Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

How to Read and Understand Financial Statements

How to Read and Understand Financial Statements

To kick off the workshops, we are starting with one of the most requested: How to Read and Understand Financial Statements.

This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to sharpen their ability to quickly read, interpret, and apply financial information in their startup or business operations.

You’ll leave with a practical understanding of financial statements and useful tools to intuitively analyze and apply financial statements. 

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Software Tools to Help Save Entrepreneurs Time and Money

This week, we will highlight some of the best online services to help you streamline your business, from building your brand and paying your team to simplifying your administration and building a sales pipeline. Emphasis is on easy-to-use tools that will save you time & money and let you operate virtually / remotely.

You'll learn about 8-10 software tools we're using in our business and hear from others about what's working for them.

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Mar
16
11:45 AM11:45

March Office Hours: How to Build a Sales Funnel For Your Business

Topic for Open Office Hours in March: How to Build a Sales Funnel For Your Business

In March, The Common Quest team is upgrading the sales funnel for Orange River (our consulting business). You're invited to build your sales funnel along with us over the same period.

Join us on Fridays from 11:45 am to 12:30 in March for an informal working session to review progress, ask questions, and share best practices.

Join us online or in person. Space is limited.

Event is free but registration required.

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Mar
9
11:45 AM11:45

March Office Hours: How to Build a Sales Funnel For Your Business

Topic for Open Office Hours in March: How to Build a Sales Funnel For Your Business

In March, The Common Quest team is upgrading the sales funnel for Orange River (our consulting business). You're invited to build your sales funnel along with us over the same period.

Join us on Fridays from 11:45 am to 12:30 in March for an informal working session to review progress, ask questions, and share best practices.

Join us online or in person. Space is limited.

Event is free but registration required.

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Mar
2
11:45 AM11:45

March Office Hours: How to Build a Sales Funnel For Your Business

Topic for Open Office Hours in March: How to Build a Sales Funnel For Your Business

In March, The Common Quest team is upgrading the sales funnel for Orange River (our consulting business). You're invited to build your sales funnel along with us over the same period.

Join us on Fridays from 11:45 am to 12:30 in March for an informal working session to review progress, ask questions, and share best practices.

Join us online or in person. Space is limited.

Event is free but registration required.

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Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Resources for Entrepreneurs in Houston

We will give an overview of resources available to business owners and entrepreneurs in Houston. You’ll learn more about the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Houston and organizations to assist aspiring and current business owners. 
Our speakers will share the experiences and resources they have found helpful.

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Finding Customers: Building a Sales Funnel That Works

This week’s discussion is about how to build a high-value, repeatable process to find potential customers or members for your organization. You’ll learn about defining your potential customer, offering value at each point in the sales process, optimizing and simplifying your sales funnel, measuring results, and software solutions to help streamline the process.

The sales funnel is a simple concept you can apply quickly and effectively! 

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Jan
30
11:45 AM11:45

Understanding and Improving Your Profitability

In one sense, profitability is a straightforward concept: revenue minus costs. This week we’re sharing a few analytical tools you can use to dig a little deeper to understand (and improve) profitability in your business.

You’ll learn more about your drivers of profitability, how you can improve by firing (some) customers, and what matters more (price, fixed costs, or unit costs) for you.

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Dec
14
11:45 AM11:45

Funding Options: How to Fund your Business

This week we’re leading a dialogue on funding options to grow or start your business. We’ll be covering funding alternatives from a practical perspective, including the usual categories of debt & equity and looking at the often-overlooked power of your own cashflow.

We’ll recap options we, our clients, and other participants have used (crowdfunding, venture capital, angel, private equity, factoring, etc.).

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Mindset: Beating the Psychology of Fear and Anxiety

Ever been afraid? Us too! Today we’re exploring fear and how it affects us as leaders, business owners, or creators. 

We’ll be touching on topics such as: What is fear? Where does it come from? Do we avoid, manage, control, or overcome fear? How does fear help? Is fear an emotion or a mindset?

Join us for actionable insights for your journey. We’ll also be sharing resources we and other speakers have found useful.

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Networking Boot Camp by BizLatte

Welcome to the first installment of The Common Quest, an event and podcast series about building a worthwhile business. To kick everything off, we will be hosting a networking mixer at Headquarters in Houston’s East End. Come and meet the companies and entrepreneurs who call Headquarters home.

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Nov
7
8:00 AM08:00

Building Your Team: How to Hire Well

In any organization, building your team is one of your most important activities. This week we’re focusing on how to hire well, why the usual interview process is unproductive, and common mistakes to avoid. 

Our speaker will share his best practices and insights he developed during his experience of building strong teams. Come to learn about hiring people who understand your mission and contribute to a healthy, strong culture.

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

#StartHereNow: How to Find and Test Ideas to Start Your Business

This week, our guests are entrepreneurs who participated in the #StartHereNow women’s start-up weekend. They’ll share how they found their business ideas and what’s ahead on the path to testing their ideas and building their businesses. You’ll be surprised where inspiration strikes and to learn how often “finding the right idea” is a myth. 

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