AvatarKateri Kosta

Kateri Kosta

Managing Editor

Kateri is a leader in innovative brand and content marketing. She’s committed to putting the best words in the right order to deliver high quality, discoverable, and useful tools and resources at scale. She enjoys exploring the intersection of tech, words, and the people to who drive small business culture.

Recent Articles Published by Kateri Kosta

planning

Celebrate National Write a Business Plan Month in December

Did you know that December is National Write a Business Plan Month? It’s not too late to cross writing your business plan off your list before the new year! Read more »

starting

Crowdspring’s Free New Ebook: Advice for Starting a New Business

Our friends at crowdspring teamed up with Swyft Filings and Trademark Engine to bring Bplans' readers a free, 95-page eBook filled with actionable insights and advice, based on their collective decades in business.  Read more »

planning

Free Clothing Retail Sample Business Plan

A retail clothing sample business plan gives you a snapshot of how another shop structured their business plan. Download this free business plan example. Read more »

planning

8 Reasons Having a Business Plan Is Important for Small Businesses + VIDEO

The importance of having a business plan and reviewing it regularly goes far beyond simple planning and goal-setting. The key is to just get started. It’s really not as hard as you might think! It doesn’t have to be a formal business plan that’s 200 pages long—or even 20—and you don’t need to spend months on it.  Read more »

starting

4 Quotes From Successful Small Business Founders

Are you ready to start your business this year? Sometimes it can help to hear from small business founders who were able to breathe life into their business idea and make it go. Read more »

starting

Measure Like Tesla: A Fresh Take on Stale Business Metrics

Are you measuring your chances for success against outdated business metrics? Here's what entrepreneurs can learn about growth potential from Tesla. Read more »

starting

Should You Launch a Business in 2017? A Look at Economic Trends

Is 2017 the right time to start a business? If you're planning on starting a business this year, here's what the current economic trends indicate. Read more »

managing

How Founders Can Become Better Leaders

You may have a great business idea, but are you ready to be a great leader? Here's how you can improve your leadership skills, and run your startup better. Read more »