For a little over a decade, I have worked mostly in an entrepreneurial environment. I started out by trying to learn how to design house plans in AutoCAD then moved on to maps and 3D renderings. Some of those renderings became part of brochures I created for realtors. Although I no longer do that kind of work, working from home has given me the opportunity to hone the skills I enjoy doing, such as writing and editing, creating content and marketing materials such as memes and brochures, and plan events. My health coaching business has planned and executed two 5Ks. I also helped plan a 5-day intensive for a class I was taking when I went back to college to finally finish my degree. I’ve planned my own workshops as well and created much of the content for them including PowerPoint presentations. Additionally, I am the Grant Manager for a local organization that is planning a 10-day event around the Brown vs. Board 65th Anniversary, and I am involved in Project Forward, both of which are in Topeka.

When I was doing my degree work, I took all of the creative writing courses I possibly could – I even took a mass media course – because I knew I wanted to write well, but I also wanted to help others write well. Let’s face it: When working for the public, nothing states professionalism better than the written word, and I can help you with that. Graphics are great, a well-organized website is awesome, but when it comes down to it, if your message isn’t clear or is riddled with errors, depending on your niche, some potential customers will most definitely be turned off and look elsewhere.

I have a Bachelors of Integrated Studies in Holistic Wellness, as well as a health coaching certification, which means I’m dedicated to those things I want to achieve and am willing to put in the work. I’ve been creating websites since the late 1990s and have used WordPress for the past decade. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and the written word along with the rules of grammar have always been something I’ve enjoyed. I’ve been creating marketing materials for the past decade as well, not to mention graphics, but not in the sense that I’m a graphic designer. I’m proficient in programs such as Canva and Picmonkey, and I know my way around PSP. Let’s just say when it comes to computer things, if I don’t already know how to do something, I usually pick up on it quickly.

Since technology is always changing, I do my best to keep up with most of those changes, through reading articles and books or taking online courses. If you need assistance with something not listed as one of my skills,  just ask. You never know if there may be a connection there.

I’ve learned a lot of things in my journey to build my own business, and I want to offer that knowledge and experience to help you with yours. 

I look forward to working with you!

Your business support specialist,
Tracie Neill