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Creative Business Plan Workshop

Come with a Dream
Leave with a Plan.

Creative Business Plan Workshop

Come with a Dream
Leave with a Plan.

How many great ideas have you had?

Years ago, when my kids were babies, I remember thinking how great it would be if there were vending machines in the bathrooms that dispensed diaper changing supplies. Mostly because I always underestimated how many diapers they would go through on a simple trip to the mall.

But I was young and overwhelmed and broke and a lot of other things, and I never did anything about it. A few years later, those vending machines showed up and I kicked myself.

It’s Time to Take the First Step

Forget what you’ve heard about almost all new businesses fail in the first year. Yeah, that might be true, but it’s also not the full story. New businesses fail for a LOT of reasons, and most of them are in your control. And the best way to avoid failure is to have a solid plan early on.

Seriously. Just by making a plan, you increase your odds of success. How cool is that?

But if you’ve ever read a book on business planning…I’m kind of impressed. Most of them are dry as dirt. I’m a HUGE advocate for entrepreneurship, and I struggle to get through most business books.

I’ve been doing business my own way since 2004, and earning a really comfortable living doing it. I want to show you how I plan my business. No spreadsheets involved.

During this 2-hour workshop you will:


Invest in Yourself and Help Fight Gun Violence

All proceeds from the Creative Business Plan Workshop will be donated to the Northern Illinois Chapter of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement dedicated to fighting the causes of gun violence in America.

mixed media image of cracked heart

Why? The July 4th shooting in Highland Park, Illinois happened less than 10 miles from my home.

I knew people who have marched in that parade in years past. I know people who live in that shellshocked community.

There’s nothing I can do to erase their trauma, but I can – with your help – do my part to help end the epidemic of gun violence that has infected the United States, so that our children and grandchildren don’t have to grow up watching the rooftops wondering if there’s a shooter up there.

Learn the Key 3 Things Your Business Needs

Let’s keep it nice and simple. Sure, there are layers of detail, but when it comes down to it, all you need are 3 key elements.

Have FUN Planning

If you get bored planning your business, you’re not going to be motivated to work on launching it. We’re going to have fun here.

FREE Trial Membership in Tech Circle

Because sometimes the best ideas get stuck behind the technology. I’m not going to sit back and let tech stop you!

Are you ready to step into Entrepreneurship?

All the Practical Details:

When: Friday, July 15 from 1-3pm Central Time

What Should I Bring? Your welcome email will include a list of suggested supplies, but you can use whatever art/visual journaling supplies you like. We will be using a variety of visual techniques to explore and record ideas.

Investment: $49. All proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement dedicated to ending gun violence in America.

Save Your Seat

There are a limited number of seats available for this complementary workshop!

Inspiring words from other playfully creative entrepreneurs: 

Thank you so so so so much! So grateful for you.


Tricia's kind and creative approach to making dreams come true was a perfect fit and a pleasure during a time that could have been really scary and I am so glad we didn't give up when many others would have.

What I've loved about working with Tricia is that she knows when to push me and when to help me work around or through the challenges that are specific to my life as a mother and wife as well as business woman. She has never made me feel that I was being a coward by taking a slow but steady approach to moving away from a corporate career-- she understood that I needed to consider my responsibilities to my family as well as to myself. On the other hand, she doesn't let me use my family responsibilities as an excuse to avoid actively pursuing my goal of entrepreneurship.

Also did I mention that she's my number one advocate to make sure I don't undervalue myself or my services? Maybe the most important thing is that I know she understands first hand the energy that goes into juggling all the roles (motherhood, being a spouse, and an entrepreneur) so she gives me real world, useful solutions, not just things she read in a book or in a course somewhere else, which means I can trust her and feel safe following her suggestions.