Learn how to transform the way you work. Manage like you mean it.

Overwhelm is the #1 killer of small businesses. In Susan Fennema’s highly regarded keynotes, you’ll learn how to put chaos to rest so you can propel your business forward.

Hear from the expert on these topics: 

  • Project management 
  • Small business operations 
  • Small business and virtual business life 

Key Audiences 

The key audiences Susan is best suited to speak to include:

  • small business owners
  • solopreneurs
  • contractors/freelancers in the professional service industries

Key Topics

01. Structure Sets You Free

Control your time and be free to do what you actually want to do! In other words: why structure matters, the difference between process, policies and procedures, and which systems and SaaS tools are a must. 

02. Project Management 101

The basics for small businesses to better manage projects with their clients and their teams. What is project management? And what is it not? What special skills do project managers bring to your project that others cannot?

03. Talking Money with Clients

Talk about money early and often! This topic helps business owners and contractors get comfortable talking about money. For example: ballparking estimates, negotiation skills, how to avoid working for free, managing project changes, invoicing and setting terms, and making sure you ask for what you’re worth.

04. 3 Ways to Control Chaos in Your Small Business

All business owners want to manage their business well, but are you managing yours with intention? A plan? Is there a method to the madness? In addition, you can download her ebook on this same topic.

05. Virtual Business Life

How to manage employees and contractors remotely. How to build a team environment and how to be present while not actually being present.

Past Appearances

Previous speaking engagements include:

Scaling Smart with Trusty Oak and Beyond the Chaos [Video]

Centricity podcast: Get Organized! with Susan Fennema [Video & Podcast]

FileMaker Developer Conference 2019: Talking Money With Clients 

Elusive Moose Conference: Managing Yourself to Success

BizTV: Structure Sets You Free

Business Insanity Talk Radio: Helping Small Business Gain Control of Their Lives

Freelance Transformation: Free Yourself From the Chaos

Scaling Smart through Delegation with Trusty Oak

See more examples of Susan’s speaking appearances on the Beyond the Chaos YouTube channel.

About Susan Fennema

Susan FennemaSusan Fennema, Fractional COO, Chaos Eradicating Officer (CEO) and owner of Beyond the Chaos, is available to speak on your podcast, radio/TV show, webinar, panel, or conference. Beyond the Chaos is a consultancy helping overwhelmed small business owners simplify their operations and manage their projects so they can grow their businesses and get their lives back.

With 30+ years of operations/project management experience in professional service industries, Susan is on a mission to improve American society exponentially by reducing overwhelm from small business owners’ lives. When not making multi-course dinners, she enjoys Texas A&M football games and Blackhawks hockey. She lives and works from her home in McKinney, Texas, with her husband, dog, and cat. Read her full bio here.

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