November 19, 2019

Q: I am a nutrition and meal-prep coach in Tualatin, Oregon and am gearing up for a busy holiday season with my clients. I really want to be able to take some off time off with my family around Christmas, but this is traditionally my busy season. Any advice on how to b...

November 5, 2019

When you set your goals, there needs to be a specific plan in place of how you'll be successful. KPIs help you determine those steps. We can’t be afraid of numbers. They’re all around us and the key to staying and growing in business. Data equals facts, and knowing...

October 21, 2019

e all know the importance of saving in our personal lives. For some reason, I find that that knowledge doesn’t always transfer to business owners. To put it bluntly, I often see business owners quickly spending the income they earn in their business. Investing in you...

Q: I am newly married woman in Newberg and plan to leave my job in the next year to run my business full-time. My husband says that he’s worried about how this will impact our finances. What should I tell him?  A: Congratulations to you! This is a popular time of yea...

September 24, 2019

We live in an age of online gurus telling us at every turn how simple it is to make six or seven figures. I’m here to tell you that if you’re looking for easy, then business ownership is not for you. It’s not glamorous, but you need to create a budget and a plan. There...

September 10, 2019

Thinking about establishing best practices for your finances from the beginning shows that you are a savvy business owner who will put the hard work in to achieve success. Internal controls are the financial rules of your business. What I like about the process of sett...

A critical component of managing your finances is review as well as analysis. A financial review should not just an annual event. As the summer winds down, now is the time for a seasonal review to discover trends about your financial performance this time of year. How...

Q: I saw your recent post about vacation time and appreciated it. What I find myself working is if whether self-care is honestly something that fits into an entrepreneur's life. Between taking care of my family, my house, and my business, I am struggling to know how to...

Every entrepreneur needs time to step away. The need to recharge and restore themselves so that they can return to their business with new vitality and ideas. It’s like the oxygen mask on airplanes--you need to put on yours to ensure that your business can breathe.

July 16, 2019

It can feel uncomfortable to say that we want to make money. But if that’s not the goal, why did you start your company? Women's desire not to be seen as loud or bold is literally costing us money in our businesses.

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