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Hi! I’m Pepper MAkepeace

When I finally mustered up the courage to launch my own coaching and web design business in 2008, it’s like I could finally breathe. ⁣Supporting others while honoring my values, utilizing my tech skills, and being creative – it’s been a dream come true. It feeds my soul to help solopreneurs grow their businesses through social media strategy, web design tools, and business planning. 

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