CO.STARTERS Business start-up and development programme - register interest now for 2022

21 February, 2022
$400 + GST

Register interest now for DWC's Co.Starters business start-up and development programme in 2022.



CO.STARTERS is a ten week business start-up and development programme that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and a passion into a sustainable and thriving business. 

Each week the cohort will work through a theme/topic together, with local entrepreneurs and professionals coming as guest speakers to share their knowledge and inspiring stories.

Learn more about West Coast Co.Starters

Course Schedule

Week 1: Knowing Yourself

  • Introduction, assumptions, working styles, team building, obstacles.

Week 2: Knowing Your Customer

  • Customer, problem, alternatives, idea testing.

Week 3: Finding the Right Solution

  • Solution, benefit, advantage, starting small, brand identity.

Week 4: Getting the Relationship Right

  • Marketing and message; getting, keeping and growing customers.

Week 5: Building Blocks

  • Distribution, revenue, typical offering, price.

Week 6: Structures and Systems

  • Legal and accounting considerations.

Week 7: Discovering the Bottom Line

  • Startup and ongoing needs, fixed and variable costs, break-even point.

Week 8: Financial Modeling

  • Break-even point, sales projections, cash flow, raising capital.

Week 9: Planning for Growth

  • Growth plans, goal setting, celebration prep.

Week 10: Celebration Night

Graduates of the CO.STARTERS programme include:

Cohort Calendar:

  • Hokitika - February 2022
  • Karamea - March 2022
  • Greymouth - May 2022
  • Westport - June 2022

Register Interest

Please include full name, phone number and an overview of your business or business idea.

21 February, 2022
$400 + GST

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