Boone County Economic Development Commision

Small Business Education

Co.Lab for Small Business

Training to become scalable and resilient businesses.

The Boone EDC Co.Lab for Small Businesses is a 8-class program to equip Boone County small business owners with knowledge, tools, and peer networks to become scalable and resilient businesses.

This unique learning experience will cover various business function topics customized by class attendees (see the survey below to provide your input). Each class will be no longer than 90 minutes.

In this program, you’ll tackle barriers to growing your business, develop real-time solutions and action steps, and brainstorm with other small business owners.

Program Cost: $400 (includes all program materials and breakfast, as well as branding photography session and package with 10+ photos for website and social media marketing)

Registration for our Spring 2023 Cohort is open! 

Class meets on the following Wednesdays from 8:15-9:45am:

  • January 18th
  • February 1st and 15th
  • March 8th and 22nd
  • April 12th and 26th
  • May 10th

Interested? Fill out the form below! Deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 4th.

Name(Required)
(short and long-term goals, current online presence + number of followers, historical financial performance, SWOT analysis, current partnerships, etc.)
Drop files here or
Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Examples include: business plan, budget, etc.
    Select Your Top 5 Business Challenges(Required)

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Contact Claire Collett to become a sponsor.

    Co.Lab Champion Award Donation

    Investment of $1,000

    • Logo included on digital marketing materials
    • Opportunity to attend (1) session
    • Opportunity to host one (1) session at the sponsor location
    • Opportunity to provide in-kind services for Co.Lab participants
    • Opportunity to provide a branded item to the class (item must be approved by Boone EDC)
    • Opportunity to award check to Co.Lab class winner
    • Potential local media attention

     

    Co.Lab Breakfast Sponsor

    Investment of $500

    • Logo included on digital marketing materials
    • Opportunity to attend one (1) session
    • Opportunity to host one (1) session at the sponsor location
    • Opportunity to provide in-kind services for Co.Lab participants
    • Opportunity to provide a branded item to the class (item must be approved by Boone EDC)

     

    Sponsor A Co.Lab Student

    Investment of $400

    • Logo featured on digital marketing materials
    • Opportunity to provide a branded item to the class (item must be approved by Boone EDC)
    • Opportunity to provide in-kind services for Co.Lab participants

    *You must have an identified student to sponsor. Student is still required to fill out the online application. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Current Sponsors

     

    Past Participants