Live Microbusiness Webinar (and what I did on my summer vacation)


I am really excited to share the details of 2 live Q & A microbusiness webinars coming up next week, but first I want to tell you why a simplicity blogger is writing about starting a microbusiness. It’s not as weird as you might think.

I love writing about decluttering, living with less and anything that has made my life simpler and better. Leaving a stressful career to create my own microbusiness has dramatically simplified my life and opened up time and space that I didn’t know existed. By becoming debt free, getting rid of most of my stuff and backing off on obligations, I made room to transition out of the corporate world and into my own microbusiness.

Choosing this line of work has allowed me to be really creative, connect with awesome like-minded people and spend more time with my family. All while financially contributing to my household.

What I did on my summer vacation

Remember when you had to write the “what I did on my summer vacation” essay in school? There were always so many cool things to write about. Then, as you grew up and took on more responsibility (job, house, car, family, debt), that essay got less and less interesting. You probably didn’t even have time to write it anymore. That finally changed for me this summer now that I don’t have a house, car or debt and instead of working all the time, I have a flexible work schedule (and a really awesome boss).

I did work this summer, but my business did not come first. I planned my work around my life instead of the other way around and spent time with my daughter. She is leaving for college this week and I wanted to make the most of our last few weeks together.

This summer instead of working everyday, we …

  • had a mini getaway in Park City, UT
  • watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • spent an afternoon poolside
  • went to an arts festival
  • took 65 yoga classes
  • picked up goodies at our local farmer’s market
  • got dressed up for afternoon tea
  • went to the library
  • made Rice Krispie treats
  • learned to paint
  • went to the movies

I would never have had the time with a traditional 9-5. Maybe I could have made more money if I worked more, but that never would have replaced my incredible summer vacation and the time I was able to spend with my girl.

I receive email from people on a regular basis that want more time and freedom too. 

  • How can I quit my job and spend more time with my family but still make money?
  • How can I figure out what I really want to do?
  • I want more time to be creative and start a blog/write a book/sell my art.
  • I’m exhausted and have nothing left for my family after a week of work.
  • I work all the time and still live paycheck to paycheck.
  • I am unemployed and can’t find work. How can I start something on my own?
  • I want my work to be meaningful.

These questions and conversations are why a simplicity writer created a course on starting your own microbusiness. I think my experience can help you create work that matters. I did it and I know you can too.

Live Webinars

Join the How to Create a Microbusiness that Matters microcourse and you’ll receive recorded versions of 2 Q & A webinars and an invitation to continue the conversation.

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You might be thinking that this course is under-priced at $19.99 and it is. Here’s why …

  • A microcourse is always less than $20.00. I made that promise to you and I’m keeping it.
  • I believe that doing work you love should be accessible to anyone who is interested. I hope this affordable pricing helps more of you access work you love in an easy to understand, enjoyable, powerful way.

Here is what people have to say about How to Create a Microbusiness That Matters …

  • “The biggest thing I can say about your course so far – it made it seem real for someone like me to create something that would work. It has sent me on a course of micro-actions!” – Rochelle
  • I wanted to tell you how happy I am with your microcourse. I especially like the money segment- because it wasn’t what I expected. I was hesitant to purchase the course because I’ve had experience with some “pushy” sites before. I’ve felt annoyed about getting “free things” that seemed to then inundate my email box with spammy kinds of things. I so appreciate finding out that way is not the only way and that it is okay to just be myself in how I do whatever I do. It feels so much more authentic! – Caryn
  • Some times when I read the advice of other internet entrepreneurs, I automatically dismiss it as something I don’t think I can do because it just seems sleezy and disingenuous, but this course gave me permission to network and do business in ways that make sense to me. I don’t feel like I have to change who I am and that’s really encouraging. Before this course I thought maybe I’m just not cut out for business, but I realize I’m struggling because I’m not doing something that truly matters to me. I’m not done with this course yet (action steps are next), but I already feel significant shift in how I feel about being an entrepreneur thanks to you.Joelle


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What did you do on your summer vacation?



  1. says

    It sounds like you really had a great summer and created memories that you and your daughter are not likely to forget! I wouldn’t trade the time I have every day with my husband for any amount of money. Running ourselves ragged to make money and have things is a cycle we finally broke and, though we do not make as much money as we once did, we have never looked back. We just came back from having an iced tea out at a cafe where we reviewed two word books we learned a few years ago. It was so much fun quizzing each other to see if we remembered their meanings!

    I love how you’re offering the webinar for such a reasonable amount. I’m sure so many people will benefit, Courtney!

  2. says

    Time well spent like your days in the park is far more valuable than money in the bank. Good for you Courtney. What a terrific example for your daughter. May she enjoy her days as much as you are now. And congrats on your course’s success. Have a chickles of a Wednesday!

  3. Rachel says

    Just purchased the micro course and looking forward to the live webinar! Will you be emailing the info to connect?