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.

What does a sustainable economy look like?

April 26, 2021By Peri

The predominant narrative in the entrepreneurship industry is that the solution to every problem is capital. More money. More growth. More glory. And of course, pushing more loans or equity investment funds to small businesses continues the flow of wealth and assets towards an ever smaller and richer sliver of the population. 

Late Summer Greetings

September 24, 2020By Peri

Too often I find myself feeling the angsty sense of constant URGENCY as if there were some action I could take to fix everything. If only!

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

Unepisode: Peri & Ruth’s Unconference Recap

November 1, 2019By Peri

The Unconference of educational and networking events serving Albuquerque’s creative workers is growing into a powerful model for how to engage, serve and support a robust creative community.

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.

Nonprofits Helping Other Nonprofits: SINC

October 10, 2018By Peri

I talk with SINC, a New Mexico nonprofit incubator that offers support and fiscal sponsorship to other nonprofits to help build capacity and better serve their communities. This Friday, October 12, SINC is hosting an event for folks in NM considering starting a nonprofit: Community Training: Nonprofit Start-up Workshop.

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!

Book Excerpt: Riding Changing Conditions Towards Success

March 15, 2017By Peri

While so many aspects of business are subject to relentless change—technology and global economic conditions are two particularly volatile factors—the good news for those just starting a business is that the elements of success remain pretty constant.