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Have a business idea and don't know where to start?

Start with CO.STARTERS

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Entrepreneurship is an exciting journey, but the path isn’t always clear.

CO.STARTERS Core is a 10-week program that walks you through a proven process to get your business unstuck and off the ground.

The CO.STARTERS Core program prepares aspiring entrepreneurs with insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn their business ideas into action. CO.STARTERS is designed to shorten the time it takes to develop great ideas into thriving businesses by applying lean business model methods popular with high-growth startups. 

Participants will learn how to identify key assumptions about why and how their business will work in real-world scenarios. This approach enables participants to rapidly uncover flaws in their concepts and quickly adjust their business models. 

Trusted by over 24,000 entrepreneurs, CO.STARTERS Core might be for you if:

  • You have a business idea, but have no idea how to actually start a business

  • You have a creative hobby (like photography, baking, pottery, etc.) that you’d love to monetize

  • You have a side-hustle, but you aren’t sure if you could turn it into a full-time gig

  • You’ve started a business, but feel stuck trying to scale it or launch a new revenue stream

Program Details

Upcoming Cohort:

Wednesday evenings

April 3 - June 5

6 pm - 9 pm

GBED Office: 3111 10th Street, Great Bend, KS

$250 ($1500 value)*

        *$100 rebate for attending 8 or more classes

        *Our partners/sponsors subsidized the cost

        *Dinner and materials included

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Session 1:  Know Yourself

Session 2: Understand Your Customers

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/Pitch Night

Who is it for?

If you are exploring a new idea, you're someone close to starting up, or even just launched a business that is "stuck", CO.STARTERS is right for YOU.

The one essential element is that you have a concept that you are ready to test and that you are willing to study, shape, and fine-tune that idea in a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming environment. If you're creative, community-minded, and serious about turning your passion into a sustainable business, we want you.

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Great Bend Economic Development, Inc. is a member of the CO.STARTERS network. Learn more at

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