Small Business Builders Testimony: “The class has been helpful in exposing me to various considerations when starting a business.”

Small Business Builders Testimony: Bryan Cargill benefits from new ideas. I co-taught the Small Business Builders class with Kim Allchurch-Flick.  Bryan Cargill gave us some nice testimony: “This class has been instrumental in showcasing the different considerations that go into running a business. During our 12-week class learned techniques for finding clients, and meeting expectations. Read More …

UPDATE: Oregon Unemployment Benefits tutorial and AARP information, CARES, Pamplin grant, PPP, more

Oregon Unemployment Benefits and AARP information and more. Questions about the State of Oregon Unemployment Benefits?  Watch this tutorial. Here is a webinar on how solo businesses may qualify for unemployment. Freelancers and solos have never before been able to apply for unemployment. This tutorial is worth taking, it is very clear. State of Oregon Read More …

Free online tools, ideas help small business get through COVID19 crisis

Trying to figure out how to get through these trying times?  Many companies have stepped up to offer free online tools and ideas to help small businesses get through the COVID19 crisis. Guest post by Michelle Walch Solo businesses, especially when starting out, need certain online tools to get things running.  Then a pandemic hits, Read More …

Reprint from Northwest 50 Plus Magazine: Jackie interview about reinventing yourself as a solopreneur

Reinvent yourself as a ‘solopreneur’ by Maggi White 6-7 minute read (Reprint of interview with Jackie B. Peterson from northwest50plus.com) About 20 years ago, Jackie B Peterson sold her accounting firm and began consulting. At the same time, a fellow member of the PCC Small Business Advisory Board approached her and said, “I am going Read More …

Lynnette Hansen learns the value of her HR consulting business, thanks to Jackie’s coaching

Lynnette Hansen learns the value of her HR consulting business. Name of business: Your HR Resource, LLC Years in business:  3 months What the business does: Human Resource Consulting What led to the formation of your business? My HR Director position of 5 years was eliminated. What were you doing before? Human Resources for 45 Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Need help writing a personal history? Zoe Morrison’s My Beautiful Life Story does just that.

Need help writing a personal history?  Read how Zoe Morrison’s business does that. Name of business: My Beautiful Life Story Years in business: The personal history aspect as a hobby, since 2007. As a business, 2 years.  Telling businesses stories: 12 years What the business does:  Help individuals and business find and tell their unique Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Stephen Moellering knows controlling growth keeps his hand-thrown planters unique. Jackie’s advice helps.

Potter Stephen Moellering’s business has been going in fits and starts. Jackie’s class has helped him begin to manage substantial growth that has occurred in the last few years. Business Name/What the business does: Stephen Moellering hand thrown stoneware planters Years in business: Off and on since he graduated college in 1979.  He started selling Read More …

Read an interview with Jackie B. originally published on the PCC blog November 2019

Below is an interview with me on the November 2019 PCC blog: Instructor Spotlight Jackie Babicky-Peterson has been with Portland Community College since 2001. With a well-versed background, Jackie teaches the Business Design Series for PCC’s Small Business Design Center. Keep reading to learn more about the program. What are your areas of expertise, and Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Sherry Triggs is an eCommerce consultant; Jackie B. provides insight

Sherry Triggs’ business was up and running.  Then she took a class with Jackie B. Peterson:  “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Name of business: Selling is the Key Years in business:  Two years (since 2017) What the business does: “We are a consulting firm for individuals wanting to start their own e-commerce business Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Rob King takes control with his marketing business Lunian Design. Jackie’s straightforward coaching helps.

Laid off because your employer didn’t have enough work for you? That’s what happened to Rob King, owner of Lunian Design. He “took control of his own employment situation.” Jackie B. Peterson’s no nonsense advice got him on the right track. Read More …