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A four-part plan for bringing your business to life

Work collaboratively with peers to strategize, problem solve, and apply business basics while you learn concrete tools to launch your idea!


A four-part plan for bringing your business to life and launching your idea

Work collaboratively with peers to strategize, problem solve, and apply business basics while you learn concrete tools to launch your idea!

CO.STARTERS Bootcamp is coming to these rural Oregon communities

 Wallowa - Jan 27th & 28th 

Union - Feb 3rd & 4th

 Elgin - March 10th & 11th

Heppner - TBA

There is no fee to register your interest. Once you register here, you will be contacted by a Program Manager or Facilitator who will help you decide if CO.STARTERS Bootcamp is right for you. In most cases, the cost of Bootcamp is covered by grant funding and scholarships. 

Don's see a Winter or Spring 2023 CO.STARTERS Bootcamp in your community?

Want to bring a CO.STARTERS Bootcamp to your rural town?

We have a form for that. Please just take a minute to let us know you're interested!

Discover - Promote -Build - Launch

Join a cohort of like-minded starters and look at your business from a customer-centric view

Entrepreneurship is an exciting journey, but the path forward isn't always clear, until now!

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Who Should Participate

Any Small business entrepreneur who is...

  • Looking for a safe place to share, experiment, fail, and learn together
  • Interested in a proven framework to better identify and address key issues with their business idea
  • Wanting better connections to people and resources to help make progress in getting their business started
  • Looking for concrete next steps to focus on going forward
  • Confident they are heading in the right direction but want validation
  • Looking for more than just immediate assistance
  • Needs that extra push to get things going

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Understand your business model and how to refine it using customer input

  • Cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Build your business model using The CO.STARTERS Canvas
  • Refine your model with customer discovery
  • Realize your model through starting small
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Learn how to market your business and gain customer awareness

  • Build relationships through marketing
  • Craft a compelling message
  • Choose your marketing channels
  • Develop and refine your "pitch"

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Dive into the basic building blocks needed for financial modeling

  • Build relationships through marketing
  • Craft a compelling message
  • Choose your marketing channels
  • Develop and refine your "pitch"
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Build your momentum with smart goal setting

  • Setting priorities
  • Identify 30, 60, and 90-day milestones
  • Get SMART about tasks
  • Creating a plan + staying on track

 "Get down to business" in 2 full days

Working with a dedicated group of like minded peers, participants cover the following topics in just 2 days:

Cultivate your entrepreneurial mindset

Create a business model that works

Learn from prospective customers what they want

Find ways to "start small" and eliminate road blocks

Learn easy ways to market your business

Create relationships with your customers

Discover creative ways to reach existing and new markets

Build a simple financial plan that works for you

Set goals that are achievable and realistic

Develop the connections and the confidence to launch your idea


Brad Attig - Program Manager & Facilitator

Central, South & Eastern Oregon 

I have a passion for helping startups and small businesses in our rural communities. I believe that with the right amount of support, our small towns can become vibrant, engaging places to live, work, and start businesses. Through Foundry Collective and Reinventing Rural I work to help increase access for small businesses entrepreneurs to proven curriculum, mentorship, markets, and funding.

This "place-based" work is done in partnership by supporting and building on the people and organizations that already exist in your community to promote inclusive and equitable entrepreneurship.

In 2022 I facilitated Bootcamp in Condon, Fossil, and Joseph, co-facilitated Tillamook with Misty, and look forward to bringing Bootcamp to more rural places in 2023.

Misty Lambrecht - CO.STARTERS Program Manager & Facilitator

Coastal & Western Oregon

I have owned Webfoot Marketing and Design, a website development company in Siletz, Oregon for over 15 years and have worked on a variety of small business, nonprofit, college and government websites. I am a Google-certified trainer, GrowthWheel® and Profit Mastery® Certified. I teach a variety of classes ranging from social media, web design, and profitability to small businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest.

I am a CO.STARTERS graduate from the Fall 2022 Northeast Oregon cohort, facilitated 4 Core programs in 2022, and co-facilitated the Tillamook Bootcamp I'm excited to bring this program to other rural communities.

Tory Schmidt -Facilitator Harney County

"Raised in Harney County, Tory has always had a passion for her rural community, art, and had a flair for creative problem solving. With her husband and two business partners, they have created a brick and mortar collaborative retail space in the heart of Burns, Oregon, Spark Collaborative Studios

Tory started her graphic design business Sage DesignWorks in 2019, launched Spark Mercantile in the same year, and now helps teach plein air watercolor courses with her husband's guide business Calamity Butte Guide Service. Small business networking, rural resource development, and connecting artisans to a supportive community is what drives her work everyday."

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Are You looking for something that offers a deeper dive to launch your idea?

CO.STARTERS 10-Week CORE Program Equips Aspiring Entrepreneurs with the Insights, Relationships, and Tools to Turn Ideas into Action

If you're interested in CO.STARTERS for your community, please just click below. We'll get back to you as soon as we can to help you bring the Magic of CO.STARTERS to your rural town.