It takes a community to grow a business.

For support, accountability, mentorship, cheerleading, bushwhacking, ideas, courage, sounding board, hurdle-jumping, problem-solving, networking, commiserating, celebrating and letting you know you are not alone.

Information is the least of our needs. When we do information, we need the right information at the right time. We don’t need another 101 workshop or to read more books, blogs or quotes.

Here is a place where we have real conversations about how to do it. We share stories of how we did it. We learn examples of how to use the power of computers and automation in the real business world of bricks and mortar business.

The Business Owners Success Club is a place to gather and share with each other. This is a place with a range of expertise, a range of experience and a range of personalities so you can connect with what you need when you need it.

There is outside, here on the blog, Facebook, G+ and twitter.

Inside our community is where you meet others like you. Where we have our best conversations, share our deepest stories and help each other. We are in beta mode of creating our online community space.

Owning a business is lonely, difficult and scary. It doesn’t have to be.

Who we are:

At Blomidon Beach

My name is Frances Schagen.

I am a mother of 4;

a small business owner,

active in my community

and I love traveling.

I am a serial entrepreneur instigating a HUB in our rural community (what does a rural HUB look like anyway?). I recently closed down my bookkeeping business of 15 years. I learned a ton and had the privilege of being invited deep into 100’s of small businesses.

I took everything I learned about why Small Business is so overwhelming and how to make it easier.  This journey led to Your Effortless Business – a book about making your business easier for you so you can give it your all.

I help business owners who are well past the start up phase to use the power of our new economy and apply it to their bricks and mortar business.

Get in touch if you want to talk about it.

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gail Godreau  |  January 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Great post, Frances!! I’m not near the 6-year mark so have to confess this story concerns me a bit. But hopefully, with people like you ‘breaking trail’ before me, I’ll find a smoother path! 🙂

  • 2. Frances Schagen  |  January 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Gail, thanks. It’s a cautionary tale -albeit, a common one. But it is by no means an inevitability. If you are being mindful of your business, and taking the time to work on one aspect of your business at a time you will find you sail right through.

  • 3. Denise Duffield-Thomas  |  March 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I loved your tips about successful entrepreneurs – esp “They delegate like crazy”. This is the part I’m learning at the moment.

    xx DeniseDT

  • 4. Frances Schagen  |  March 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    How are you doing with that, Denise?

    Delegating is tough for Entrepreneurs because we are more passionate and less patient than most. I loved the book, Gung Ho by Ken Blanchard. I took those principles and practiced on my kids.

    I’m not the best delegator, but I’m better than I was.

  • 5. Nathan Tate  |  January 24, 2013 at 5:14 am


    My name is Nathan, I work for Carlson Wagonlit Travel ( and we are a leading business travel management company.

    We are looking to raise our online profile on business and corporate websites that our staff and clients love to read. We are especially keen to write guest blogs or articles on common issues for business travellers and buyers such as how the Olympic legacy will benefit business travel and the politics affecting business travel.

    We think we would be able to supply your readers with interesting information and stories, for example CWT recently launched CWT 78 BizDays, which is a new mobile app that helps find the most convenient day and time to schedule an international call, video conference, event or meeting.

    Can you let me know if there are any guest blog or article opportunities on your website? If you are interested, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Kind regards,

  • 6. article marketing  |  February 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Taking a few
    minutes and actual effort to produce a superb article… but what can
    I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t seem to get anything done.

  • 7. Vimax Detox Reviews  |  June 23, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Excellent weblog here! Additionally your web
    site rather a lot up very fast! What web host are you the usage of?

    Can I get your associate link in your host? I desire my website loaded up
    as fast as yours lol


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

%d bloggers like this: