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Institute for Professional Organizers™

Grow Your Business – Volunteering

At the beginning of my professional organizing business, I immediately joined NAPO and NAPO Oregon.  I attended NAPO meetings monthly, and within six months, I was asked to serve on the Oregon board as board secretary. I was thrilled that they wanted me and of course, said yes! I remained on the Oregon board for…

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10 Best Organization Apps to Simplify Your Life

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I was asked as a female business owner to share my favorite organization/productivity apps and why for an article in Oprah Magazine. I responded with: Wunderlist – to track all of my tasks both personal and business. Why? It is easy; I can set reminders, I can see the day, week or entire list, I…

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Grow Your Business – Networking

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Strategic alliances are individuals or businesses that share similar clients with you. Network every day. Talk to everyone about your business. Who do you know that can help you promote your business? Who can you partner with and strategically align yourself with to provide mutual marketing opportunities? A few strategic alliance examples include: realtors interior…

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Top 7 Questions About Becoming a Professional Organizer

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We frequently receive inquiries and questions from people across the globe about how to become a Professional Organizer and is it the right career path for them.  Questions range from “How did you get started in this business?” to “How do I get certified?” While I’m always willing to spend time answering basic inquiries, I…

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Grow Your Business – Speaking

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During my first year in business, I discovered public speaking as a beneficial way to grow my contact base, meet potential clients, and create another revenue stream. What? Another revenue stream? I had not imagined multiple revenue streams when I started this profession. I thought I would work with people to organize their homes, and…

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Book Signing Event

I had so much fun at my Mastering the Business of Organizing book signing event at Annie Bloom’s Books last week.  I met new budding professional organizing business owners and people curious about what professional organizing is.  I saw familiar faces of family, friends, colleagues and students of my training program. Women from my Women…

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