Short Free Webinar on Encore Entrepreneurship

Hello! On Friday January 13 at 1:00 to 1:30 pm SBDC is offering a half hour FREE short webinar on our coming Encore Business Builders Class. It will be really great information if you are considering an Encore enterprise. It is free, but you do need to register with Eventbrite. Here is the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-an-encore-business-webinar-tickets-30732949078 Read More …

Your Business Startup

It’s time to make the leap! Traditional employment is fading fast. Now is the time to focus on your business startup For more than two decades, ‘Solopreneurship’ has quietly been on the rise. Also called, independent work, freelancing or sometimes contract work. Check out this recent article in Fast Company Magazine. Studies show that Solos make Read More …

Overcome Startup Fear Barriers

Starting a solo business requires action Overcome startup fear barriers to remove procrastination and paralysis. When you first think of starting your own business, you’re bombarded with questions. “What do I have to offer?” “How will I get clients?” “How much will I charge?” Those questions can stop you in your tracks. Start by thinking about what Read More …

Running A Business Without Employees

Solo professionals don’t need employees Lots of potential entrepreneurs blanche at the idea of having to manage or oversee employees in order to have a successful business.  Their own experience as a manager was not good and their experience as an employee being managed by others is even worse.  That is why solopreneurship is such a Read More …

Fear And Anxiety About Pricing Your Work

Fear and anxiety about pricing is one of the major reasons why businesses fail Jackie talks about money issues that cause fear and anxiety about pricing your work, charging what you’re worth and why so many solos avoid discussing money with their clients and she tells you what you can do about it. Start the new year off on the right foot Read More …

Dressing for entrepreneurial success

Dressing for entrepreneurial success is essential for today’s women Elizabeth Cramer of Every Day Style helps professional women find their Signature Style so they can maximize every opportunity and feel incredibly confident. Women working for themselves need to feel good in what they’re wearing but they also need to project an image of success and resonate Read More …

New Healthcare Business Choices

Solo Practitioners Explore New Healthcare Business Choices This episode’s guest is Kristin Jackson of Think Somatics, a certified health coach, natural-movement personal trainer and Clincial Somatics Educator in training. She is the owner of Take It Outside Fitness and Clinical Somatics of Portland. She started her fitness career in Austin, Texas and moved to Portland in 2001 where she Read More …