Co.Starters Greymouth

21 June 2021
Development West Coast
Expressions of interest are open for DWC's Co.Starters business start-up and development programme set to begin on 7 September in Greymouth.



CO.STARTERS is a nine 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


Week 1: Knowing Yourself

  • Assumptions, Canvas, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles

Week 2: Knowing Your Customer

  • Customer, Problem, Alternatives, Solution, Benefit, Advantage

Week 3: Getting the Relationship Right

  • Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers

Week 4: Building the Model to Scale

  • Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price

Week 5: Strengthening Your Structure

  • Business Structures, Licenses, IP, Hiring

Week 6: Discovering Your Bottom Line

  • Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Breaking Even

Week 7: Accounting for Growth

  • Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting

Week 8: Planning for the Future

  • Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep

Week 9: Pitch Night / Sharing Your Story

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Meet Co.Starters graduates