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 …

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 …

Encore Entrepreneurs Are Filling Information Gaps…and Their Pockets
Better, Smarter, Richer Featured in Next Avenue and Forbes

The other day I learned that my piece Encore Entrepreneurs Fill Gaps and Their Pockets was published by Next Avenue. Needless to say, I was delighted; being in the company of the experts at Next Avenue is true honor. Next Avenue is a PBS website designed to reach America’s booming 50+ population as they plan for Read More …

The Waterbug in Action | A Quick-Start Guide to Online Outsourcing for Solos

I am a firm believer in the waterbug model, but sometimes when I suggest it to my clients, they say they don’t know where to start. Often you can find a good match in your existing network (which is why solos should always continue to build their networks, even if you never want to go Read More …

Life Lessons from the Humble Waterbug | The Perfect Entrepreneur Business Model for Solos

If you’ve ever been to one of my classes, study groups, or symposiums, you’ll have heard me talk about my favorite insect: the waterbug. If you haven’t, you might wonder what the world a bug can teach a solopreneur. Well let me tell you: a whole lot. The waterbug came to me in a burst Read More …

BSR Broadcasts | Getting Laid Off: Disaster or Path to Nirvana? Joshua Waldman of Career Enlightenment

A lot of us solo and encore entrepreneurs have stories about the Great Recession. Countless new BSR clients have started their first session with the words “Well, everything was going just fine until 2008 hit…” And Joshua Waldman has a 2008 story too: “When I was laid off two times in six months back in 2008, Read More …

Just Start Your Encore: Do the Work in 2015! | Happy Holidays from Jackie

The other day I read an article called “5 New Year’s Resolutions Those Over 50 Should Never Make,” and I started to bristle when I read #4. It starts with “Resolve to reinvent yourself”–as in, those over 50 should never resolve to reinvent themselves. As a passionate advocate for the encore movement, I have staked Read More …