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A Solopreneur for Good

MN Women's Press LogoYesterday I picked up the July edition of Minnesota Women’s Press, and it was fun to see my mini-essay published in the “Your Thoughts” section.  Here it is:

Choosing the Life of a Solopreneur

When I left my job, I never could have guessed that being a solopreneur was my professional dream.

I had worked in organizations big and small – from a Fortune 100 company to small creative shops – and I thought I needed structure to stay focused and productive.  Plus, running my own business seemed scary.

Oh, how wrong I was.

As a solopreneur I’ve discovered new talents, expanded my skill-set and embraced the ultimate benefit of working on my own:  Choice.

I choose my clients.  They are smart, dedicated nonprofit leaders.  And I share their passion for their missions.

I choose my schedule. I research, plan and write when I am sharpest, whether that’s before sun-up or on Saturday – when others are frantically running errands on their prescribed day off.

I choose my priorities.  Sometimes caregiving for my elderly mother.  Sometimes enjoying a week-day matinee.

Go solo.  You’ll have no regrets.

Thanks to all my nonprofit and foundation clients who make my life interesting and fulfilling.  And thanks to Minnesota Women’s Press (plus all the ethnic media in our region) for sharing new voices and perspectives in this, and every, issue.  Check it out online.

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  1. Patricia Harmon #

    Wendy,

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I love it! Great writing and totally YOU!

    Patricia

    Patricia Harmon, MSW
    Executive Director
    CornerHouse
    2502 10th Avenue S
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-813-8320 (direct line)
    612-813-8330 (fax)
    patricia.harmon@childrensmn.org
    http://www.cornerhousemn.org

    The mission of CornerHouse is to assure that the voices of children and adolescents are heard.

    http://www.cornerhousemn.org/

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    >>> wendy wehr 6/30/2016 12:18 PM >>>

    wendywehr posted: “Yesterday I picked up the July edition of Minnesota Women’s Press, and it was fun to see my mini-essay published in the “Your Thoughts” section. Here it is: Choosing the Life of a Solopreneur When I left my job, I never could have guessed that being “

    June 30, 2016
    • You are very kind, Patricia. I am inspired by clients like you!

      June 30, 2016

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