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SCA Launches CO.STARTERS Program for Entrepreneurs

Troy, NC- October 6, 2021

Sandhills Cooperation Association will soon offer CO.STARTERS Core, a 10-session, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.

Drawing from the experience of successful entrepreneurs and startup veterans from around the globe, CO.STARTERS walks creative small business owners through lean, effective business modeling methods in a simple and intuitive way while connecting them to a supportive community of peers and mentors. Rather than treating a venture as a large corporation and writing a detailed business plan, CO.STARTERS participants are encouraged to build and test small models first. In the process, participants receive real-time customer feedback, update their models to meet customer needs, and avoid creating businesses based on incorrect assumptions.

The CO.STARTERS program has a global reach, serving more than 200 communities across the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

In Troy, NC, CO.STARTERS will be implemented and facilitated by Sandhills Cooperation Association. The ten-week CO.STARTERS program will kick off on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

This program will be a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs of all kinds to get a support system and a group of people around them that they can reach out to. CO.STARTERS Core sponsored by SCA will provide insight, relationships, and tools necessary for the starting of a business.

"We are excited to launch this new initiative in our community," said Sherri Allgood, Executive Director of Sandhills Cooperation Association. "As a natural extension of our efforts here at SCA, CO.STARTERS Core will bridge the gap between education and entrepreneurship by teaching practical business skills that can be implemented immediately."

Small business remains one of the fundamental economic drivers for local economies and job creation, but these smaller-scale startups have not received the same level of support as their high-growth counterparts. CO.STARTERS aims to narrow that gap.

“If you look beyond Silicon Valley and New York, there are countless communities that are full of talented entrepreneurs, but they lack the organized community support they need to thrive,” said Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder. “CO.STARTERS provides a structure for these communities to achieve their economic growth goals and gives them an easy way build the connections they are already trying to grow.”

For more information on CO.STARTERS, visit To learn about CO.STARTERS in Troy, NC visit

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