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Catherine Costa | Elance
 
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Catherine Costa

Startup and small business expert.
   United States
  |   Arlington, Virginia

Overview

I specialize in working with first-time business owners who don't necessarily have a business education and I give them the tools they need to build a thriving business. I help newbie entrepreneurs avoid all of the usual pitfalls so that they can successfully plan, raise money for, and launch their new ventures.

If you need to write a business or marketing plan, create pro forma financials, develop a pitch and raise money from investors, create a shareholder or partnership agreement, choose a business entity, or just don't know where to...

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Business Plan Writing
Pro Forma Financials
Pitch Deck Evaluation
Marketing Strategy Development
Startups

Employment

Venture Catalyst Consulting
Founder
2011 - Present
The Venture Catalyst Consulting Group is a small management consulting firm that specializes in helping startups and other small businesses reach their full potential through its strategic planning...
MBDA Business Center
Business Consultant
2011 - 2013
The MBDA Business Center is a non-profit organization, funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency, that provides strategic management consulting services to...
Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Lead
2010 - 2011
The Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a non-profit organization housed within the Howard University School of Business and dedicated to providing the skills, tools, and education...
Small Enterprise Growth Fund
Summer Associate
2010 - 2010
The SEGF is a professionally-managed venture capital fund that invests in companies which demonstrate a potential for both high growth and public benefit. Performed due diligence on potential...

Education

Howard University School of Business
Master of Business Administration
2009 - 2011
Mount Holyoke College
Bachelor of Arts
2003 - 2007
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