The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center has announced that applications are now being accepted for its next CO.STARTERS class. The nine-week business development program helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business. Throughout the business model discovery process, participants identify and test business assumptions through customer interactions, develop a functioning business model, learn valuable management and marketing skills, and receive constructive feedback from advisor, peers, and former grads. At the end, participants should have the tools, framework, and momentum to make their vision a reality. The program begins January 17 and runs every Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. through March 14. Cost is $250 per person. Click here to register.