IMPACT

Finding the possible.

From small towns to large metro areas, the CO.STARTERS network is unlocking the potential of people and places through entrepreneurship.

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LIFETIME IMPACT

200+

communities served

690+

leaders trained

12,000+

starters supported

2019 IMPACT STORY

POSSIBLE

A look at the stories between the numbers of the impact the CO.STARTERS network has had on people and places in the past year.

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ANNUAL IMPACT

2,400+

starters supported

93%

of program graduates are confident in how to make a venture work

130+

communities served

93%

of members viewed CO.STARTERS as important to their strategy for fulfilling their mission

210

leaders trained

90%

of community leader trainees would recommend CO.STARTERS

STARTER IMPACT

What does a starter look like?

CO.STARTERS increases the likelihood of starter success.

In 2019, after completing our CO.STARTERS business training program, starters reported:

93%

INCREASED KNOWLEDGE

increase in starters who had written goals or plans for their venture

87%

INCREASED CONFIDENCE

increase in starters feeling confident about how to make a venture work

57%

INCREASED CONNECTEDNESS

increase in starters feeling connected and supported by their local community

CO.STARTERS program graduates are building Main Street businesses to serve their local community.

NETWORK

Together, CO.STARTERS is transforming the future through entrepreneurship.

We envision a path forward for every starter, in every community.

440+

builders equipped

14

proven tools

16

partner collaborations

COVID-19 RECOVERY

Impact of Pandemic on Small Business Owners

82%

have made changes to their business model as a result of the pandemic

51%

saw their revenue decrease significantly

47%

have let employees go or reduced their hours

Support for Small Business Owners during Pandemic

400+

helped through ongoing
programs moved virtual

1240+

helped through new
recovery programs

REFOCUS: A CO.STARTERS Workshop

Workshops in Progress

800+

participants helped with finding their next step

7

nationwide workshops

20+

regional partner workshops

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REBUILD: A CO.STARTERS Program

Cohorts in Progress

79

small business owners receiving strategic support as they move forward

6

cohorts in progress

17

cohorts launched

Program Participants

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56%

of businesses that participate employ 2 people or less

55%

of businesses that participate have been in business 5 years or less

COVID-19 Impact Data from March through June 2020

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