The updated program teaches building a brand, writing a business plan, picking a suitable location, and more. Students get access to a roadmap with step-by-step guides to turning a dream business into a brick-and-mortar establishment.

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The program was initiated to provide prospective ecopreneurs, who have little to no business background, with actionable steps to open up a successful zero-waste store. Based on Scoop Marketplace creator Stephanie Lentz’s start-up journey, the workshop takes the guesswork out of the learning process. Students can benefit from tools and resources compiled from hundreds of hours of research, coaching, and Stephanie’s personal experiences.

The Zero to Zero Waste Hero online course is easily digestible and offers useful checklists, systems, and templates to help students realize their plans. Visit for more details.

The program starts by coaching students to keep the end goal in mind–to build the store of their dreams. This essential first step helps lay out the details of the business and the role that owners want to play. They will be guided through the steps in designing a brand from picking a company name, designing logos, and building brand awareness through social media.

One of the curriculum’s highlights is writing a business plan. It is taught through bite-sized tasks so as not to overwhelm novices. It includes a guide to choosing an appropriate business structure, marketing plan templates, financial workbooks, and simple business expense tracking tools.

Students will learn the value of picking the right store location. Not only will this significantly boost the business’ long-term performance, but it also dictates real estate costs, taxes, and regulations.

Furthermore, the program offers tips on creating community connections, finding investors, and searching for vendors and suppliers. It also provides steps on recruiting, training and paying employees.

According to a satisfied student, “Taking the Zero to Zero Waste Hero course not only walked me through the steps of how to make my vision a reality but more importantly it helped me solidify my desire to make an impact in my community. Every day that goes by I can feel my passion grow and know that I am exactly where I need to be.”

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