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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

#17 Anna Sabino: Testing your ideas & getting feedback + building confidence in your business

Anna Sabino talks about her process of testing ideas and getting feedback for her products. She also shares her experience with getting a literary agent and publishing her book with a traditional publisher.

Reflection – Set Yourself Up for Success

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. It’s the perfect opportunity to take time to reflect on your business and inner journey. Take a few minutes, grab your journal, and dig in. You might be surprised!

Small Business Bookkeeping

The truth of any business lies in the budget, monthly reports and on bank statements. You have the opportunity for empowerment when you understand how the money comes in and how it goes out. The information found in the money systems you use can craft your strategic priorities and growth plans for the month, quarter and year.

7 Must-haves for Your WordPress Website

In this day and age, everyone and their dog can build their own website. But not all websites are created equal. Whether you are planning to DIY it or hire someone to create your piece of online real estate, there are many aspects to consider. Lots of them are “nice-to-haves” or options depending on your particular needs. However there are several “must-haves”, regardless of the type of site you want or the business you are in. Some of the points examined below are concrete and easy to implement, while others are a bit more abstract. All of them have the ability to make or break your site’s functionality, usefulness and/or user experience.

#16 Stephanie Pollock: Embracing Your Leadership Role in Your Business

Stephanie Pollock discusses what it means to embrace a leadership role in your business, even as a solopreneur. Stephanie offers 3 powerful tips for new entrepreneurs that will save you time, money, and heartache.

#14 Andrea Jordan: Using Systems in Your Business & Blog to Create the Lifestyle You Crave

Andrea Jordan discusses her experience as a digital nomad and provides tips for using systems in your business to create the lifestyle you desire. She shares tools for planning blog content and social media posts as well as how to get started as a digital nomad.

#13 Liz Geeslin: Combining Two Passions Under One Umbrella Business & Saving for the Future

Liz has transitioned into a personal chef after 35 years as a professional horse trainer. In this episode she talks about the fear and excitement that entailed plus how she worked through the challenges of starting a presence on the internet. Liz also shares her experience combining her two passions – being personal chef & Jeunesse health and wellness products – under one umbrella business, Better Lifestyle Solutions.

#12 Dannie Fountain: Telling Your Story with Purpose and Life as a Digital Nomad

Dannie Fountain, an experienced marketing and PR strategist for creative entrepreneurs talks about her process writing her books, The Side Hustle Gal and The Bucketlist Babe. She also discusses sharing your story with purpose and her personal journey with writing her third upcoming book, One Honest Woman, also releasing in 2017. Dannie gives us a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to be a digital nomad and graciously shares tips and strategies for getting started as an entrepreneur.

#11 Toyin Ajayi: Behind-the-scenes look at developing a new luxury fashion brand with Kickstarter

Behind-the-scenes look at developing a new fashion brand with Kickstarter. Toyin talks about her process for sourcing sustainable materials, finding manufacturers in the U.S., and developing her product line.

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...

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-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...

#10 Tali Thomason: Business Planning & Time Management




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What goes in to a business plan and how do you create one if you hate spreadsheets? Tali Koziol Thomason shares amazing strategies for planning and running your business, especially as a side hustler with young children.

#3 Erica Lerman – Online Empire Building




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Erica shares three simple but powerful things anybody can do to improve their website’s SEO.

Breathe New Life into Your Workspace

When stress kicks in be sure to surround yourself with support. This includes everything from the people with whom you associate to the sights and smells of your personal workspace. In a few simple steps, your workspace can be transformed into a...

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...

#7 Tors Grantham: Video Planning for New Business Owners




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In this podcast episode Tors Grantham discusses the importance of video as a business owner and how planning can make a difference. She provides tools for making video creation easier and reducing necessary editing time. Tors helps online business owners create video and audio content that aligns with their business goals and inspires, educates and grows their audience.

#11 Toyin Ajayi: Behind-the-scenes look at developing a new luxury fashion brand with Kickstarter

Behind-the-scenes look at developing a new fashion brand with Kickstarter. Toyin talks about her process for sourcing sustainable materials, finding manufacturers in the U.S., and developing her product line.

5 Reasons NOT To Quit Your Job…Today Anyway

So many of us have been there before. Work is making you crazy and you just can't take it anymore! Although it’s tempting to just say “f*#k it” and walk out, take a second to see you if any of the following applies to you.   You have no...

Small Business Bookkeeping

The truth of any business lies in the budget, monthly reports and on bank statements. You have the opportunity for empowerment when you understand how the money comes in and how it goes out. The information found in the money systems you use can craft your strategic priorities and growth plans for the month, quarter and year.

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.