Stop working so many late nights

If you're a solopreneur with a mile-long To Do list, you've probably realized by now that you can't clone yourself. But you really wish you could because there just aren't enough hours in the day to draft new blog posts, schedule (and grow) your social media, design your online courses, write a book, and — oh yeah — eat, sleep, and spend time with family.

When your "I'll get to it later," pile has taken over your desk and you feel like social media is taking over your life, it's time to think about a better way.

If only you could trust someone else

You need someone organized, who delivers polished, professional work, and it'd also be really nice if she had as much dedication and love for your business as you do. I thrive on partnering with business owners who want to spend more time working to their strengths and doing the things they love.

Hello, I'm Nicole

business help for overwhelmed entrepreneurs

I am mom to an energetic pre-schooler, two spoiled cats, and a goldendoodle pup; wife to a fantastic hubby who knows exactly how I like my tea; and I'm obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

“ashleyNicole is super reliable, professional, and so easy to work with. I handed everything off to her, and she took it from there! I loved her attention to detail and keen eye for graphic design. It was such a relief to have her take some things off my plate.


Why I started my business

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I used to work a 7-6 corporate job. (What is this 9-5 thing people keep talking about?) I went to grad school at night, I spent my weekends in the library working on team projects and writing case studies, and I always felt like something was missing in my career. I felt like a square peg in a round hole, searching for something that didn't exist.

A year after we earned our MBAs — yes, together! — we had our first child. I'm pretty sure every parent out there can relate to having NO IDEA what's in store for you after the baby arrives. It totally turns your life upside down in wonderful and unexpected ways. After months of a stressful family life and trying to balance two more-than-full-time jobs with a newborn, we realized it just wasn't working for us.

This was unchartered territory for me. Suddenly, I had a baby and a husband who needed a little more support than I could give him (stretched every which way that I was). I left my job to become the part-time Studio Manager of a wedding photography studio.

I'd never imagined what life as a (part-time) stay-at-home parent would be like, but it was seriously the best of both worlds to be able to work in a professional capacity while also getting to experience life as a SAHM. I wish every parent had the opportunity to spend as much time as possible during that first year of life (and onward) with their little ones.

When O entered toddlerhood, I found myself facing a REALLY BIG DECISION. The owner of the photography studio decided to scale back from a studio of many photographers to just one, and I was left at a crossroads.

Did I want to go back to corporate work?

Did I want to open a cloth diaper store (a passion project niggling in the back of my mind)?

Did I finally want to start that business that I always wanted, but was too afraid, to pursue?

I jumped, and I'm so happy that I did. I am passionate about helping others achieve balance between the "hustle" and the things that make them feel happy and fulfilled. For me, that's my family, and I thank you sincerely for supporting us.

Love,
Nicole


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Education & Training

I'm a lifelong learner. I equally love using my left and right brains (yes, you're reading that right, I have an English degree with a minor in mathematics). I bridge my creative and analytical sides to create beautiful and functional business "art". Some entrepreneurs want nothing to do with the running the business side of things, but it's my favorite!

B.A. English, Minor Mathematics

University of New England, summa cum laude

When I first went off to college (a bit longer ago than I'd like to admit), I was a biochemistry major. A year into it, I got cold feet. The thought of being so specialized, of working in the same field or in a lab for the rest of my life, paralyzed me. So, I changed schools and focused on my second major, English.

M.B.A. Business Administration

University of Southern Maine, summa cum laude

Years after my undergraduate studies, I knew that I wanted to return to school, but I still didn't know what I wanted to do when I grew up, so choosing a graduate program was daunting. The choice came down to law school or business school. My heart told me that I belonged in business school, where I could learn skills that would be useful in any industry, at any time. My heart was right.

Lean Six Sigma

Black Belt Trained, Green Belt Certified

After I earned my M.B.A., a friend of mine joked, "Are you done yet?" Learning has always been my passion. I found myself loving the efficiency of operations management: finding ways to make service smoother, quicker, and more satisfactory to the customer. For solopreneurs who wear all of the hats for their business, the Lean Six Sigma skill set is invaluable.


personal growth coach and reiki masterI am very thrilled to have had Nicole edit my journal! Her notes were simple and concise, and at the same time very insightful and helpful. Nicole was able to easily point out which sentences in my book were weak, repetitive, or unnecessary, and offered solid suggestions on stronger ways to say what I wanted to say.

I am incredibly pleased not only with Nicole’s promptness in completing my project but also with her strong editing skills. I highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking for a tighter, stronger manuscript or writing project of any kind!