My mission is to start a movement of creative entrepreneurs committed to building profitable, sustainable businesses purpose-built to support the lifestyle of their dreams. I believe in laying down the chaos. I believe in picking up contentment. I believe we can bring the basics back to small business. I believe in hard work and stewardship of gifts. Summed up in a phrase, business built for life!
Around here we are all about equipping men and women across the world with the business and finance tools they need to actually make money doing what they love! If you're passionate about serving a growing community, impacting the world and thousands of individual lives along the way—all while getting to sip chai lattes and work where you work best—well, this might just be the perfect place for you to thrive!
If you've landed here on the careers page, you've probably seen my face floating around the social media world or heard my name from a fellow creative friend. But this is a story you may not know ...
Back in 2011 my finance career was uprooted, my plan took a different turn and I felt quite lost. After a few years of working a stable job, I took a crazy leap and decided to sweep floors for a wedding floral designer. Unsure of my calling I decided to follow my curiosity.
It didn't take long to realize floral design wasn't my calling in life (although I still carry a deep love of flowers to this day). But somewhere in those long days of schlepping buckets and stripping flower stems, I discovered my knack for talking about money in an industry that had a tendency to avoid the conversation. Skidmore Consulting was born and the mission to make finance approachable and business strategy less complicated has taken off like wild fire. Five years later and that is still our #1 mission.
Just a few short years ago I felt pretty lost, aimless and unsure of my purpose.
Around here we are all about encouraging, equipping and empowering creative business owners! That means we put a great deal of care into every single thing we put out! We live in a noisy world, that's why we make it a priority to develop products and content that will always be a great investment for our clients.
For our work & for our community. Our company culture is built on maintaining a positive, figure-it-out attitude. This is a team full of team players and happy faces are our favorite kind of faces. We love what we do and that enthusiasm is contagious!
We believe the best in our customers, in each other as a team, and in our industry. That allows us to keep our head down and do our best work. We can cheer others on and not get caught in limiting believes, scarcity mindset, or making assumptions.
While we work very hard, our healthiest self is our best self. We are purposeful about designing great boundaries for healthy work/life balance as we are models for our clients every day. Family life is a priority. That means we are intentional about spending time where it counts while at home and while at work and not getting caught in distraction, procrastination or clutter.
We want to be a company known for our thoughtfulness. We believe it's the smallest details that set us apart. The things that may be overlooked at first, but are missed when they aren't there. This includes being quick to respond, going above and beyond in caring for others, and going the extra mile for each other and our community.
While we do not believe our worth is wrapped up in our work, around here it is our great honor and privilege to serve the creative business community. It's our passion that our content help restore marriages, build financial freedom and sustainable business practices. For healthy businesses, healthy homes and healthy lives.
We are honest, humble and trustworthy. We tell the truth and take responsibility for our actions even when (especially when) it feels inconvenient and hurts a little. We firmly adhere to moral values and act out of these standards in everything we do.
We are continually growing, learning, and seeking to improve ourselves, our work and our impact. We tackle the prospect of failure head-on with the bigger picture and purpose in mind. This is a small, start-up company. We must keep a figure-it-out attitude about us at all times!
We are on-mission to empower the lives of our clients, that's what the core of financial planning is all about. At the very same time, we want to model that same health in our own lives : at work and at home. While our work is important, we want to maintain perspective always and not let this good thing become an ultimate thing.
Trust me, you won't spend your days scrolling pinterest and counting down the clock here! You will be challenged daily to dream big, think strategically and hone in on those problem-solving skills. We are committed to making sure each team member is placed in a position that uniquely fits his/her gifts, talents, passions and desires. That means that you'll be working within your unique strengths while also learning to refine areas of personal and professional growth.
Around here we get to see the direct impact our work has on the lives of our customers. That's super rewarding! While we work really hard and have very full days, each night you can go home knowing that your work matters, it's changing lives, and making a positive impact in the world. And though we spend a lot of time behind the screen, we make it a priority to celebrate wins together (both individually and as a collective team). It's nice to not feel alone.
Work/Life balance isn't just a dream around here, it's a priority. You'll have plenty of time for family, friends, travel and self-care due to our working schedule. Other than the very rare occasions, working on weekends is considered a crime (or atleast politely discouraged!).
All without sacrificing pay or benefits. Click here to learn more about our benefits for full time, salaried employees.
Work where you work best! Our main concern is with your work output, achieving your work tasks—not your presence at a desk in a cubical! While working remotely isn't for everyone, we hire proactive, responsive, ambitious and reliable team members that can handle the responsibility of this extra freedom. We want you to work where you work best. Our home base is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee and though our office is mainly virtual we do frequently host in-person team meetings, group outings and social events (so somewhat local is encouraged).
We are a service based company, that means we are a team of people who love to serve. We only recruit individuals who are deeply talented, extremely competent, and possess impeccable character. Our team is focused, disciplined, and strategic in creating only those products that serve our mission. As a member of our team, you will be highly valued, respected, and able to hone in on important, thought-out objectives. We believe it takes a village, and therefore rely on each member to pull their individual weight so we as a collective whole can move towards the bigger mission and vision.