Ārewa | Co-Starters
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Arewa is pleased to bring you Co.Starters, a nine-week programme that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavour.

During Co.Starters@Arewa you develop and fine-tune your ideas, critically examine every part of your business idea and determine the next steps, all through real-time feedback from people in the community.

Topics covered in the Co.Starters programme

  • Week 1: Knowing yourself – assumptions, working styles, team building, obstacles
  • Week 2: Knowing your customer – problem, solution, benefit, competition, advantage, customer
  • Week 3: Getting the relationship right – marketing and message; getting, keeping and growing customers
  • Week 4: Building the model to scale – starting small, distribution, revenue, typical sale, price
  • Week 5: Business structures and legal considerations – registering a business, licenses and permits, IP, hiring
  • Week 6: Discovering your bottom line – startup and ongoing needs, fixed and variable costs, break-event point
  • 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: Showcase/celebration night – sharing your story and pitching



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