The Self-Employed Academy Celebrates First Round of Graduates

Meeting the demands of a new economy and the current trend to entrepreneurship, The Self-Employed Academy is offering a six-week course called "The Secret Formula for Self-Employed Success" for those professionals wanting to make a significant change in their businesses.

Portland, OR, July 23, 2009 --( “…Refreshingly informal and non-intimidating…but as informative as any university-level business management or marketing class. The supporting materials are densely-packed with fresh ideas, thoughtful analysis and practical solutions. I leave every meeting elated at the new possibilities I have discovered, and I am grateful for the steady support and sound advice.”

- J. Gardner, Graphic Designer
Portland, OR

This from just one of the many recent graduates of the 6-week course called "The Secret Formula for Self-Employed Success" held in Portland Oregon this past Spring.

With the economy in crisis and people getting laid of at an alarming rate, more and more experts are starting their own businesses. Just like the students who recently finished this highly sought after business course. But with one big difference, these entrepreneurs are prepared to take on the new economy and the way business is being done with an actual action plan that covers such areas as marketing, packaging, promotion, creating buzz, and financial stability. The course even went as far as finding your personality trait and how to use it as a business asset.

The Self-Employed Academy uses facilitators like Roberta Mac Laren of and Barbara Saunders founder of the Self Employed Creative Professional ( who currently run their own successful business. They bring business knowledge, background and stability mixed with enthusiasm to this timely and much needed business course.

The next 6-week session at the academy is scheduled to start September 9, 2009. Also planned is a 3-day intensive in Fall.

To find out more information about the Self-Employed Academy, or to register for this course go to

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Roberta Mac Laren