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...

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...

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...

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.

Q: Time is money, and I’ve never understood that term as much as when I became a business owner. I feel like I’m spinning around in circles trying to both manage my business and get work done for my clients. I’m unsure of how much time to spend on billable versus admin...

Small business owners are overwhelmed. They have the responsibility for every aspect of their companies and very often, they bear that burden alone. Some of my clients want to pay attention to their books, but they are too stressed out to focus on their accounting.

When...

May 6, 2019

Q: I’ve been a casual photographer for family and friends years. I’ve decided to take my photography to the next level and start a business. What things do I need to consider when moving from hobby to business?

A: Starting a business is empowering. It’s energizing. It’s...

Q: I own a small law firm where I split the administrative functions of running the business like bookkeeping, accounting, and operations with my colleagues. We are all extremely busy with our clients and need to keep our billable hours up. We know that we need help, b...

April 5, 2019

Q: I will be launching a solo law practice later this year. I know that I won’t have extra funds for a while to hire an accountant. What can I do to get into good financial practices until then?

A: Congratulations! I’m excited to hear about your upcoming plans, and love...

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