Applications for CO.STARTERS being accepted

THATCHER – Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center announced it is now accepting applications for its CO.STARTERS program.

CO.STARTERS is a business development program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business.

Applicants should be:
l Aspiring entrepreneurs with a specific idea to explore

l Business owners who have been open less than one year

l Established businesses looking to launch a new product or service.

All applicants will be evaluated for final acceptance into the program.  Spots are limited but qualified applicants will receive a full-tuition scholarship ($375 value) thanks to sponsorships by the USDA, Freeport-McMoRan, and The United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties.  Each participant will receive a comprehensive program binder to use during the course, along with access to online resources and a network of small business owners throughout the nation.

Classes will start Jan. 19 and run for 10 Tuesdays through March. Class time will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The live and interactive Zoom classes will be facilitated by EAC SBDC Director, Kevin Peck, and other community members.

Those interested must apply no later than Jan. 12 by visiting

For questions contact the EAC SBDC at 928 428-8590.