Intro to entrepreneurship, here’s how you get started

On Saturday March 18, 2017, COCO Northeast will host Introduction to Entrepreneurship, a one-day workshop geared specifically toward aspiring entrepreneurs who want to take a passion project or an idea and build up a local, mom-and-pop brand. A quick rundown of what Introduction to Entrepreneurship is: a business-basics overview, designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs a …

Fellowship Provides Growth and Mentoring to Minority Entrepreneurs

In 2016, COCO launched a new Fellowship program, in which local Minneapolis-St. Paul companies sponsor a startup founder, providing them with a six-month COCO membership, mentoring, resources and connections in the business community. Here’s a look at how that actually plays out in real life. Sarah Moe, founder of Sleep Health Specialists, was one of …

Growing Business at COCO: KNOWN Branding

Chris Everett and Jeff Turner had been sharing office space and collaborating on projects for several years before they officially joined forces and co-founded KNOWN Branding in January 2013. Both men are creative directors and brand strategists, with complementary skills as a copywriter (Jeff) and designer (Chris). For its first few years, KNOWN was based …