CO.STARTERS for Creatives offers Business for Designers from Build Institute in October

Artists- Designers, are you ready to be your own boss and develop your passion and talent into a real business? CO.STARTERS for Creatives is a new course starting October 2019 on Wednesdays from 6 – 9 pm. The program runs through October 2 – December 4th at Build Institute.

CO.STARTERS is a nine-week business development program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business

CO.STARTERS for Creatives is presented in partnership with Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office . This course equips aspiring designers and entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor.

This 9-week program is for anyone planning to launch a design related business, like architecture, landscape or interior design, fashion, creative technology, literary arts, photography or videography, website development or UX/UIX, storytelling, product design, etc.

**This course is underwritten by Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office. Applicants must fall within the creative industries listed on registration form, and adhere to reporting requirements.

What to Expect:

During CO.STARTERS, students develop and fine-tune a business idea, building models based on assumptions, tweaking next steps through real-time customer feedback, learning valuable management and marketing skills and receiving constructive feedback from advisers, peers and local businesses. By honing your business and updating your approach based on real feedback and customer demand, you gain the skills needed to develop a viable business model.

Curriculum is learner-centered, hands-on and activity based, so you will be doing as much as you will be listening. At the start of every session, you are provided with a Build binder that includes lessons, resources and a sample business plan for you to complete.

How Much does it Cost?

In an effort to provide affordable access to resources entrepreneurs need to Start, Build, and Grow their businesses, class fees are determined based on a sliding scale.

To register for classes, go to: https://www.buildinstitute.org/build-class-

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