Micro-businesses are companies with annual sales and assets valued at less than $250,000 per year and with fewer than 5 employees, including the owner. At least 49% of all businesses are home-based. You may be thinking, “But I don’t have any marketable skills!” What are you already doing for free that could be channeled into a micro-business—graphic design, dog-walking, babysitting, writing, yard work, sewing, teaching? If creating a business like this sounds exciting, join us to learn some basic building blocks of starting a micro-business.

Katie Dugdale is a child of God, lover of Christ, wife to an amazing man and mom to 4 beautiful kids. Her family has been homeschooling from the beginning and have just finished their twelfth year. It is a constant journey. Each of Katie’s kids was born in a different state. They have many chapters in their story, and Katie has several years of teaching experience through the public school system, homeschooling her own children, working with the church youth group, and teaching in local homeschool co-ops. Katie holds a degree in early childhood education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. She served on the board of directors of the Henderson County Homeschool Association for six years as activities director, treasurer and secretary. Katie now co-directs Classical Scholars Homeschool Co-op in Mills River, NC.

Marji McIlvaine and husband, Rick, homeschooled for 26 years in 4 states and are now officially retired as homeschool parents. All 6 of their children have graduated from their homeschool, half are college graduates or students or working. Marji’s heart is to encourage other parents in the homeschool journey. She served on the board of Henderson County Homeschool Association for 20 years, administers the Woodcock-Johnson test in WNC, and teaches homeschoolers online and in-person with Master’s Mark Academics, Luma Learn, BBC tutorials and Classical Scholars Tutorials. Marji also tutors students with reading difficulties. She has a passion for foreign languages, science, writing, history and, oh, the whole of God’s incredible creation, and for sharing the joy in those subjects with her own children and others in our homeschooling community.

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