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Being in business since 2008 has filled my library with quite a collection of business tools and helpful resources. Check out the blog for the latest reviews and resources for your business.

Website Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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Let me take care of all your website maintenance & troubleshooting needs. Monthly services include: plugin & theme updates, site backups, troubleshooting, blog & calendar updates, other customized services as needed. By-the-hour services are also available.

Marketing Strategy & Community

Join us in the Small Business Sisterhood to learn business & marketing strategy, connect with like-minded women, and grow your business sustainably. Tailor-made for solopreneurs we offer COMMUNITY. STRATEGY. VISIBILITY. COACHING.

Strategy & Support for your Small Business

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User Experience Strategy

Give your customers an experience they will remember! From your website to customer service processes, creating a positive user experience goes a long way to convert and retain customers. I can help you bring your user experience to life. 

Brand Identity

Branding says everything about your business. It’s the first impression potential clients have of you and can be what catches their attention and draws them in. I can help you be more consistent and purposeful with your branding.

Website Maintenance

Keeping your website up-to-date and running smoothly is a necessary evil of having an online business. No need to worry about it anymore, I’m here to help you stay on top of it!

Marketing Strategy

Marketing strategy is one of my favorite things. I even dream about it sometimes! Let me help you boost your business with a clear, intentional strategy for your business. A plan you can manage and sustain as a solopreneur. 

Community

The power of a community of like-minded business-owners is immeasurable. It’s also the inspiration behind the Small Business Sisterhood – an inclusive, safe, online space for you to learn, connect, and grow your business. 

Tools & Resources

Being in business since 2008 has filled my library with quite a collection of business tools and helpful resources. Check out the blog for the latest reviews and resources for your business.

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Hi! I’m Pepper MAkepeace

Anyone brave enough to give the entrepreneur thing a try is cool as sh*t in my book. I’m here to help you succeed!⁣

My career path has been an inner expedition in search of meaning and fulfillment while shedding my ideas of what I was “supposed” to do with my life.⁣ When I finally mustered up the courage to launch my own coaching and web design business in 2008, it’s like I could finally breathe. ⁣Supporting others while honoring my values, utilizing my tech skills, and being creative – it’s been a dream come true.

It feeds my soul to help solopreneurs grow their businesses through social media strategy, web design tools, and business planning. 

Tired of worrying about your website? 

Keeping your website up-to-date and running smoothly is a necessary evil of having an online business. No need to worry about it anymore, I’m here to help you stay on top of it!

What Clients Are Saying

“I’ve worked with Pepper Makepeace on several projects for several different clients and I’ve been impressed every step of the way. Working with multiple clients means I need a team member who values communication and collaboration. Pepper’s ability to distill the tech world, and its constantly evolving elements, into useful and pertinent information is one of her most valuable traits. Turn around on design elements has always been quick and on time with any adjustments easy to discuss. I would highly recommend working with Pepper, especially if you’re ready to have a partner to build your web presence.” Heidi E. Johnson

project manager + bookkeeper for creative folks

“Pepper Makepeace is excellent to have in your corner because she is authentic and genuinely shares insights and information to help move your business forward. Discussions with Pepper are always thoughtful and provide actionable steps as well as encouragement. Having Pepper as a sounding board, coach, and champion during the past year has been fantastic. Without hesitation, I would recommend Pepper Makepeace as a coach or mentor to new entrepreneurs.”

Stephanie Starck

Adaptopia, LLC

Pepper was responsive, patient, and she solved a problem that had been slowing me down for months—all in less than two hours. What a tremendous relief! I wish I had contacted her sooner. I will continue to seek out her support in my small business and would recommend her without reservation to others.”

Holly S.

Poetry Forge

The Small Business Sisterhood is tailor-made for solopreneurs. We offer COMMUNITY, STRATEGY, VISIBILITY, & COACHING – everything you need to build the business you truly want in an inclusive, safe, online space.

Join us to learn business & marketing strategy, connect with like-minded women, and grow your business sustainably.

 

Community. Strategy. Visibility. Coaching.

On the Blog

Year-end Reflection – Journal Prompt Questions

Year-end reflection is a powerful tool for growth. You can see how far you've come and stay aware of things that still need some work. The end of a year is the perfect opportunity to take time to reflect on your life and inner journey. Take a few...

Professional Profile Picture on a Budget – 3 Easy Tips

A professional profile picture makes you look and feel legit online. It’s one of the first impressions you make on the internet – on your website and every social media platform you’re on. There are so many ways to do the unprofessional profile...

Website Design Tools – Creating Your Own Color Palette

Color is my favorite part of design. When used well, it creates the mood of your website and keeps things cohesive and fluid. You can easily create a custom color palette for your website. Let me show you how! Tips on How to Use Your Color Palette:...

Detox Your Mind – The Art of Silence to Reduce Stress

With the constant chatter of email, cell phones, Facebook, Twitter, co-workers, spouses and children grabbing our attention and demanding our immediate response, it is no wonder we sometimes feel overwhelmed and over-stimulated.  While the thought...

Website Tip to Increase Engagement

When someone takes the time to visit your website to read a blog post you spent hours writing and perfecting, you don’t want to immediately send them away via a link to another site where they can easily fall down a rabbit hole. Use this easy...

FREE Royalty-Free Music for Podcasts & Video

If you're considering making videos or starting a podcast for your business, you're going to need some royalty-free music. Intros, transitions, and background music give your videos and podcasts a polished, professional finish that adds to your...

My Top 5 Favorite FREE Online Tools for Small Business

There are so many online tools available for small business that are free or inexpensive to use. So many that it’s difficult to know what’s out there, let alone what’s best for your business! And even once you’ve found something, it’s not always...

Resistance to Positive Change & What to Do About It

Usually when we start making positive changes in our lives, there’s a part of us that rebels against it.  Whether we’re trying to take better care of ourselves (food, drinking, sleep, exercise, etc.), start a new meditation practice, look for a...

Is Your 9 to 5 Making You Sick?

If you are unhappy at work but don’t feel ready or willing to quit, you are not alone. Those of us with jobs are grateful for them even if they make us miserable. A major downside is that the stress and unhappiness from work can begin to adversely...

3 Tips for Staying in the Moment

One simple way to manage stress is to stay present in each moment. Simple...but not easy. Being anchored in the present moment certainly takes practice.  It’s kind of like learning to play an instrument or learning a new skill.  You have to start...

Happy Spring!

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~ Anne Bradstreet I hope you've been able to go out and enjoy the transition into Spring.  More sunshine,...

Spring Cleaning for My Spirit

I’ve spent a lot of time lately going through everything I own and letting go of as much as I can. Earlier this week, the Vietnam Veterans of America graciously picked up a rather large donation as a result of this letting-go process. It’s a difficult process, but certainly a powerful one. It’s not just a Spring Cleaning, but more of a mental and spiritual purification ceremony.

Lessons from a Century-old Women’s Philanthropic Sisterhood

Recently I attended the Colorado State Chapter Convention of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization). It was an empowering experience and I met a lot of amazing women who are changing the lives of women all over the world. As I have been processing the depth of information I received over the course of the convention, I am struck by a few “universal” thoughts that I want to share with you.

What’s Your Piano?

I began playing piano when I was about 4 and took lessons for many years until some point in high school.  I have to admit that I hated practicing (and hardly ever did) and somewhat grudgingly participated every year in the recitals and...

My First Knit Hat and the Lessons Learned

I'm working on a hat for my sweet hubby bubby. It's my first time to knit a hat and I'm pretty excited. My hubby is very excited to have a new hat, so that keeps me motivated. It's wobbly and has lots of mistakes, but he doesn't mind at all. I do...

Dealing With Dis-ease

Discomfort of any kind is meant to teach us. We learn from our mistakes, but we also learn from our discomfort. It’s how we respond to the discomfort that makes all the difference.

Divine Discontent

In true discontent there is much to be learned.  I wanted to share with you this quote from Osho at www.osho.com as it relates to my last post.  The true master creates discontent in you...and such a discontent that nothing of this world can ever...

The Ups and Downs of Meditation

I've meditated semi-regularly for years now, so I am familiar with the tricks my mind plays to try to get my attention. My mind yaks on and on about what I should be doing or planning or worrying about. It has conversations with people I've...

Who Do You Think You Are?

I recently watched a Wayne Dyer program on PBS in which a woman described a near death experience she had. She talked about feeling surrounded by unconditional love while in a coma.  She went on to explain that before her near death experience,...

Meditation Retreat and an Annual Check-in With Yourself

My husband and I will soon be heading out for our annual meditation retreat. We practice Kriya Yoga meditation and attend at least one retreat every year. The last couple of years we’ve gone to Florida for a 10-day intensive retreat, but this year...

[Guest Post] Manifestation 101: 7 Ways to Move Through Your “Gunk”

Here’s the good (and the bad) news: Any time you set a new intention or goal, you literally begin moving into alignment with that intention by clearing out anything UNLIKE it. Think of it this way: When you plant a seed, the first thing that comes...

Pay With a Tweet – Free Online Tools

Pay With a Tweet is a great online tool to use when you offer free downloads on your website. It has a simple interface without any sign-up or complicated hoops for users to jump through. You can customize the tweets/posts that get sent and track...

Website Tip to Increase Engagement

When someone takes the time to visit your website to read a blog post you spent hours writing and perfecting, you don’t want to immediately send them away via a link to another site where they can easily fall down a rabbit hole. Use this easy...

My First Knit Hat and the Lessons Learned

I'm working on a hat for my sweet hubby bubby. It's my first time to knit a hat and I'm pretty excited. My hubby is very excited to have a new hat, so that keeps me motivated. It's wobbly and has lots of mistakes, but he doesn't mind at all. I do...

Is Your 9 to 5 Making You Sick?

If you are unhappy at work but don’t feel ready or willing to quit, you are not alone. Those of us with jobs are grateful for them even if they make us miserable. A major downside is that the stress and unhappiness from work can begin to adversely...

Divine Discontent

In true discontent there is much to be learned.  I wanted to share with you this quote from Osho at www.osho.com as it relates to my last post.  The true master creates discontent in you...and such a discontent that nothing of this world can ever...

What’s Your Piano?

I began playing piano when I was about 4 and took lessons for many years until some point in high school.  I have to admit that I hated practicing (and hardly ever did) and somewhat grudgingly participated every year in the recitals and...

Professional Profile Picture on a Budget – 3 Easy Tips

A professional profile picture makes you look and feel legit online. It’s one of the first impressions you make on the internet – on your website and every social media platform you’re on. There are so many ways to do the unprofessional profile...

Year-end Reflection – Journal Prompt Questions

Year-end reflection is a powerful tool for growth. You can see how far you've come and stay aware of things that still need some work. The end of a year is the perfect opportunity to take time to reflect on your life and inner journey. Take a few...

3 Tips for Attending Your First Craft Show

I recently entered my first craft show with some crocheted and quilted accessories and home decor items. It was exhausting and a bit stressful, but worth it just to have the experience. I did make enough sales to cover materials and entry fee, too....

Value-Aligned Business Planning + Goal Setting

15 pages jam-packed with strategy, worksheets, & tools to help you get clear about your offerings and create sustainable success in your business.