How I Simplified My Business Tax Filing

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2021 Blog Focus – Managing Your Professional Organizing Business February signals it is time to prepare my business tax filing, here’s how I simplified my business tax filing. Managing my professional organizing business, SolutionsForYou, Inc., an S-Corp, requires the tax filing is completed by March 15. I have my CPA prepare the tax filing, but…

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Grow Your Business – Senior Move Management

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In 2003, when I started working as a professional organizer, my clients were moms with young children, much like myself. I helped them set up household systems and routines and organize their physical space. At that time, I knew I didn’t want to work with seniors because I didn’t think I could relate to where…

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Grow Your Business – With Subcontractors

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In 2013, something startling and unexpected happened. I woke up one day and was not excited to go to work with my client. What happened? I love to organize. That was not what I wasn’t excited about. It was the client. I found myself thinking of this client all the time. How could I help…

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Grow Your Business – Subcontracting

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The Container Store is an organizing products store. I equate it to a professional organizer’s candy store. They have stores all over the United States. Late in 2015, I was contacted by the Container Store, asking if I would be interested in interviewing for their Contained Home Consultant position. I was hesitant because I felt…

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Grow Your Business – Packaged Services

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The recession may have ended in 2009, but the US economy was still in recovery well into 2011. People were quite hesitant to spend their discretionary income on organizing services. I did have clients stay with me who financially could during the recession, and some are still my clients today; they are chronically disorganized, and,…

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Grow Your Business – Virtual Organizing

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Sheila Delson, former ICD president, launched her Virtual Organizing Training Program in 2014, and I attended one of her first training sessions. As a veteran organizer with many years of working hands-on with clients, it was becoming increasingly more difficult to keep up with client demand and physical aspects associated with hands-on work. Additionally, not…

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Grow Your Business – Continuing Education and Certification

I attended my first NAPO conference in May 2003, and there I discovered the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD), now Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), and Judith Kolberg. I picked up Judith’s book ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, and I could not put it down. I read the entire book on my…

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Grow Your Business – Volunteering

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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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