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Meet Marisa Cotton of Your Star Power Solutions in South Bay Area

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marisa Cotton.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My father was an Entrepreneur in the skill of Heating and Air System, as well as an accountant. He taught me life and survival skills. He also taught me how to survive in Corporate America, as a woman, but more importantly, as a black woman. He prepared me for life.

I started in Business operations and Consulting in 2003, after assisting the Department of Homeland Security with the set up of a new airport entity and operation after 9/11. Because of this position, I continued my schooling to support my new passion. Since then, I have worked with several Public, Private, and Non-Profit Organizations in the fields of Business Consulting, Human Resources, Systems Management, Strategic Operations, Business Strategies, and Recruitment.

I received a Bachelor’s in Public Administration, concentrating in Administrative Management then went on to receive a Masters in Public Administration concentrating in Employer Relations from Cal State Long Beach. A few years later, I received my 2nd Masters in Business concentrating in Finance from UCLA. I’m also a licensed Tax Preparer and certified Credit Counselor.

I started Business Consulting on the side of my 9 to 5 in 2012. Since then, I have started my own business, Your Star Power Solutions, LLC.

Has it been a smooth road?
Smooth road, Ha! Have you heard the quote by Woody Allen? “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Of course like any entrepreneur, I had things mapped out. But God had other plans along the way. He actually put more on my plate then I thought I could handle. He put lessons in my path, roadblocks of loss opportunities along the way, but from every “No”, I took that lesson and plotted my next steps to a yes.

In 2016, I lost my father and I kind of lost my direction and passion. After a brief hiatus, I was back in action, and I came harder than before. Since the loss of my father, I’ve also had to adjust to being an Entrepreneur in terms of family management. I married my husband in 2016, had my daughter in 2017, and another daughter this year in February. Being a Wife and Mom has definitely changed my entrepreneurial journey. I now have two little ones to push even harder for. I’m creating an Empire for my little girls.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I own, Your Star Power Solutions, LLC. We are a full-cycle Business Consulting firm, specializing in Business start-ups and incorporations. We help you build a credible business in 30 days or less. From Business idea to Launch, including establishing business credit. We also assist with building and restructuring your business as well. We are the Biz Set-Up Guru’s for all US States and jurisdictions.

I am most proud of the opportunity to help others grow in their entrepreneurial journey and to share my journey and expertise with others.

What sets me apart from others is that I teach entrepreneurs how to build a business with credibility from the ground up. I teach them the ropes and essentials of building a business before they get into all the sexy cute stuff. Without a solid foundation, your business has nothing strong to stand on. I teach my clients how to build a strong foundation for their business. Not just an EIN and a DBA. I teach how to truly incorporate and set up your business and set yourself up for business credit and credibility.

In addition to Your Star Power Solutions, LLC, I also own Valuable Tax and Credit Solutions, specializing in Taxes (Business and Personal) and Credit Restoration solutions. I also run a Non-Profit, Valuable Life Skills. We specializing in educating teens and adults in navigating. Our goal at Valuable Life Skills is to teach teens and young adults life skills that are needed in everyday life such as money management, resume building and interviewing, career building, balancing a checkbook, the importance of credit, buying a car or house, and much more.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I feel with the recent pandemic, many people have turned to look for ways to make their skills work for them, especially with the widespread unemployment rates and reduced hours. Any city is a great city to start a business, however, Los Angeles is definitely one of the top places to start a business. There is so much opportunity in so many areas from retail to services.

If someone was starting out in business, I think Los Angeles is a great place to start. You can showcase your art, your skills, and your services to a wide range of people in diverse cultures, backgrounds, and walks of life. With the current pandemic, online marketing has been on a consistent rise, as a way to reach customers.

Pricing:

  • New Business Set-Up Consultations start at – $40
  • Business Structure & Set-up Review Consultation – $75
  • Business Credit Training Introduction 101 via Phone – $85

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