Solo Business Stories: How a patient changed Dave Ebaugh’s practice, and Better, Smarter, Richer improved it

Solo Business Stories: Dave Ebaugh’s Transformation into the Next Level in His Counseling Business Dave Ebaugh is a mental health therapist who has been in private practice for over 15 years. Dave established Break Free Counseling in 2011 and practices in both a Northwest and Southeast Portland location where he is the sole therapist. He Read More …

Encore Entrepreneur Stories: Roland Zapata bounces back with home inspection solo business after lay off

After 17 years in the corporate world, Roland Zapata was laid off.  Eventually, He explored a solo career doing home inspections and soon his company, Ideal Home Inspections LLC launched.  Roland wonders why he didn’t do this sooner. What the business does:  Ideal Home Inspections LLC offer home buyers an in-depth inspection of their future home.  Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs Stories: James Pedersen’s response to retirement crisis with his small firm Investra

James (Jim) Pedersen decided to take action with the retirement crisis when he experienced life changing events.  The result of that action was Investra when he was 37. What the business does: Jim helps people with retirement.  Most people will not have enough money by the time they would generally be ready to retire.  “My Read More …

Solo Business Success: Sherri Curley is the Practical Sort providing Eco-Organizing Solutions

Eco-Organizing Solutions Sherri Curley started The Practical Sort, a small Eco-organizing business putting her coordination skills to work. Origin Story: Sherri Curley does not call herself an “empty nester,” she prefers “free bird,” shedding the negative and hollow connotations of her children leaving the nest.  She asked herself, “what does that look like?”  Jackie’s Better, Read More …

Solo Business Success: Michael Tevlin takes his freelance writing career to the next level

Michael Tevlin has a solid writing career.  After taking the Better, Smarter, Richer class, he stepped up his game. What the business does: Market content and corporate communications. The Value of Specializing an Established Career:  Michael Tevlin describes it as “the career equivalent of driving off a cliff” when he left the corporate world to Read More …