Solo Business Stories: How do you make a positive impact on the community? Kim Flick does this with business coaching

Kim Flick says entrepreneurs need support and symbiotic relationships.   So she coaches businesses to help them grow. Name of Business:  Mighty Epiphyte Consulting. How did you come up with the name?  “Epiphytes are like orchids, bromeliads, primarily with air roots.  Some ferns are also epiphytes.  It’s a metaphor.  Entrepreneurs are like epiphytes, they need support Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs: What is Mary Gallinger’s new healing approach? It’s a gentle technique. Jackie B. provides support

Mary Gallinger is an Otho-Bionomy practitioner, a gentle technique that releases tension and naturally realigns the body. Jackie B provides business support.  Mary Gallinger’s new healing approach is launching.  She’s excited to start! Name of Business: Mary Gallinger Licensed Practitioner LLC Mary has many years in business: she has worked in the medical field for Read More …

Testimony: Working with Jackie provides clarity — Ann Smith of A.wordsmith

Ann Smith of A.wordsmith on working with Jackie B.: “Jackie is one of the people who has been hugely influential in my career and in particular the building of my business.  Meeting with her was therapy for my business and I left each session with a clearer head and an intention on what I needed Read More …

Career Counselor Vicki Lind: Solo Business as a Career Option

Career counseling is Vicki Lind’s third career.  Her book, Finding a Job Worth Having, guides clients through their own career transitions in a seven session process to discover their top values, skills, and interests. We talk with her about how she herself became a career counselor  and how her coaching may helps those considering self-employment. Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs: Michelle De Lude’s hypnosis practice fulfills a dream

Want to start an encore career but a little scared?  Michelle De Lude started Destinations Hypnosis. She’s glad she did! Michelle’s journey of re-inventing, re-visioning, and re-creating:  “I worked for a hypnosis clinic from 2007 to 2017 when they closed their doors.”  She is passionate about hypnosis and, according to her clients, she is good Read More …

Solo Business Builders: Alyssa Elting-McGuire helps Adult Foster Home Care providers

After working for the state for 12 years and a brief stint with Alzheimer’s Association, Alyssa Elting McGuire started her own consulting business. Name of Business: Oregon Care Home Consulting What the business does: Adult care home coaching, consulting, training, and support. Why she went into business: Alyssa worked for the State of Oregon for 12 years.  Read More …

How are Age-Friendly Communities formed? Portland State University’s Institute On Aging’s plays a key role. Research Associate Dr. Alan DeLaTorre explains.

Dre Ageism in an on-going issue many older people face.  However, many studies prove common conceptions about older people wrong.  Dr. Alan DeLaTorre, Research Associate at Portland State University, focuses on how age-friendly actions and policies are shaped. Portland, Oregon is recognized as an early adopter for age-friendly practices. These are practices that aim to Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Rachel Hemmingson helps people with Home Equity Conversion Mortgages – and loves it

Rachel Hemmingson never thought she would be doing reverse mortgages.  Turns out it is a very rewarding business – and definitely her specialty. Name of Business: Rachel technically is employed by Equity Access Reverse, but generates her own work.  She is a mortgage consultant – specializing in Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs). Years in Business:  Read More …

Encore Entrepreneur Story: Patrick Myers wanted more hands-on work. He’s opening CURVE CNC to do that.

Looking for a different way use his love of design, Patrick Myers set up his own shop and loves it! Name of Business: Curve CNC Years in Business: The plan is to be open this December. What your business does:  CURVE CNC is a startup service business focused on producing CNC router-cut materials for hire. Read More …

Testimonial: Michael Bruns took Jackie’s class; “got his work mojo back”

Praise: Jackie shows small business owners how to create your own business based on what you do best. It’s very common for well qualified people to find themselves with a lack of work at some point in their career.  The conventional employment model has evolved and is now less loyal and less rewarding to employee Read More …