Your Local Extension Educator, Jessica Jane Spayde, is hosting and facilitating a nationally renowned Business and Entrepreneurial Training Program beginning September 21, 2021. We’re offering the COSTARTERS program in partnership with Couleecap, Driftless Development INC, and Prairie du Chien Main Street.
CLICK HERE –> Space is limited, so REGISTER TODAY for the “Prairie du Chien / Crawford County Cohort”.
Class times, Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
|September 21, 2021||Welcome & Introduction
Online – Zoom
|September 28, 2021||Online – Zoom|
|October 5, 2021||Online – Zoom|
|October 12, 2021||Online – Zoom|
|October 19, 2021||Online – Zoom|
|October 26, 2021||Online – Zoom|
|November 2, 2021||Online – Zoom|
|November 9, 2021||Online – Zoom|
|November 16, 2021||Online – Zoom|
|November 30, 2021||
In-Person at the Crawford County Administration Building, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin (Covid-permitting!)
CO.STARTERS signature offering is CO.STARTERS Core, a cohort-based program designed for 10–12 weeks that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor.
CO.STARTERS Core is a program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over ten sessions, groups of 10–15 entrepreneurs meet together one evening a week for three hours, led by a facilitator. CO.STARTERS certified facilitators are experienced business owners from the community who guide participants through the program by asking the right questions, drawing on the knowledge in the room, and using available resources and connections in the community to point participants in the right direction. In addition to exploring different topics each week, guest speakers are also brought in weekly to enrich the conversation and help participants learn from the experience of others in the community.
Drawing from the experience of successful entrepreneurs and startup veterans from around the globe, CO.STARTERS Core walks creative small-business owners through lean, effective business modeling methods in a simple and intuitive way, and with the help of a supportive community. Rather than treating a startup like a large corporation and writing a detailed business plan, CO.STARTERS participants are encouraged to build and test small models first. In the process, participants receive real-time customer feedback, update their models to meet customer needs and avoid creating businesses based on incorrect assumptions.
CouleeCO.STARTERS is a program offered by Couleecap Inc, a local non-profit. As a community-oriented organization with a stellar reputation in our area, you can trust that our ultimate goal is to provide our community with great resources, including this one. As such, we have priced this program to be financially viable for us, but more importantly, financially reasonable for entrepreneurs in our area.
The cost of the program for most entrepreneurs in Crawford County will be $150, which is a bargain considering all you’ll get from this training, and the fact that this program costs much more (up to $1000) in some communities.
But we are committed to making sure this program is affordable to all who want to participate, so we have discounted rates for income qualified entrepreneurs. In addition to the discounted enrollment rate, we also give enrollment preference to low to moderate income entrepreneurs. If you have any questions, please call 608-797-5746.