Oct
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

#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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Nov
7
8:00am 8:00am

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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Nov
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Dec
14
11:45am11:45am

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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Jan
9
8:00am 8:00am

The Most Important Questions

The Common Quest is about building a worthwhile business – one that fits with who you are and adds to your life. In this session, we will be taking a step back to look at the most important questions for each of us in our business and professional lives.

Come to share, hang out, and learn. We look forward to having you join us!  

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Jan
30
11:45am11:45am

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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Feb
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Mar
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Software Tools to Help Save You 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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