Jackie Babicky-Peterson

How do your colleagues describe you?

Jackie is dedicated to the success of solopreneurs whether they are solos, creatives or encores. She is not only a great teacher, but she is full of ideas and connects her clients to resources they can use to grow their enterprises.

Why do you do what you do?

I believe there are major changes taking place in the shape of the workforce. I know people can get back on their feet and create a flow of income for themselves by monetizing their expertise and creating a viable, valuable solo business. We can do what we love, what we know, make a difference in the world and make money to support retirement.


Jackie is a CPA, coach, author and consultant who has been an instructor and strategic advisor at the SBDC for over 16 years. Jackie developed the Encore and Solo Business Builders program, as well as the Encore Concept Development program, to help those over 50 monetize the knowledge and expertise they have gained in a lifetime of working. Jackie is a longtime entrepreneur and a published author.