begin your biz challenge

NOTE: The Begin Your Biz Challenge has since been archived, however you can still do it yourself with the Begin Your Biz in 15 Minutes/Day BOOK!

Having a business isn't all fun and games. Sometimes it's overwhelming and confusing!

The Begin Your Biz Challenge is here to help you out with all of that.

You get daily 15-minute action steps—all year long—which will help you keep moving your business forward... even when you feel overwhelmed with what you should spend your time working on.

The Begin Your Biz Challenge includes...

  • 15-minute daily action steps to help you get started + make progress with your business
  • Monthly themes (so that the daily action steps all tie in together)
  • Additional time-management tips and practical small business resources

Please note that the Begin Your Biz Challenge took place in a Facebook group for 3 years, before it was revamped to place in your email inbox—and now it's a book!

“When I began taking the Begin Your Biz Challenge in November 2016, I was just starting out with my business and trying to take in as much information as I could. Of course, like many others before me, I learned there were lots of shiny objects out there and way too many things for one person to do. I needed to simplify... And as a result of doing the Begin Your Biz Challenge, I was able to get clear and focused and implement systems into my business.

Sagan makes the daily challenges very doable (one action step to accomplish in just 15 minutes) and provides additional resources if you need more information. Even two years later, I still follow along with each monthly challenge, because there might be a step I missed the first time around and there’s always something new to learn. Plus, businesses change and grow and things can always be tweaked and improved!”

- Paula, Begin Your Biz member

The Begin Your Biz Challenge has been archived, but you can still enjoy it when you grab the book!

Your daily action steps will help you out with the following tasks in your business... 

  • Setting business goals
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  • Creating a business plan
  • Organizing your home office
  • Managing your time more effectively
  • Reducing business overwhelm
  • Managing burnout
  • Juggling niches as a multi-passionate creative
  • Boosting confidence
  • Automating business systems
  • Streamlining your processes
  • Getting focused
  • Overcoming fear
  • Marketing and finding clients
  • Improving client relationships
  • ...and more!

Check out what Begin Your Biz Challenge participants had to say after the very first month of the challenge...

About your host...

Hi! I'm Sagan, a published author and small business strategist with more than a decade of experience as a freelance writer, editor, and social media manager. And when I first started as a freelancer, I found it just as overwhelming as you do.

I get it: I've been there.

The first time I tried my hand at full-time freelancing, I hustled hard before getting a ton of work. It was fantastic! But when those projects wrapped up (which they all seemed to do at around the same time), I realized I had NO IDEA how to proceed. I didn't have a strategy in place, and I didn't have a clue how to find clients or thrive as a freelancer. I panicked. So I took the first office job I found, grateful for the security. Except... it wasn't enough. I wanted the flexibility and freedom of freelancing. I wanted to call the shots and work on projects I LOVED.

It took a couple years of freelancing on the side before I took the leap to be a full-time freelancer again. And this time, I set up the systems and processes that would lead me to building an incredibly successful and profitable freelancing business.

Throughout the years, I've juggled a LOT of different type of work, and looking back, I'm pretty pleased with how much I've discovered I can accomplish by using my time better.

The Begin Your Biz Challenge enables you to get more done in less time. It doesn't matter how busy your life is—I'm making things super easy so that even if you only have 15 minutes/day to work on your side hustle, you can still make real progress with it every step along the way. Enjoy!

"I learned an organized, efficient method for batch-creating content this month. The checklist you provided was so helpful and just walked me through the process of creating new content pieces, step by step.

Also, the model of 15-minute segments kept me from getting overwhelmed! The preliminary work we did at the beginning of the month was eye-opening in letting me see where the gaps are between what my intention is and what I have actually provided my reader so far. Thank you, Sagan!!"

- Kelly, Begin Your Biz member


  1. Grab the paperback version on Amazon
  2. Download it to your favourite e-reader:
  3. Get 3 e-versions (mobi, epub, and pdf), plus fillable checklists for each month's 15-minute action steps, when you purchase directly through the site