Streamline with Tech: Bookkeeping, Project Management, Client Databases and More

December 15, 2021By Peri

There are loads of great tech tools to solve business needs — but choosing and implementing technology can be a real challenge. The time it takes to learn about existing software and platforms is daunting, and if you don’t take action on what you’ve researched within a short amount of time, a lot of what you just learned becomes obsolete and you have to start over again.

When Things Go Sideways

July 31, 2021By Peri

Dealing with a sudden emergency or crisis when you’re self-employed feels like doing a high-wire act without ever having practiced, or even setting foot on a high wire before.

Getting Over the Start-Up Hump

February 16, 2021By Peri

“Being ready” is a pretty fluid concept. When taking the leap into self-employment, you just need to figure out when you’re ready enough.

If Not Now, When?

May 4, 2020By Peri

Happy Monday, peeps! How is everyone holding up? We’re still in “as well as can be hoped” territory. All of us are healthy, we are fairly strictly isolated, the kids are doing fine with school, and Turtle is still working from home, which is an enormous blessing. I’m trying not to dwell on the fact … Read More

Free Friday Hangouts: Small Biz Check-In

April 1, 2020By Peri

To stay connected and moving forward with our self-employed gigs, I’m offering a free Zoom workshop on Fridays, at noon Mountain Time from now through May 5, 2020. Let’s hang out and share what we are going through and how we’re dealing.

Community Fabric: Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi of Kei & Molly Textiles

October 9, 2019By Peri

Around ten years ago, Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi wanted to create a social enterprise that would enable them to create quality jobs for refugees and immigrants. Today, Kei & Molly Textiles has made good on that mission, and has grown into a vibrant artisan manufacturing business that employs about eight full-time workers, and sells … Read More

Staying Well and Doing The Work

July 1, 2019By Peri

As a self-employed person my list of things to do to keep my business afloat is basically never-ending and can trigger its own cascade of stressors.

New Guide at my Bookstore: DIY Strategic Plan Kit

June 28, 2019By Peri

I created the DIY Strategic Plan Kit for all the folks out there (and I know many of them well) who want to get their nonprofit’s poop in a scoop with some basic planning. My kit will get you started with an easy, flexible template.

New Year 2018 Coaching Special!

January 12, 2018By Peri

If you’ve been working on plans for the new year and could use advice from an experienced business author and coach, I’m here to help! Sign up for any premium coaching package at peripakroo.com/coaching and use code 2018FORTUNE for 40% off!

Guiding vs. Bossing

December 5, 2017By Peri

As a grown-up I think I’ve figured out a way to be helpful without being (too) bossy. In fact, the more I think about it, I believe my aversion to being *perceived* as bossy has powerfully shaped my approach and perspective to this world of coaching that I find myself in.