Testimony from Susan Reingold: Jackie B. Peterson is fiercely intelligent, fast-thinking

Susan Reingold, of Gallery Reingold, on why she recommends working with Jackie B. Peterson: “She’s skilled at evolving one’s business.” Jackie Babicky Petersen is a rare find. Fiercely intelligent, she’s a fast-thinking, creative problem solver who is a master of not just listening but synthesizing; she’s skilled at evolving one’s understanding of business scenarios with Read More …

William Cohen launches Cohen Caregiving Support with Jackie’s help

After helping his mother who had Alzheimer’s, William Cohen wanted to help others going through the same thing. Jackie’s insight and expertise helped him with his business. Name of Business: Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants LLC Years in Business: 5th Year What the business does: Provides family caregivers with a person living with dementia advice, support, Read More …

Preparing for your second act or continuing your first career and fighting ageism all the way

Preparing for your second act or continuing your first career and fighting ageism all the way By Michelle Walch Ageism is the last -ism to eradicate. It hurts people of all ages, young and old, by preventing them from living their full lives.  Most -isms are used as a way to conveniently make excuses to Read More …

Colleen Bourassa, owner of Ageless Beauty & Wellness says there is no expiration date on your ability to contribute.

Aging gracefully, the importance of planning what you do when you retire, and other tips by Colleen Bourassa Colleen credits Jackie with good questions to ask before starting a venture. Name of Business: Ageless Beauty & Wellness Years in business: 11 years What the business does: I am 68 years old and I want women Read More …

Interview with Masaki Fujimoto: Back in Japan, and reflecting on his Portland experience working at the Encorepreneur Cafe.

Looking for a different career, Masaki Fujimoto happened across a gerontology class at Portland Community College.  It was a good move. Before working for the Encorepreneur Cafe you worked as an editor.  Can you talk a little bit about what you were doing pre-Encorepreneur Cafe (EPC)? How did you get interested in working with seniors? Read More …

Interview with The Encorepreneur Cafe’s Erin Schmith: Enjoying an opportunity to work with retirees in a cross-cultural setting

Working for a small team that is responsive to the community it serves appeals to Erin Schmith of The Encoreprenuer Cafe.   What were you doing prior to working at The Encorepreneur Cafe? I had just graduated with my Master’s in Arts Management from the University of Oregon the year I started at the Cafe. Read More …

Alyssa Gasca was planning to step back from her business in 2020. Then came the pandemic and social unrest. Read how she has handled different challenges.

Alyssa Gasca, owner of Spark Executive Solutions, was planning to take a break in 2020, then came COVID-19 and social unrest. Read how she navigates through it. In 2019, after 13 years of running her business, Alyssa Gasca was burnt out. She got everything in place so she would spend less time working and more Read More …

How is your Solo Business Surviving 2020? A few owners chime in.

2020 has been quite a year.  It’s been tough on many people who are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, fires, and social unrest.  How have solo businesses been fairing?  We reached out to a few Better, Smarter, Richer alumni, and ask how they are doing. Artist Susan Currington Thanks for reaching out and sending you Read More …

Mariah Hurlburt Financial Advisor: Enjoys the relationships with the clients

Helping people learn about money, and empowering them, is why Mariah Hurlburt likes her work. Name of business: Mariah Hurlburt, Financial Representative New York Life Insurance Company What the business does: Retirement Planning, Income Planning & Long term Care Planning Years in business:  I have been in business for 2 years, but New York Life Read More …

Jackie’s advice helps Martha Hull’s Cute and Deadly Art business grow

Martha Hull adapts and overcomes to grow Cute and Deadly Art Name of Business:  Martha Hull, LLC.  I go by Martha Hull’s Cute and Deadly Art, I run under the umbrella of an LLC. Years in Business: 9 What the Business does:  I draw and paint cute and deadly art, then I reproduce it and Read More …