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People meet and ideas collide at COCO. Join us for one of our regular educational or social events. You can also take advantage of our energetic environment by holding your next meeting at one of our locations.

Why meet at COCO?

Inspirational Spaces

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Our members are doing the work of their dreams. So, we’ve selected and designed our spaces to be worthy of their ambitions. Stop by any of our COCO spaces.

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Energy to Spare

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Our spaces are overflowing with the energy of dreamers and doers. So, forget the hotel conference room – COCO is the kind environment where you and your colleagues can do your best thinking. See what it takes to become a member.

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Innovation-Friendly Rooms

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We believe in the power of collaboration and visual thinking, so at COCO you’re never far from a whiteboard or a flat-panel display. Want to book your next meeting at COCO? Let us know how we can help.

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Cool Events Coming Soon

SCORE Business Coaching at COCO - December

Thursday, December 8, 2016

11:00am—1:00pm

St. Paul SCORE and COCO have teamed up to provide free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business. Select a 30-minute time slot to meet with a SCORE coach in-person at COCO. SCORE coaches deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice based on the current needs of your business. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, coaches can help you open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.

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The Pros and Cons of Coworking and Collaborative Work Environments

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

12:00pm—1:00pm

You’ve heard of coworking. You’ve seen articles on open office spaces. Maybe you’ve even visited one.

But does it make sense for you and what you’re trying to accomplish? What do you need to know going into it? If you decide to go in that direction, how can you get the most out of it?

Come to this lunch n’ learn to hear the unvarnished truth from people who have worked and built businesses at coworking spaces and aren’t afraid to tell you what they like, and what they don’t.

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Sales Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday, December 15, 2016

11:30am—1:00pm

This hands-on workshop is designed to create a sales plan for your business that is practical, realistic, and can be executed. Too many entrepreneurs make the same mistakes; not having a strategy for finding customers and under-estimating the time and cost to sell to and market your business. You will learn strategies that can be implemented right away and get started on building your business.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Writing a Sales Plan for your business
  2. Finding customers; research and preparation
  3. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools; why using a database matters
  4. Defining your value proposition; using testimonials effectively
  5. The sales call; strategies for success

About the instructor:

Mary Jacobs, MA, Director of Center for Sales Innovation at St. Catherine University
Mary also teaches at St. Kate’s on the topics of Sales, Social Entrepreneurship, and Ethics in selling. Mary is Founder of the Women’s Excelerator and has worked with women in mid-career transitioning from employee to entrepreneur. She is an experienced SCORE mentor and workshop facilitator and has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs in many stages f their business from writing their Business Plan to the development of sales and marketing strategies. As a sales leader working at Northwest Airlines and Deluxe, she has worked with employees to develop sales and business acumen. She has worked with executives at Fortune 500 companies and start-ups just learning about building a business. Her passion is working with women in business and developing strategy for sustainability.

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SCORE Business Coaching at COCO - January

Thursday, January 12, 2017

11:00am—1:00pm

St. Paul SCORE and COCO have teamed up to provide free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business. Select a 30-minute time slot to meet with a SCORE coach in-person at COCO. SCORE coaches deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice based on the current needs of your business. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, coaches can help you open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.

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