Tuff Stuff Business Empowerment


TRUE TO YOU: Empathic and intuitive organizational guidance and websites for tender/tough folks.


Tuff Stuff Business Empowerment offers capacity building, website creation, and skillshare for small businesses and organizations. We know that creating and managing a business or project is tuff stuff and you need a guide and an advocate on your side who will listen, give feedback, plan, and motivate. Tuff Stuff Business Empowerment will meet you where you are in your process and help you to organize and build your vision at your own pace. Let’s work together!




Empowering clients by listening, providing feedback, and creating action plans around a business or idea that can be implemented in fun and creative ways. Capacity building is a coaching relationship that can include:

  • Visioning - scheming for the future and generating goals to get there

  • Strategizing - identifying key players and action steps

  • Timelining - organizing tasks and to-do lists into a manageable schedule

  • Designing - creating simple graphics, templates, and marketing materials to achieve your vision

  • Accountability - structure and support while you implement your plan


Website Creation

Creating simple, functional template-based websites through WordPress or Squarespace. Already have a website? We are happy to assess your current site and give it a boost.

  • All websites are designed on WordPress or Squarespace, are responsive, and are integrated with google analytics, social media, and e-newsletter platforms

  • Additional costs for e-commerce, content creation/content editing, photo editing, google analytics reporting

  • Website packages and website maintenance subscriptions available

  • Development process: Initial survey → Initial planning meeting to discuss needs, timeline, costs → Proposal → Accept proposal and finalize action plan → two follow up meetings and two basic revisions → website tutorial → Launch!



Empowering business owners to take hold of frustrating tasks through problem solving and building knowledge. These are focused sessions to tackle a specific obstacle, including technology, google apps, website editing, social media, formatting, and more.

  • Skillshare topics include: basic operating systems (PC, Mac, iPhone), Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, WordPress, Squarespace, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Square, Paypal, Shopify, Facebook, Instagram, Photoshop, Lucidpress, Google analytics, Formatting, Troubleshooting

  • Written how-tos, resource sharing, and referrals if needed

Jess’s invaluable assistance came into my life at just the right moment. I was feeling so frustrated, as a more ‘right-brained’ entrepreneur. Truly, I don’t know what I would have done without her. Perhaps most of all, she had my back and really understood my vision. She is an enthusiastic cheerleader, even when I wasn’t able to see the value of what I do. She never wavers, and puts not only her expertise but her heart into everything she does. I am extremely grateful.
— Nina Hart, founder of Writing from the Top of Your Head