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How to Divide Equity Between Co-Founders in a Startup
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- THERE IS AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS VIDEO AVAILABLE AT: https://youtu.be/JSd46QJSSi4
Views: 36065 Cate Costa
How to Create a Strategic Plan for Your Startup or Small Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- What a strategic plan for a small business or startup should include and how to write one. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/elements-good-strategic-plan-startup-small-business/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step. Need personalized help? Make an appointment http://goo.gl/sr4M7b. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 11103 Cate Costa
5 Minute Finance Lesson: Financial Statement Basics
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video is a brief tutorial on the basics of the 3 main financial statements: the balance sheet, statement of cash flows, and income statement. It provides a bare bones description of each of the 3 statements for those without a business or accounting background. CHECK OUT THE UPDATED VERSION OF THIS VIDEO AT http://www.catecosta.com/5-minute-finance-lesson-financial-statement-basics/ Please note that the 3 financial statements used in the video should be considered separate examples and do not match up to one another.
Views: 209268 Cate Costa
Evaluating Product Lines Using the BCG Matrix
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video gives a brief description of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix method of analyzing various product lines within a business.
Views: 64733 Cate Costa
Using Porter's 5 Forces to Analyze Your Industry
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- When building a strategic plan, entrepreneurs must understand their industry and their competition. One way of analyzing these is through Porter's 5 Forces. Here's how it's done. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/using-porters-5-forces-model-to-analyze-your-startups-or-small-business-industry/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 43119 Cate Costa
What Should Be in a Shareholder or Partnership Agreement
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Partnership or shareholder agreements form the foundation for the business relationship and can be life-savers if things go south later in the relationship. Here's what they should include. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/shareholders-partnership-agreement/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com and let me help you take the first step. You can also find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cate_costa, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cate.l.costa, and Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CateCosta/posts. Need personalized help? Make an appointment http://goo.gl/sr4M7b. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 5693 Cate Costa
The Basics of Cash Flow Analysis
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Learn the basics of cash flow analysis to maintain healthy finances at your small business or startup. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/basics-cash-flow-analysis-startups-small-businesses/ If you'd like to purchase the ebook I mentioned, you can do so here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMMO7M6 If you'd like to check out the other cash flow video I mentioned you can find it here: http://youtu.be/aoyLRd2QyXs Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com to learn how to build your business so you can live your dream. You can also find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cate_costa, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cate.l.costa, and Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CateCosta/posts. Need personalized help? Make an appointment [https://www.popexpert.com/experts/da2ac5ed-bca2-4961-b2e7-16591a39d9f4?utm_campaign=meet_me_button&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=expert]. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 53775 Cate Costa
Choosing Your Legal Business Type
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video discusses the pros and cons of different business types including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.
Views: 8001 Cate Costa
Analyzing Your Startup or Small Business with SWOT Analysis
 
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SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats How to use SWOT analysis to improve your startup's or small business' strategy. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/analyzing-your-startup-or-small-business-using-swot/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "Why You Should Focus on Tax Optimization, Not Tax Minimization" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP7PaX38rk0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 16483 Cate Costa
How to Register Your New Company with the State
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- How To: Company Registration. Unless you're going to operate as a sole proprietorship, you need to register your new company before you can begin doing business. This video explains how to register your company and walks you through an example.
Views: 3012 Cate Costa
Understanding What Investors Mean by Scalable Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- What investors mean when they talk about scalable businesses and why you may have to do some very unscalable things to build a scalable business. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/investors-mean-scalable-business/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 2228 Cate Costa
How to Get an EIN and State Tax ID Number
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- How to get tax ID numbers for your company. In order to hire employees or open a bank account your business will need both an EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS and a state tax ID number from your state. This video explains how to get both.
Views: 35281 Cate Costa
Using Porter's 5 Forces to Analyze Your Small Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video explains the basic concept behind Michael Porter's 5 Forces model. * This model doesn't really address government regulation, so when I give the example of the power company's buyers having zero bargaining power I am disregarding the influence of government regulation. * In the example about the price of cotton cloth, I assume that there has not been a macro-economic issue affecting the global price of cotton.
Views: 53798 Cate Costa
Understanding Top Down vs  Bottom Up Forecasting
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Many new entrepreneurs do themselves a disservice by only utilizing top down calculations when planning their business' launch and growth. Learn to understand the difference between top down and bottom up calculations so that you can improve your chances of creating projections that are valuable and will help lead you to success. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/?p=2317&preview=true Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 6581 Cate Costa
Tips for Creating Pro Forma Financial Statements for Your Startup or Small Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video gives tips for creating solid pro forma financial statements for strategic planning and raising funds for your startup or other small business.
Views: 31827 Cate Costa
Tips for Choosing a Name for Your Startup or Small Business
 
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THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN UPDATED. WATCH THE NEW VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/Madq0aES5XU
Views: 46822 Cate Costa
How to Conduct Competitive Intelligence at Your Startup or Small Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Why competitive intelligence is important for any startup or small business and how you can conduct it inexpensively and ethically. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/conduct-competitive-intelligence-ethically-inexpensively/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step. Need personalized help? Make an appointment http://goo.gl/sr4M7b. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 2256 Cate Costa
Tips for Pitching Your Startup or Small Business to Investors
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- A few tips to help entrepreneurs prepare to pitch their startups or small businesses to investors in exchange for equity. www.CateCosta.com
Views: 2630 Cate Costa
Funding Sources Available for Startups and Small Businesses
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- A brief overview of the various funding sources entrepreneurs can use to finance their startups and small businesses. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/brief-guide-to-startup-and-small-business-funding-sources/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 7067 Cate Costa
How to Make the Most of a Meeting with a Mentor or Consultant
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Nobody knows everything, so entrepreneurs should turn to consultants or mentors for help building their startups or small businesses. Here's how to make sure you get the most out of every meeting you have with one. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/how-entrepreneurs-can-make-the-most-of-meetings-with-mentors-and-consultants/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 1741 Cate Costa
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Learn the basic components that go into a business plan for a startup or small business. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/the-basics-of-writing-a-business-plan/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 5111 Cate Costa
Overview of Liquidation Preference
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Brief explanation of liquidation preference in a venture capital investment term sheet. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/liquidation-preference-basics/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com to learn how to build your business so you can live your dream. You can also find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cate_costa, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cate.l.costa, and Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CateCosta/posts. Need personalized help? Make an appointment [https://www.popexpert.com/experts/da2ac5ed-bca2-4961-b2e7-16591a39d9f4?utm_campaign=meet_me_button&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=expert]. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 1628 Cate Costa
The Benefits of Bootstrapping Your Small Business or Startup
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Just a reminder to those entrepreneurs out there who will not go after venture capital funding - there are major benefits to bootstrapping your small business or startup. Be sure to compare the pros and cons of each type of financing and pursue the option that makes the most sense for your particular business. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/benefits-bootstrapping-small-business-startup/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com and let me help you take the first step. You can also find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cate_costa, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cate.l.costa, and Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CateCosta/posts. Need personalized help? Make an appointment http://goo.gl/sr4M7b. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 1335 Cate Costa
The Basics of Small Business Record Keeping
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Learn the basics of record keeping for your small business so you're in compliance with the law and not wasting time, energy, space, and cash holding onto records you don't need. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/basics-business-record-keeping/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com to learn how to build your business so you can live your dream. You can also find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cate_costa, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cate.l.costa, and Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CateCosta/posts. Need personalized help? Make an appointment http://goo.gl/sr4M7b. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 8719 Cate Costa
Tips for Splitting Equity Between Company Co-Founders
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/tips-for-dividing-equity-between-co-founders/ For more help launching or growing your business, visit www.CateCosta.com. ----- Learn what factors to consider when deciding how to divide up the equity between you and your co-founders in your startup.
Views: 809 Cate Costa
Strategies for Effective Local Marketing
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- In response to a question from +PredeKing, here are some tips for local marketing. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/3-options-inexpensive-local-marketing/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 1383 Cate Costa
The Importance of Separating Business and Personal Finances
 
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This video discusses why it's so important to keep your business and personal finances separate and gives tips for how to do so immediately. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "Why You Should Focus on Tax Optimization, Not Tax Minimization" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP7PaX38rk0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 1433 Cate Costa
Applying the 4 Ps of Marketing to Your Small Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video explains the 4 Ps of marketing and how to apply them to your small business.
Views: 9407 Cate Costa
How to Improve Small Business Cash Flow
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video provides tips for improving a small business' cash flow situation.
Views: 4040 Cate Costa
5 Minute Finance Lesson: Financial Statement Basics
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Every entrepreneur must have at least a basic understanding of their business' finances. Here's a quick overview of the three key financial statements. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/5-minute-finance-lesson-financial-statement-basics/ For more help launching or growing your business, visit www.CateCosta.com. For more info on each of the 3 financial statements: Income Statement - http://www.catecosta.com/income-statement-basics/ Statement of Cash Flows - http://www.catecosta.com/statement-of-cash-flow-basics/ Balance Sheet - http://www.catecosta.com/balance-sheet-basics/
Views: 2073 Cate Costa
The Only Two Ways to Grow Your Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Need additional help with your growth strategy? Check out the Business GPS program: http://www.catecosta.com/businessgps/ See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/the-only-two-ways-to-grow-your-business-bottom-line/ For more help launching or growing your business, visit www.CateCosta.com. Understanding how to narrow down your growth strategy so you can find success with your business.
Views: 445 Cate Costa
SWOT Analysis
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video gives a brief description of SWOT Analysis and how to use it to develop strategies for small business success.
Views: 72606 Cate Costa
How to Project Humility and Confidence When Giving a Business Pitch
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Investors want to support entrepreneurs who are both confident and humble. Here's how to showcase both humility and confidence when giving a pitch. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/in-praise-of-humble-confidence/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 475 Cate Costa
How Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Can Help You Market Your Small Business or Startup
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Learn what Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is and how it can help you improve your marketing for your startup or small business. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/maslows-hierarchy-needs-can-improve-marketing/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com to learn how to build your business so you can live your dream. You can also find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cate_costa, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cate.l.costa, and Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CateCosta/posts. Need personalized help? Make an appointment [https://www.popexpert.com/experts/da2ac5ed-bca2-4961-b2e7-16591a39d9f4?utm_campaign=meet_me_button&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=expert]. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 2525 Cate Costa
5 Minute Finance Lesson: Statement of Cash Flows
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- A brief overview of the statement of cash flows to help entrepreneurs understand their business finances. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/statement-of-cash-flow-basics/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 631 Cate Costa
Top Startup Mistakes: Messing Up Taxes
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Some of the top tax mistakes that new entrepreneurs make when filing for their startups or small businesses. See the full post here: LINK Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step. Need personalized help? Make an appointment http://goo.gl/sr4M7b. New clients get 50% off the first session.
Views: 550 Cate Costa
How to Create a Government Contracting Sales Strategy Using the Federal Procurement Data System
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- A major frustration for small businesses is figuring out who to talk to to win federal government contracting business. This video teaches you how to use FPDS to pinpoint agencies and individuals at those agencies to improve your chances of winning federal government contracts.
Views: 1849 Cate Costa
What to Do with the Dogs in Your BCG Matrix
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Once you've identified your stars, cash cows, question marks, and dogs; what should you do with the dogs? It's not always as simple as just dumping them all. Here's how to decide if those product lines should stay or go. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/what-to-do-with-the-dogs-in-your-bcg-matrix/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 938 Cate Costa
Top Mistakes Newbie Entrepreneurs Make on Financial Projections (So You Can Avoid Them)
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- A discussion of some of the most common mistakes new entrepreneurs make when creating pro forma financial statements for their startup or small business so that you can avoid them when creating your own financial projections. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/top-mistakes-newbie-entrepreneurs-make-on-financial-projections-so-you-can-avoid-them/ Build your business. Live your dream. www.CateCosta.com
Views: 3054 Cate Costa
Tips for Naming Your Business
 
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See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/tips-for-naming-your-business/ For more help launching or growing your business, visit www.CateCosta.com. This video is a remake of one of my most popular older videos and gives entrepreneurs some tips on how to choose a great name for their business.
Views: 710 Cate Costa
How to Manage Interns Working for Your Small Business or Startup
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- This video gives you some tips to effectively manage interns working for you at your small business or startup so that you get the most out of their tenure. For more information, please visit www.CateCosta.com.
Views: 601 Cate Costa
Using SMART Goals to Build Your Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Lackluster goal setting leaves entrepreneurs falling short of success. Here's how to set SMART goals. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/using-smart-goals-to-achieve-business-success/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 409 Cate Costa
How to Launch Your New Business Before You're Ready to Launch Your New Business
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Time is of the essence when you're launching a new startup or small business so it's important to get out there as soon as possible, but it's also important that you don't fully launch your new business before you're ready; so here's how to "launch" before you're actually ready to launch. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/how-to-launch-your-business-before-youre-ready-to-launch-your-business/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
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How Being a Frugal Entrepreneur vs. a Cheap Entrepreneur Affects Success
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Learn how to tell if your penny pinching may be hurting your startup or small business and how to change your habits if you're stunting your company's growth. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/the-difference-between-a-cheap-entrepreneur-and-a-frugal-entrepreneur/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step. Need personalized help? Make an appointment http://goo.gl/sr4M7b. New clients get 50% off the first session.
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How to Conduct Market Research for Free
 
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Many entrepreneurs fear conducting market research because they don't know where to begin without paying a market research firm a ton of money. This video tells you some of the best FREE sources for market research that you can use to help you make your marketing plan for your small business or startup. Read the complete post here: http://www.catecosta.com/conduct-market-research-free/ Build your business. Live your dream. www.CateCosta.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "Why You Should Focus on Tax Optimization, Not Tax Minimization" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP7PaX38rk0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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5 Minute Finance Lesson: Balance Sheet
 
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A brief overview of the balance sheet to help entrepreneurs understand their business finances. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/balance-sheet-basics/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "Why You Should Focus on Tax Optimization, Not Tax Minimization" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP7PaX38rk0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 1194 Cate Costa
Should You Crowdfund or Do a Pre-Sales Campaign?
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- Lots of people are enamored with the idea of crowdfunding campaigns as a great way of raising money for their businesses, however, is it always the best option for you? See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/how-to-decide-if-crowdfunding-is-right-for-you-and-your-business/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
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My All Time FAVORITE Productivity Tool
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- A quick description of the best free productivity tool out there: followupthen.com. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/how-to-use-follow-up-then-to-drastically-increase-your-productivity/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
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Why You Should Focus on Tax Optimization, Not Tax Minimization
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/a-psa-about-your-tax-minimization-strategy/ For more help launching or growing your business, visit www.CateCosta.com. Lots of entrepreneurs want to pay as little as legally possible in taxes, but that's not always the best strategy for you and your business.
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Using 5 Whys to Ensure Your Business Goals and Strategy Are Aligned
 
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Watch the latest from New Venture Mentor: "How to Beat Your Bigger Competitors in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OD44N7a6k --~-- If your goals and your strategy don't match up, you'll never get where you want to go. Sometimes, however, entrepreneurs aren't exactly clear on what their goals are so they need to get that figured out before they can succeed with their business. See the full post here: http://www.catecosta.com/how-to-understand-your-goals-so-you-can-build-the-business-you-want/ Are you an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who needs help turning your fabulous idea into a profit-generating startup or small business? Visit www.CateCosta.com for more tips to help you take the first step or check out one of my helpful eCourses: https://goo.gl/ohn5dq
Views: 290 Cate Costa