Do-It-Yourself Advice

All the Stuff They Didn’t Teach You


It’s time to put on your big-kid pants and go out on your own. The problem is you don’t know what you don’t know when it comes to running a business. You’re not looking for someone to hold your hand, but you wanna get the business basics down so you can start making some money around here!

Business isn’t a dirty word. If you’re ready to make money doing what you love, it’s time to learn when to do what and why to do what.


You’re in the Right Place if You Want Resources that Are Quick & Cheap (or Free)

Questions about what else you can be doing? Don’t be afraid to reach out!

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Just Starting?

Then start smart

This Guide will teach you what you need to know about the legal and financial aspects of starting your own business, plus other business essentials, all with clear, actionable steps.

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Now available in print and e-book on Amazon.

“Rachel’s book is a treasure trove of useful information for new members of the wellness small business community. Starting a business is a bit like becoming a parent for the first time… if you knew how much work was required upfront, you might run screaming in the opposite direction! Health and Wellness Biz 101 breaks each aspect of organizing your business into digestible tasks with clear instructions (and workbook pages to craft your unique vision). Whether your new business will serve as your paycheck, your passion, or both- Rachel’s guidebook should be required reading.” – Sandy, yoga studio owner of 13 years

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Biz Questions?

Want quick, FREE cures for your business problems?

Join me live on Facebook the first Thursday of every month at 10AM for your Health & Wellness Biz Check-Up. Or catch the video later, when it’s convenient for you.

In 5 or so minutes, I discuss problems you may be facing as a business owner and how to address them.

Disclaimer: these videos are for educational purposes only. They are not intended to provide legal advice and do not create an attorney-client relationship.


Iowa Business & Legal Resources

Iowa Center for Economic Success offers free classes and talks, as well as paid courses like DreamBuilder.

Iowa Small Business Development Centeroffers online courses, as well as free individual counseling.

IASourceLink connects you with other resources, like licensing and funding information, and upcoming classes around Iowa.

Free Legal Advice
(for those who qualify) 

Drake Legal Clinic and University of Iowa Legal Clinic provide legal services to entrepreneurs and nonprofits. Services are provided by law students under the supervision of experienced, licensed attorneys.  

Iowa Legal Aid provides legal services to low-income Iowans who own small businesses. You can apply online.