“Business Partner”, “Virtual Manager”, “Calmer of Chaos”, “Integrator” and her all-time fav, “Wrangler” are just a few of the many titles used to describe the variety of ways in which Marisa brings balance to creative service-based small businesses. Virtual Zen was cultivated from a driving passion to create something impactful, result oriented and personal. After working for some time within a small business scalerator, Marisa began to find common trends in challenges small businesses face when trying to scale. So many get tangled in the organization and execution of all the things, forcing them to work in their business instead of on their business and it’s possible growth trajectory. After all, the smallest of details a lot of times can have the biggest lasting impact. When not behind her desk, you can catch Marisa on an outdoor adventure with her hubby and two pup-babes, sharing space with fellow kick-ass boss babes or out and about scouting out cute new coffee shops.

Marisa,

Founder of Virtual Zen

Mallory,

Web Developer

Mallory is a web developer specializing in sites related to health, fitness, beauty, and fashion. After receiving a Certificate of Software Development, she decided to use her skills to help small business owners create a website that delivers a solid brand message. She loves a minimalist, dark, edgy aesthetic both in her websites and everyday life. When Mallory isn’t working, you can catch her at the gym or watching Impractical Jokers.

Courtney,

Designer

Courtney is a visual designer focused on brand identity and website creation for creative women in business. Courtney’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of digital creation dates back to designing business cards in MS Publisher at age 11 for her father’s construction company. At age 13, she discovered Myspace and began designing custom graphics and layouts for friends and local bands. Fast forward to 2018, Courtney took a leap of faith, quit her corporate job and built her own design biz. Now she helps other creative solopreneurs do the same by guiding them through the brand design process to build a brand they love. When she’s not behind her MacBook, you can find Courtney spending time with her family, scoping out new vegan restaurants to try or rewatching episodes of Friends for the zillionth time.

Lauren,

Founder of Coffee + Cacti

Lauren is the Founder of Coffee + Cacti, where she offers virtual assistance in administration and Pinterest management. Lauren’s purpose and passion is to create harmony in the day-to-day tasks, so you can enjoy your coffee a little longer. When she is not working on your business goals, you can find her seeking out new adventures with her family, wrangling her son, enjoying films or searching for new makeup ideas. She is rarely found without a cup of coffee or Healthy Human in hand.

Katie,

Founder of Muse Room

Katie is the founder of Muse Room which is a hub for makers, dreamers and humans ready to be inspired. What started as a podcast, where Katie interviews fellow creatives and small business owners, has now flourished into a community. Now she helps others manifest their dream podcasts into reality. Katie is passionate about podcasting and wants to make the platform easier for those who dream of having their own. She can support you through podcast coaching or podcast management. When Katie isn't listening to podcasts or producing them, she is probably in the kitchen experimenting with a new ramen recipe or curled up on the couch with her boyfriend, Tony and dog Josie binging a new show on Netflix. Katie is a shy extrovert so you can also find her at a Cleveland networking event or eating at one of the many incredible restaurants her city has to offer.

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