Name Your Startup is here to help you make a smart choice in naming your startup business, or your new product or service. We can also help you to rebrand your existing business, so it can compete better online. The information we will provide to you on this website is free. We share our knowledge and experience so you can be a more successful business online. We ask that you pay this benefit forward by sharing what you learn with others who might find this website a beneficial resource.
If needed, we also offer our professional services to help with select a powerful brand name, acquiring a domain name, or acquiring a social media name. For information on our fee based services, visit OUR SERVICES page.
WHO WE ARE
Cate Colgan – Founder – Cate is an Internet Entrepreneur with a passion to live life to the fullest, while she blazes her own path. From her background in real estate, she was quick to recognize that domain names are like real estate in the virtual world. She has launched numerous web based businesses, and shown a true penchant for online video. Known widely as Cate from Cate.TV, she has connected with many new online startups, as well as industry leaders, to get a firm handle on what works and does not work in branding an online business.
Victor H. Pitts – Co Founder – Victor was early adapter to the Internet, having first launched a website development company in 1994. His clients included such well known people as Jack Nicklaus (golfer), Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal (legendary sports handicapper), and corporations such as Dole, Bell South, and Florida Power & Light. With a website development resume serving more than 400 online businesses, Victor has gained valuable insight into the challenges faced by startup businesses.
Around 2004, Victor joined forces with a company called Moniker, a domain registrar. His role as Vice President of Sales connected him with a new world of online entrepreneurs who built small empires of affiliate websites, lead generation websites, and many other high traffic volume networks using domain names. Recognizing the impact of the domain name in search engine algorithms was eye opening for those businesses with limited marketing dollars and need for lots of web traffic. It had become clear that not all domain names had the same value, regardless of the registration fees.
Victor has spoken on the topic of domains and Internet business at a wide variety of conferences around the world. He hosted or co-hosted over 250 episodes of an online podcast show called Domain Masters from 2006-2011, whereby he interviewed online entrepreneurs, search engine marketing companies, marketing companies, intellectual property attorneys, and domain industry companies.
Victor and Cate have now combined forces to help new business maximize their probability of success, as it pertains to choosing a name for the business, their domain name, and social media handles.