Encore Entrepreneurs: Ruth Struck’s Open Strategies Northwest agile coaching is her strength

Ruth Struck’s Open Strategies Northwest agile coaching gains inspiration from Jackie. Name of Business: Open Strategies Northwest LLC What the Business does: Agile coaching and consulting. Years in Business: I originally got the business license in 2012. I worked towards making it a stand alone business in 2019. What led you to do this business?  What Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Jackie jump starts Walch Communication

Jackie jump starts Walch Communication Meet Better, Smarter, Richer’s blogger, newsletter creator, and social media strategist, Michelle Walch. Name of Business:  Walch Communication www.michellewalch.com Years in Business: three What the business does: Content Marketing, Copywriting, Social Media Strategy for healthy aging, women’s health, rural health and aging.  Interview Better, Smarter, Richer clients for Jackie’s blog. Read More …

Solo Business Stories: Software engineer Ben Munat says finding niche important

Faced with a layoff, Ben Munat develops soft wear Name of Business: Bravauto LLC and Ben Munat LLC What the Business does: Bravauto is an idea for a software-as-a-service mobile app that my car-dealer frie nd had. It would help him track his costs when buying cars at auction to help him not overbid. I started Read More …

Small Business Success: Jackie helps Missy Gerber’s Organizers Northwest refine its focus

Need a boost with your business?  Want to refine what you are doing?  Jackie helps Missy Gerber’s Organizers Northwest refine its focus. Name of Business:  Organizers Northwest How many years in Business:  15 What the business does:  Professional Organizing Firm who helps people get unstuck and move forward with their projects. What led to the Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Solo Business Stories: Michele Fiasca started a new housing model, Let’s Share Housing

Michele Fiasca launched Let’s Share Housing after realizing the need for older people seeking community and cost-saving benefits.  She is bringing a new housing model to market. Name of Business: Let’s Share Housing What the business does:  Helps people in their 50’s 60’s, and older find housing.  Not just housing: but cost sharing, community, and Read More …