Shelf Scouter Attends NAPO2015 to Learn From the Industry’s Best

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reading about the experiences of various NAPO members who attended this year’s Conference. Today we’ll hear from Lindsay Fairman, creator of Shelf Scouter, who attended as an exhibitor and new corporate partner. Have you ever had the feeling that you’re exactly where you belong? The feeling that you’ve found “your people”? You know, the people…

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Shooting for the Stars: The NAPO Authorship SIG Bookstore

Are you enjoying the NAPO2015 recap so far? I know I am! The fun continues today with a great post by Hazel Thornton about a very special booth at the Organizing Expo. I caught wind of it through some discussions on Facebook when it was in the planning stages, and it sounds like it was a great success! The NAPO2015…

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Personal Photo Organizing: The Up and Coming Niche for Professional Organizers

Organizing is a very diverse field, with so many options for specialization. Some of the possibilities we’ve featured in the past include Family Manager Coach, Organizer Coach, Concierge, Senior Move Manager, and ADHD Coach. Today we welcome Natalie Gallagher with information about becoming a Personal Photo Organizer. How often do you come across boxes of disorganized print photos In the…

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10 tips for a successful organizing business

To be a successful organizing coach or consultant, you need knowledge, a passion for imparting that knowledge to others, and basic business skills. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve talked about a number of resources for professional development and networking to help you attain those skills. Today I’m happy to share my top tips to help you start and…

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Beyond NAPO & POC: Resources to help you start and grow your organizing business

In last week’s post, How to start a professional organizing business, I explained why new organizers should get involved with National Association for Professional Organizers (NAPO) or Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) right from the start. Already done that? Not quite ready to take that step? Don’t feel an American or Canadian association is a good fit for you? Read…

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How to start a professional organizing business

Are you interested in becoming a professional organizer? Maybe you were born to organize and are looking for a way to make money doing what you love. Maybe you’ve read about professional organizers in a magazine or seen them featured on a TV show and thought, “Hey, I could do that!” However you learned about this relatively new but fast-growing…

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Professional Organizer Training and Coaching

As I mentioned last week, speaking with vendors at the Organizing Expo was one of the highlights of attending the recent NAPO Conference. There were so many booths that I wasn’t able to visit them all, but I was impressed with those I did. Today I’m going to share the information I received about various training and coaching programs for…

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My First NAPO Conference

Since becoming part of the organizing industry in 2002, I’ve attended seven POC Conferences as a member, a speaker, or an exhibitor – one year I was all three – but until last week I had never been to a NAPO Conference. It would take me days to tell you everything that made it a wonderful experience, but here are…

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