Solo Business Stories: How the Waterbug Model benefits David Galiel’s Elbowfish Board Game Business

What are the benefits of the Waterbug Business Model?  David Galiel of Elbowfish Board Games has first hand knowledge. Name of Business: Elbowfish Years in business: 4 What the business does: Design, develop and publish board games that make you think. What was the path that led to your business? I have a long entrepreneurial Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Not wanting to retire, Suzanne VanSlyke found a fullfilling second act helping seniors.

Suzanne VanSlyke saw a need to help seniors.  She realizes that starting a second career is exciting, creative and stimulating.  And working with Jackie is “dynamic.”   Name of Business: Support for Seniors in Transition How long is business:  April 1, 2018. What business your business do?  Case management, patient advocacy, crisis management. Can you elaborate? Read More …

Solo Business Stories: People-centered Corona Consulting improved messaging after taking Jackie’s class

How do you create a strong message about your business? Kerri and Jill know they have a solid consulting business.  Jackie helped strengthen their message. We talk with Kerri about their experience. Name of Business: Corona Consulting, LLC Years in Business: “We launched our business in February, 2016, so we have now been in business Read More …

Solo Business Stories: What is important to a solo website business? Jamie Lawson shares what she learned from Jackie.

Jamie Lawson had been building websites for many years.  When she lost her job in 2016, she decided to try something new: going into business for herself. Jackie’s class helped. Name of Business:  Sailbourne Web Services Years in Business: 5 What the Business does: I build and rebuild websites to dynamically represent small businesses and Read More …

Solo Business Stories: How a patient changed Dave Ebaugh’s practice, and Better, Smarter, Richer improved it

Solo Business Stories: Dave Ebaugh’s Transformation into the Next Level in His Counseling Business Dave Ebaugh is a mental health therapist who has been in private practice for over 15 years. Dave established Break Free Counseling in 2011 and practices in both a Northwest and Southeast Portland location where he is the sole therapist. He Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Anita Havemann wanted to do financial consulting for years. When the time was right, she worked with Jackie.

How Anita Havemann’s financial consulting business launched. Name of Business:  Lean Advantage, LLC. How many years in business?  Just had my 1-year anniversary. What does the business do? Help finance teams with Business Process Improvement using lean concepts and provides interim Controller services. What led you to do this business?  “I’ve wanted to do consulting for Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Quoin Design was trying to find its footing. Then they worked with Jackie and made discoveries.

Quoin Design was trying to figure out what its brand was.  Jackie helped narrow that down. Name of Business: Quoin Design, owned by Joshua and Qiana Rickabaugh Rich.  Name meaning: “It is an architecture term for corner,” according to Joshua.  “It is also hard ware that holds letters in place in typesetting.  And, it is close Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Why David Kavanaugh’s vision is important for musicians

David Kavanaugh saw a need in the music community.  He found an innovative way to do this with the Musicians’ Club of Oregon. Name of Business: Musicians’ Club of Oregon The Path that Led to the Business Formation: Where could musicians go to meet other musicians?  Where could they practice in a dress rehearsalp-like setting?  If Read More …

Solo Business Story: Patty Bennett’s Thriving at Home aging in place business is thriving

Thriving at Home LLC fulfills service gaps needed by older adults.  And Patty Bennett credits Jackie B. Peterson’s Unique Value Proposition technique with strengthening her business message. The path that led Patty to establish Thriving at Home LLC: “In 2005, when my children were in school all day, I decided to head out and get Read More …

How a layoff and being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis results in Chris Pero founding perodesign art & framing.

Chris Pero has been an artist and framing art since childhood, and started framing professionally when she was in college. Solo Business Stories: Chris Pero Design art installations transform corporate settings October 28, 2017 Chris Pero of Pero Designs at her art installation at Daimler Trucks. Business name and what it does:  Chris Pero Design Read More …