Deadwood, SD: A Small Town’s “Encore Career”
Oregon’s SBDC State Star Reflects on Small Business and Second Acts in the Black Hills

Greetings from from Deadwood, South Dakota! My husband and I are on a month-long road trip, and we were absolutely charmed by this stop-over. Deadwood is an old mining town, but it has totally reinvented itself for the 21st century…which is to say, it has created an inspiring encore career for itself. Today, it’s a Read More …

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 …

Jackie is on the Front Page of the Business Section in the Oregonian

        Jackie was recently interviewed by the local newspaper in Portland, OR.  Her interview was featured on the front page of the business section.  Check out the prediction Jackie makes for small businesses.  It’s a great time to be a solopreneur. Click here to read Small Business Advice for the Solo Entrepreneur

The ASBDC Conference in Orlando, Florida

I recently attended the Association of Small Business Development Center’s (ASBDC) annual conference. I had a great time. My presentation, Ten Steps to Business Success for Creative Entrepreneurs was very well received. I was quite happy to see that they had to bring in extra chairs as the room was filled to capacity! I knew Read More …