Find real-world strategies & practical tools to start & sustain small businesses.


This live-facilitated, 10-session program will help you refocus your business, stabilize it, and build toward long-term recovery. Working with a dedicated group of like-minded peers, you’ll cover topics relevant to the current COVID-19 challenges in a series of ten 2.5-hour sessions.


As small businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis, the CO.STARTERS Rebuild program provides entrepreneurs with a practical pathway and trusted tools to approach the market in new way, one step at a time.

  • Start Date: TBD
  • 10 Weeks | Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:30pm CST
  • Price: $550 $330* (40% discount)

*includes $30 processing fee

Applications close August 31st


If you are an existing small business or entrepreneur who is…

  • Losing business and customers due to COVID-19
  • Struggling to figure out how to move forward
  • Feeling isolated and needing support
  • Looking for more than immediate assistance
  • Serious about doing what it takes to save your business

…we are here to help.

Working with a dedicated group of like minded peers in a virtual setting, you’ll cover the following topics in a series of ten 2.5–hour sessions:

  • SESSION 1: Assessing Your Situation
  • SESSION 2: Understanding Your Customer
  • SESSION 3: Finding a New Solution
  • SESSION 4: Refocusing Your Marketing
  • SESSION 5: Exploring Quick to Market Approaches
  • SESSION 6: Learning About COVID-19 Laws
  • SESSION 7: Streamlining Costs
  • SESSION 8: Setting Recovery Sales Goals
  • SESSION 9: Planning for Recovery
  • SESSION 10: Celebration!

CO.STARTERS Generator is a toolkit that helps teens explore their passions through generating, testing, and launching ideas. Generator is a great way to inspire youth with the vision, enthusiasm, and tenacity needed to move from idea to action.

For more information on bringing CO.STARTERS Generator at The Nice Center into your world and work, schedule a meeting with Dane Johnson, Programs Manager at The Nice Center.


CO.STARTERS helps individuals and communities thrive through entrepreneurship by equipping them with strategy, tools, and relationships. Since 2008, CO.STARTERS has equipped more than 690 local leaders across 200+ communities, helping more than 12,000 starters move forward with their ventures.

Questions? Contact Dane at