Now accepting 2022-2023 applications for RISE UV: Core’s 10-week business program, powered by CO.STARTERS. RISE UV: Core offers a variety of FREE business support programs through The Space On Main. Made possible with support from the US Department of Agriculture. Have a business idea that you’ve always wanted to try? We’ll provide everything you need to figure out how to turn your idea into a reality. RISE UV: Core is offered both in-person (Bradford, VT) and remote via Zoom.
Everything you need to build and grow your business in 10 weeks:
- Prototype & refine your product/service
- Identify your customers
- Develop your marketing message
- Learn accounting & tax best practices
- Legal advice on best structure for your business
- Explore funding opportunities
- Define a strategy to scale your business
This program is designed for any aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner. Our only requirements are:
- You have an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to pursue!
- You are willing to study and refine that idea with others.
- You will commit to our 10-week program.
10 weeks. 1 day a week. 3 hours at a time. Here is what we’ll cover:
- Session 1 – Knowing Yourself
Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
- Session 2 – Knowing Your Customer
Customer, Problems, Alternatives, Idea Testing
- Session 3 – Finding the right solution
Solution, Benefit, Advantages, Starting Small, Brand Identity
- Session 4 – Getting the Relationship Right
Marketing & Message; Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers
- Session 5 – Building Blocks
Distribution, Revenue, Typical Offering, Price
- Session 6 – Structures and Systems
Legal and Accounting Considerations
- Session 7 – Discovering the Bottom Line
Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point
- Session 8 – Financial Modeling
Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Raising Capital
- Session 9 – Planning for growth
Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Preparing for Celebration Night
- Session 10 – Celebration Night
What Enrollment Gets You:
10-Week CO.STARTERS Program • Mentors & Drop-In Hours • Activity Supplies • Online Resource Portal • 6-Months of LivePlan • Coworking Space Membership Discount
RISE UV: Core takes place once a week at The Space On Main in Bradford, Vermont (remote optional). Please review our COVID Policy for requirements of entry. Each program runs for 10 weeks. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2022-2023 Schedule
[OPEN] Cohort 5
Sep 11, 2022 – Nov 20, 2022
[OPEN] Cohort 6
Sep 14, 2022 – Nov 16, 2022
[OPEN] Cohort 7
Oct 12, 2022 – Dec 14, 2022
[OPEN] Cohort 8
Jan 8, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
Interested in helping local entrepreneurs to succeed in the Upper Valley? We need your help! Email email@example.com.
Thank You to Our Supporters!
Made possible with support from the US Department of Agriculture.