help for entrepreneurs

Our Mission

To help you preserve the creative edge that ignited your business in the first place.

  • Do work you enjoy, work that positively impacts the lives or businesses of others.
  • Have a say-so in how and when you work. We call this “The Way We Do Things Around Here.”
  • Be well paid in exchange for your talents and services


grow up your business

At Grow Up Your Business, we love to work with service providers who have created an offer (or want to create one!) that expresses what is most important and meaningful to them. Our diverse backgrounds equip us to understand a variety of business functions – and types of services – that the people we coach engage with. Our work experience includes financial coaching, retail bookstore management, employee benefits, personnel management, staff training and development, marketing agency management, small business ownership, start-up management, SaaS organizations, educational institutions, health care providers and business coaching.

What do we mean
“Grow Up Your Business?”

When we say “Grow Up Your Business”, we mean several things. It could be that your business has grown to the point where you need to put systems and procedures in place in order to take it to the next level. Or you have gotten sidetracked by certain aspects of your business that don’t bring you the joy you expected when you set out on your own. Or you find your day to day tasks are more putting out fires than strategic execution of your mission. We can help you no matter what stage your business is in. We bring a holistic YOU-centered approach to solving your business and personal dilemmas and work in concert with your goals to make your business fun and satisfying.

We offer ebooks, self-paced courses and coaching to help entrepreneurs take the next step in transforming their business.

Here’s what some of our clients have to say:

If you’re looking for someone who understands the challenges of balancing your business life while dealing your personal … situation, Joan is the person whose wise counsel you need.  Not only does she understand, she communicates hope and success.
A Creative, Collaborative Listener, Terri Williams, Coach

My Visual Workflow Planner helped me schedule appointments when it works for me. I am now able to wake up and know the direction I am taking on that day. I use my [calendar] to program the type of day it will be so I know which kinds of business activities to do. It’s a big relief. A client called and I was able to look at my master schedule to know when I could fit her in. She had no problem with it. It worked!

Visual Workflow Planner, Kathy V, Photographer, member of CLIC
I thought working with a business coach was for people who found it hard to stay on track – not my problem. Instead, in working with Joan I realized that the power of an experienced coach lies, in part, in their the ability to help one hear and accept the wisdom of one’s own ideas.
Ideas Become Reality!, Owner, Fee-Only Financial Advisory Firm
What is amazing to me is the total mind shift of having to work 8 hours vs. doing what it takes to create more business. It has helped me get rid of the busy work and do only the valuable tasks. I don’t feel as scattered even though I am busier than I have ever been.
Doing What it Takes to Create More Business, P. Huber, Independent Mortgage Broker

First Steps.

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If you have questions or want to learn more, please send us a note and we will set up a time for a quick chat. We look forward to learning about you and your business!