Encore Entrepreneurs: Jim Logan saw a need for personalized spiritual consultation and founded SoulVentures

Taking a leap of faith in a tough job market lead to starting personalized spiritual consultation service.  Name of business: SoulVentures What the business does:  Jim Logan, 54, operates outside formal religious structures. He provides person-structured spiritual consultation and ceremonies. Especially those marking life’s key transitions.  Categories include weddings, funerals, “living funerals,” the welcoming of Read More …

A Tip from Jackie: Find Your Niche

So how do you choose a deep and narrow niche? Your deep and narrow niche should be one that is very interesting and intriguing to you. It should be in your “sweet spot” where the circles in the Venn diagram—passion, talent, and potential revenue—intersect. If you choose to build your niche where you have interest, Read More …

A Tip from Jackie: Let’s Talk About Focus

Focus is so critical to your financial success that I have made it #1 of my seven basic principles. I know that creatives are interested in so many things. They are attracted to all the new bright changes and advances. They are immediately thinking about how they can use, incorporate, and adapt the new ideas, Read More …

10 Ways to Profit Using LinkedIn and 5 Tips for Leveraging its Power to Market and Build Your Business ‘Free’
by guest blogger Jean L. Serio, LinkedIn Expert

LinkedIn is a powerhouse. The top social site for businesses looking for clients, to get hired, and job seekers, it has over 200 million current members, and growing daily. From entrepreneurs, to corporations, there are thousands of potential clients and companies with jobs available, out there waiting to connect with you.

A Note from Jackie: Do Your Homework!

Well, it finally feels like autumn here in Portland, Oregon: pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu at Starbucks, the leaves are turning red and gold…and the rain is pouring down. But I have to admit that I love this season, rain and all. I get that old “back-to-school” feeling. I think back to Read More …

Five Things I Wish You Knew Before Starting Your Business by guest blogger Luna Jaffe

1. You have to love wearing many hats! You will be doing that thing you love – painting, writing, photography, coaching—but you will also be the business manager, accountant, marketer and salesperson. Each of these skills requires time to develop, which typically costs money. One of the biggest mistakes I see is not recognizing the Read More …

Keep Your Business Afloat For Free by guest blogger Jake French

The dream of creating value for clients based on your unique talents and expertise is at risk of failing if you don’t prepare yourself. Arguably the single most valuable tool for a solopreneur to possess is a highly focused “can do” mentality. Lucky for you there is a special on attitudes this week at www.JakeFrenchInspires.com, Read More …

Jackie B. Peterson at the Mercy Corps Northwest Women’s Business Summit!

Join Jackie B. Peterson and Better, Smarter, Richer at the Mercy Corps Northwest Women’s Business Summit on Wednesday June 12th! Hosted by the Women’s Business Center, this wonderful event celebrates the journeys of successful women entrepreneurs in Portland.  Jackie and other industry experts will discuss: • Success and motivation • Overcoming challenges • Available resources Read More …

Upcoming events!

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you’re all set to enjoy your weekend—but if you’re already looking forward to next week, we wanted to let you know about two exciting events. Free Symposium at the PCC CLIMB Center On Tuesday April 9th, Jackie will be presenting a FREE Better Smarter Richer symposium at the Portland Community Read More …

Brand new Better, Smarter, Richer online course!

As a solo, encore, or creative entrepreneur – writer, photographer, web designer, financial planner, artist, or massage therapist – YOU are the business. That’s why traditional business advice won’t work for you. Jackie B. Peterson, a creative thinker and solopreneur herself, saw the need for a new kind of business advice, so she wrote a Read More …