• You are a Hero…And While You May be Flying Solo, You’re Not Alone | Free Small Business Course with Jackie

    Running a solo business can feel like a marathon

    Build strength for the marathon of running a solo business–join us at the next free BSR Symposium on Jan. 29th!


    A letter from Jackie:

    I recently read this article about the challenges of entrepreneurship (and, yes, its joys…but more about that later).

    [Y]ou have chosen the path less taken, the path less understood and the path most pockmarked with pain. Much of the time that path is a complete slog, and your job, on occasion, is simply to slog it out.

    Ouch. Sounds awful. And, for some of us, it might hit a little close to home. What’s especially painful about this article though is that it’s primarily geared towards traditional entrepreneurs—you know, the kind that lease a storefront and hire a bunch of employees. Now, that may not sound like much fun if you’re like me—a SOLO entrepreneur. You know who you are: Freelancers. Independent contractors. Artists. Home-based businesses. And while we may not want to mess with all that brick and mortar, the reality is that starting a traditional business has a built-in benefit: other people.

    The entrepreneurial path can be especially difficult for solos. The traditional business wisdom that’s out there doesn’t apply to you, and because YOU ARE THE BUSINESS it can sometimes feel like you’re alone in the world. Like no one else gets it. Like you can’t turn to anybody.

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  • Upcoming events!

    Happy Friday everyone! We hope you’re all set to enjoy your weekend—but if you’re already looking forward to next week, we wanted to let you know about two exciting events.

    Free Symposium at the PCC CLIMB Center

    On Tuesday April 9th, Jackie will be presenting a FREE Better Smarter Richer symposium at the Portland Community College CLIMB Center for Advancement. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn about the seven principles, connect with like-minded solos…and get a great deal on Better, Smarter, Richer: Seven Business Principles for Solo and Creative Entrepreneurs (on the off-chance that you don’t already have it!) We hope you’ll join us from 6-9 p.m. at 1626 SE Water Ave. in Portland.

    Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon

    And THEN, on Wednesday the 10th, Jackie will be giving her famous “How to Charge What You’re Worth” presentation for the Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon Connect and Grow Networking Dinner. Many small businesses are not financially successful because they do not charge enough money. Small businesses are price-driven, not volume-driven, so they have to charge enough for their work. Participants will come away with an understanding of the facts of pricing, as well as various ways that pricing can be calculated, and will also learn how to approach the fear of raising prices. Enjoy time to network with like-minded business women and a “First Taste of Spring” menu with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Click here to get more information and register!

  • Brand new Better, Smarter, Richer online course!

    As a solo, encore, or creative entrepreneur – writer, photographer, web designer, financial planner, artist, or massage therapist – YOU are the business. That’s why traditional business advice won’t work for you.

    Jackie B. Peterson, a creative thinker and solopreneur herself, saw the need for a new kind of business advice, so she wrote a book to help solos achieve their dreams (check out the free ebook!)  But she wanted to be able to offer solos even more support, and today we are thrilled to announce that we have just launched a brand new online course to help you become Better, Smarter, and Richer!  Take a look.

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  • Legacy Letters Workshop

    Leave a Legacy Letter for those you love.

    We are excited to announce the next workshop. Linda Ross Swanson will be presenting Legacy Letter Writing,Creating the gift of you.  Linda is a certified grief counselor and the author of Wisdom Under the Bridge: The Prophets from Skid Row.

    So what is a Legacy Letter?  A Legacy Letter is an encapsulation of the wisdom you have acquired throughout this life.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to leave a legacy for generations to come that expressed what life has meant to you so far; what you’ve learned from adversity; how you have navigated the tough times; what you value, believe and bless, plus much more? Linda will teach us that this priceless and timeless legacy letter is less daunting and easier to put together than a memoir.  >>Read more…

  • 7 Reasons to Join the Better, Smarter, Richer Study Group for Solopreneurs

    Our Better, Smarter, Richer Study Group could be defined as:  A highly intelligent group which plans and directs a complex or difficult project.  This Better, Smarter, Richer study group is a focused group of solopreneurs and creative entrepreneurs that are serious about taking their business to the next level: professionally, financially and globally. 

    Mastermind Group

    Here are Seven Reasons to Join the Better, Smarter, Richer Study Group

    Joining a study group is a commitment to making changes in yourself and in your business that will lead to growth, personally and financially. >>Read more…