I am Gwen Bortner, and I’m an instructor, speaker, facilitator, and business consultant. My greatest joy is providing the information or insight that results in someone experiencing their personal “light bulb moment.” My goal is to help soloprenuers and small business owners spend less time stressing over the back-office activities and more time creating, developing and growing successful businesses. I can help you accomplish this by simplifying accounting, increasing productivity, streamlining work flow, providing training and consulting on a variety of other back-office activities.
I believe in abundance — professionally and personally. As such, I always strive to share as much knowledge and experience as I possess. I know from experience when my students, audience and clients are successful, I am successful as well. A rising tide raises all boats!
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Over the past few weeks I have spent most of my time thinking about what creates a good leader. Although there is much written on the subject, I believe it comes down to three key elements. Each of these elements will be defined differently based on the particular environment and situation, but the core fundamentals are […]
Many times opportunities travel at a snail’s pace, decisions take weeks or even months, and transitions are slow. But sometimes the opposite happens. The latter was the case for me most recently. An opportunity was presented to me, a decision was made within a few days, successful negotiations took less than an hour to complete and […]
In the past few weeks, there have been many changes at GwenBortner.com — none of which are visible in any tangible way. This is because all of the changes have occurred in my mind. This is the trick of any change. The initial change is small, possibly minute, often so subtle that nobody actually notices. […]
I have often been described as “well-read” even though I am not actually a reader. Obviously, I know how to read, but I have never found it particularly enjoyable even though I do find it valuable. However, because I don’t gravitate to reading naturally, I usually arrive at the end of the year thinking I probably […]
Every other Friday I post about what has been happening over the previous two weeks. It is part of my “Show Your Work” experiment I started in the fall. If you have been following along, you will note things have changed quite a bit. But ultimately, that is a significant part of what this experiment […]
It doesn’t matter how you define it, doing the hard thing is, well, hard. But the hard thing is most often the thing that we really need to do to make a difference for ourselves or others (often both). Regrets rarely accompany doing the hard thing and often go hand-in-hand with choosing the easy option. […]