Debra Erickson’s business The Blind Kitchen provides adaptive assistance the visually impaired. Jackie provides support, guidance.

When Debra Erickson lost most of her vision, she researched ways to stay independent. Debra’s venture, The Blind Kitchen helps the blind and visually impaired. Read how Jackie helped her move forward. Name of business: The Blind Kitchen What the business does: Provides adaptive kitchen tools, knowledge, and strategies to blind and low vision cooks Read More …

Radha Joy’s PepPlugs makes her a leader in hearing health

Radha Joy’s PepPlugs makes her a leader in hearing health Hearing conservation is the goal of Radha Joy’s PepPlugs business. Jackie’s encouragement and ideas help bring her product to her target market. Name of business:   Pepp Now LLC,   PepPlugs TM is my product (earplugs) Years in business: 1 year What the business does:  Occupational Hearing Read More …

Lisa Titan’s St. Johns Boxing business helps those making lifestyle changes due to the pandemic

Lisa Titan had a vision to open a boxing facility. She was able to quit her day job and now runs St. Johns Boxing. Name of Business: St. Johns Boxing Years in business: 7 ½ months. What the business does: It is a western-style boxing gym offering classes and training. What were you doing prior Read More …

Marsha Lindsey’s business Findable Design offers website therapy

Listening and responding accordingly to clients’ needs leads to success for all, according to website designer Marsha Lindsey. Jackie’s mentoring led to her being hired by Jackie as well. Business name, years in business, what the business does: Findable Design LLC was born in 2012. Through it I offer small business owners web and graphic Read More …

Sheila Callaham of Age Equity Alliance: helping organizations be age-inclusive

Intergenerational solutions: Read how Sheila Callaham is making a case for age equity in the workplace. Tell us about your organization, your mission and how you carry out that mission. Age Equity Alliance (AEA) is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to create workplace age equity across the age spectrum. We understand how nuanced age bias Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …