Co.Starters program for entrepreneurs anticipated in Tehachapi this fall

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Co.Starters program for entrepreneurs anticipated in Tehachapi this fall



A program to assist entrepreneurs is predicted to begin in Tehachapi this fall, supported by KITE (Kern Initiative of Expertise + Entrepreneurship) and the SeedCore Basis.In a presentation on the Aug. 3 assembly of the Better Tehachapi Financial Improvement Council, Danielle Patterson of the SeedCare Basis supplied details about Co.Starters, a 10-session program to assist entrepreneurs study what they should know to begin or broaden a enterprise. An analogous program started final yr in Kernville, Patterson mentioned. She added that efforts are underway to make sure that financial improvement sources can be found in communities all through Kern County, not simply in Bakersfield.The GTEDC has labored this yr to emphasise financial improvement and in March heard from John-Paul “J.P.” Lake concerning the financial initiative referred to as B3K — brief for Higher Bakersfield & Boundless Kern.Lake and his spouse Ingrid established the SeedCore Basis with an goal of creating Kern County by supporting training, entrepreneurs and group charities. In partnership with the Kern Financial Improvement Company, KITE is a challenge of the SeedCare Basis.Though enterprise leaders from all through the county are concerned, Patterson mentioned it’s essential to have native involvement, as properly. “We’re constructing relationships with native enterprise leaders and group primarily based organizations, in order that we will have a communication level between Bakersfield and the sources which are out there there and the outlying communities,” she famous.Patterson famous that she met lately with Corey Costelloe, assistant metropolis supervisor for the town of Tehachapi and likewise a GTEDC board member. And she or he mentioned a Stallion Springs resident has been recognized as a facilitator for the Tehachapi program.Participation within the Co.Starters Core program requires a dedication to attend all 10 weekly classes and a $200 charge. As described on the KITE web site, the Co.Starters Core program “offers an action-driven, collaborative course of with a small and supportive group of like-minded folks. Over ten classes, you may determine your assumptions about why and the way your companies will work after which speak to clients with the intention to validate your concepts. This method allows you to quickly uncover flaws in your idea and discover viable fashions extra rapidly. You will depart this system with a deeper understanding of create and/or run a sustainable enterprise, articulate your mannequin, and repeat the method along with your subsequent nice concept.”Claudia Elliott is a contract journalist and former editor of the Tehachapi Information. She lives in Tehachapi and might be reached by e mail: [email protected]



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