From mew to roar, starting and growing a small business is hard work. It is easy for you to feel lost, stuck, or frozen in fear as you face the never ending to-do list your business has for you. Sometimes you just need someone to walk with you through the process, bounce ideas off of, or be there to hear your complaints. That is where I come in! I can help you Purrrfect your small business.
Hi! I'm Kathryn Davidson with Purple Kat Business Development, and I am here to help you ensure your business can thrive, growing from a kitten to a lion!
Starting and building a business from nothing is a huge thing. You have taken on this lion of an endeavor because you have a product or service you KNOW the world will love. You have perfected it and maybe even launched it on the world, but now there are logistical things (like making sure the state government doesn't come after you for state business registration fees you didn't know had to be paid, or paperwork you didn't know needed to be filed) that you just aren't quite sure how to manage. Maybe you have had your service on the market but can't seem to make a profit on it, somehow the money that comes in goes right back out again. That is where I come in!
With a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and over 10 years of experience running my own business (Check out my photography studio here in Salem, OR) I have done, seen, and experienced a lot that can help you with your business. No more worrying about things like business registration and regulation, contract writing, website design and maintenance, social media marketing, networking and advertizing. I have done it all and can walk with you through the process from starting to maturity!
Mew have a concept, but now what? What do you need to get your idea off the ground? What kind of business should you have? Sole Proprietorship? C corp? LLC? How do you properly register your business with the government? What is needed in your business plan to attract investors? How do you even make a business plan? If all these questions are giving you a headache I can help you with all of these things so you can stop worrying about what the next step is and put your focus on delivering a great product or service. Learn More
Maybe you already have a young business (1-5 years old) or a part-time business, but you are meow ready to make the leap to full-time or into incorporating your business. Maybe you just need some help strategizing your next moves or tweaking your business plan. I can help you build your business into a more mature entity. Like growing a kitten into a cat!Learn More
You are out of the kitten stage, matured into a young cat, but haven't quite been able to grow into a roaring lion yet. What do you do to get to that next stage? How do you keep your business growing and profitable? How do you ensure you can take money home every month? Who can you bounce ideas off of that will have your business' best interests at heart and will give it to you straight? **raises paw** You don't have to stress about these things! I can help you get the right team of experts helping you launch into a Lion of a business!Learn More
Need more help with getting all the paperwork done on your new business? Want help setting out accounts, web services, etc? No worries, I have a package for that! Learn More
Not sure you need (or maybe that you can afford right now) a full consulting package? No worries! I can work with you as little or as much as you need on a per hour billing basis.Learn More
No one knows your business better than you! But working IN your business and working ON your business are very different beasts. I can help you work ON your business so you can get back to what you do best.
When I was growing my photography studio I had my MBA, which taught me how to RUN a business, but it didn't prepare me for how to START a business. I spent hours researching what all was necessary to start my business, and spent more money than I needed to as I trudged along. Now you can use all my experience and knowledge so you don't have to start your business the hard way like I did. Some of the things I can help you with are:
Launching a new business is a lot of work! There are so many steps to starting a new business that it can be easy to skip a step or two. Grab my free business checklist to help you make sure you cover all the essentials.
Here is a very quick overview of my pricing structure. For more information please see the individual service page or contact me.
If you have read this far then you are one of the smart business owners who wants to ensure they are in the 50% of businesses that survive to their 5th birthday. I can help you get there!
If you are reading this, you have thoroughly explored and must be considering hiring me. Cheers to the very smart you!
With both a formal degree and a thirst of knowledge you can count on me finding answers for you.
I have an undergraduate minor in business and a masters degree in Business Administration I have a strong knowledge base to help you think of your business' future.
With a business of my own to run, I am constantly learning everything I can about new marketing techniques, market trends, everything business I can. All of this continual research is at your disposal for the betterment of your business.
I have been where you are. It is a simple truth, but a truth none the less. As a fellow business owner running a successful business for over 10 years, I sympathize with where you are and can help you move forward.
I have tried so many things, come back from so many mistakes, I now have a passion for helping other business owners skip the mistakes I made and forge new paths of success.
It is not always easy to find your creative spirit in the midst of a to-do list that is 5 miles long. Sometimes you need someone to banter ideas around and help get the juices flowing again.
I am always finding ways to inspire myself and push the creative envelope. How do you inspire yourself to creativity? Let me help you fuel the creative sides to your business!
I decided to start my business in June 2016. I started working with Kathryn to help me get my business off on the right foot immediately. She guided me through the process of getting my business going and gave wonderful tips on marketing and growing my business. I had a goal of going from side hustle to full time in my business by June 2019 and I accomplished that goal a whole year ahead of schedule!!! I would not have been able to do that without Kathryn's help. Her help was invaluable.
Blue Bonsai Printing
As a small business owner, I used to be busy being busy. Kathryn helped me to collect my mental clutter and streamline my business practices into concise actionable steps. With her organized attention to detail and big picture perspective, Kathryn helped me become more productive and not only find where I was spending my time but find how much my time was actually costing me as a business owner. As a result, I have been better able to prioritize where to put my time on a day to day basis while keeping my goals in view. I highly recommend her business consulting services. Put an end to feeling overwhelmed and call Kathryn today.
Lady and a Harp