growing communities in the face of catastrophic circumstances? How do we support [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sabrina Nagel and the entrepreneurship team team at Auckland University of Technology are proving the value of CO.STARTERS for everyone—especially college students. Check out the work they’re doing.
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 [...]
It can be extremely difficult for Veterans to find the support they need upon re-entering civilian life. Our friends at Action Zone are doing the incredible work of supplying the proper support and tools to this often overlooked demographic.
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 [...]
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 [...]