Co.Starters is a nationally-recognized entrepreneurship program designed to help people explore, test, and build their small business ideas into a profitable reality. Each week, Do North Coworking’s Co.Starters Speaker Series invites guest speakers to discuss their personal experiences with a relevant topic. The public is invited to attend these free weekly events to hear local experts speak and participate in a short Q&A, while also meeting and supporting the professional journey of the entrepreneurs of the Co.Starters cohort. 

Ben Warstler is a former owner of Fortitude Fitness Systems (Ben's Bootcamps) with locations in Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury, and Derby. Over 12 years, he grew his business from nothing up to a client base of 300. He established his gyms as one of the top facilities in the state, winning numerous awards for 'top gym' and 'best personal trainer'. Among his many accolades are becoming a New York Times Best Selling Author and being named one of the country’s top 100 Fitness Entrepreneurs.

Ben will be discussing the importance of creativity in growing your business, especially in a rural area. Thinking outside the box and looking outside your business field is vitally important to success. Growing a community of raving fans will create an endless referral base. Discover how to create a community of followers who will create a huge demand for what you have to offer in your business.