Adviser to Shogren Consulting Group
Nice to meet you.
I’m Jackie B. Peterson. I’ve worked with small businesses and solopreneurs–including creative and encore entrepreneurs–for over 30 years. I’m an entrepreneur myself, working as a business adviser and CPA. I was honored to be named one of the 100 most powerful women in the Northwest and recently won the Portland Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious President’s Award in recognition of my years of working on behalf of the small business community.
In addition to my independent consulting and small business coaching practice, I currently work as a strategic adviser/instructor for the Small Business Development Center of Portland Community College. My book, Better, Smarter, Richer is currently used as curriculum in many of the center’s classes.
In 2001 I joined the Small Business Development Center at Portland Community College. At the SBDC, I’m in charge of an entrepreneurial development and technical assistance program — we combine classroom teaching with one-on-one individual counseling for traditional businesses and solopreneurs, all of whom are working to take their enterprises to the next level.
I bring an innovative approach to help other business advisers help their solopreneur clients. They often tell me how much they appreciate the wisdom and strategies found in Better, Smarter, Richer, and being able to help their clients who want to be solopreneurs–those who say, “I want to make a living doing what I love!”