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It was November 2013 when we pressed “publish” on our very first website announcing the official start to Skidmore Consulting! A decade has passed since that day and I can hardly believe it!  I sit here humbled and so very grateful for the ability to do this work for the past ten years. Being self-employed […]

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When I graduated from college I immediately started working as a Fortune 100 Financial Advisor. Technically I was “self-employed” in that role and had to start figuring out the world of health insurance. We helped a lot of our clients with health insurance and the landscape looked much different then.  However, when I left my […]

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How to Grow Your Business Without Social Media | Work and Play Podcast Feature If there’s one thing I’m known for besides talking about money, it’s my decision to quit social media. What started as a year-long break in 2017 has turned into a completely different way of doing business. Since replacing our Instagram traffic […]

One of the greatest honors of my life (other than being a wife to Kyle and mama to Madelyn) is getting to help others build businesses around the life they want to live. Each month we spotlight one of our incredible students and this month I’m beyond thrilled to feature Grace Paul! Grace is building […]

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APPLE PODCASTS | SPOTIFY | STITCHER Shay Cochrane: The 16 Hour CEO From living on food stamps to building a multi-six-figure photography business in just 16 hours a week, Shay Cochrane has perfected the art of working smarter, not harder.  Shay is the CEO and Founder of Elevae Visuals (formerly Social Squares), a styled stock membership for creative entrepreneurs. […]

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“Work less but make more.” It’s a goal I hear often, especially in the event industry. When I first met Mary Love Richardson (owner of Rosemary & Finch Floral Design) back in 2015 and learned she was taking on over 50 events per year, I knew, and she knew, that workload wasn’t sustainable for the […]

Every year I set a goal to read twelve books—mostly new, some repeats. I like to mix books from four categories: on life, on work, autobiographies, and fiction books. While I do a lot of research before making my final book list, I have embarked on some real duds over the years (which I now […]

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APPLE PODCASTS | SPOTIFY | STITCHER What is enough? It’s a question Shanna Skidmore has become known for asking, but to her surprise, knowing what you need to fund the life you want and keep the business lights on isn’t something many in the finance world feel the need to talk about. In fact, she […]

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If you do this one thing, you cannot fail. Back in my days as a Fortune 100 financial advisor, that’s exactly what I was promised. And for five years I thought about that one thing each and every year when I was setting my goals, yet year after year I fell short. What I couldn’t […]

Confession: I’ve totally been that person a week before taxes were due sorting through receipts and trying to get my quickbooks up to date. I know from experience that if you don’t make room to stay on top of your finances consistently, it’s a task that inevitably ends up on the back burner. When Kyle […]

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Before starting my company I was on the traditional path to a career in private equity. I was applying for my MBA and interviewing with private equity firms after leaving my position as a controller for a start-up fashion designer. The stars were aligning and my big finance dream was looking like a reality… until […]

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I think we can all agree, finances is one of the most intimidating parts of running a business. Even as a former fortune 100 financial advisor with a business degree, I still get stumped from time to time on tax forms and the “right” way to do something when it comes to my business dollars. […]

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