Life Lessons from the Humble Waterbug | The Perfect Entrepreneur Business Model for Solos

If you’ve ever been to one of my classes, study groups, or symposiums, you’ll have heard me talk about my favorite insect: the waterbug. If you haven’t, you might wonder what the world a bug can teach a solopreneur. Well let me tell you: a whole lot. The waterbug came to me in a burst Read More …

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

  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 Read More …

Predicting the Social Entrepreneurship Education Trends of Tomorrow by Guest Contributor, Impact Entrepreneurs

A note from Jackie: I was delighted to have Cindy Cooper of Portland State University’s Impact Entrepreneur program on one of my recent BSR Broadcasts. She and her team at Impact Entrepreneurs will be providing a series of guest posts over the coming weeks, and I am so grateful to be able to feature some Read More …

A Tip from Jackie: Plan Your Cash Flow

“Plan your cash flow.” What do I mean by that? Planning your cash flow means that you have a budget for your personal life and personal expenses, and you have a budget for your business and business expenses. You know how much money you must bring in every month. And you make plans to have Read More …

BSR Broadcasts | Getting Laid Off: Disaster or Path to Nirvana? Joshua Waldman of Career Enlightenment

A lot of us solo and encore entrepreneurs have stories about the Great Recession. Countless new BSR clients have started their first session with the words “Well, everything was going just fine until 2008 hit…” And Joshua Waldman has a 2008 story too: “When I was laid off two times in six months back in 2008, Read More …

Teaching Resilience for an Entrepreneurial Workforce by Guest Blogger Amy Schulz

A note from Jackie: A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of chatting with Amy Schulz of the New World of Work. Amy believes that entrepreneurial education is the core of future workforce development, and she is truly on the cutting edge of this new movement. In this wonderful piece she explores why resilience is so Read More …