Founded By Meg Keene
Practical Business School was started by Meg Keene during the pandemic of 2020.
Meg has a 13+ year history of running online businesses. She founded A Practical Wedding as a Blogspot on her kitchen table in 2008 and grew it into one of the largest online wedding publications. She’s also run a feminist summer camp for grown-ass women and helped design a collection of plus-size wedding dresses that was featured in Vogue Business. She’s a Creative Director whose work has been featured in Ad Week, an SEO and digital marketing specialist, and deeply believes in the power of women making money.
The goal of Practical Business School is to pass on the knowledge she learned the hard way, to help you fast track your business success.
6. MAKE COOL SHIT
7. TAKE UP SPACE
8. PROFITS ARE POWER
3. NO BULLSHIT
4. THERE ARE MANY TRUTHS
5. TRANSFORM PAIN INTO POWER
1. DIVERSITY + TOLERANCE
2. SHOW THE HELL UP
3. SAFE SPACE MATTERS
We have deep experience working with entrepreneurs. But we’ve learned through a decade of creating community and content around issues of women, money, and self-worth, that many of the same ideas that push femme small business owners’ work forward are also vital for women in more traditional careers.
At PBS we focus on mindset (because de-programming all that patriarchal nonsense is foundational to building our empires), money, networking, and hardcore skill-building.
We’re here to build big things and take up space, be those in small businesses or boardrooms.
At Practical Business School, our goal is to help women build amazing shit and get it out into the world.
In the summer of 2020, we launched Practical Business School’s first-ever program: Summer Session.
Based on prior masterminds we had created for wedding vendors over at A Practical Wedding, Summer Session was focused on providing education, community, and accountability to support and empower women to step out of their comfort zones, take up space, make more money, and contribute their gifts to the world.
We planned to get started with a group of 20 women, to see how things went. One week later we had to close our application process early since we’d filled 70 slots and counting (more than at capacity). These women were a mix of business owners, side hustlers, and career women.
Turns out we’d hit on something needed.
Meg Keene is the Founder of Practical Business School, an in demand business coach for female entrepreneurs, and Editor-in-chief of A Practical Wedding. Meg has published two books: A Practical Wedding, and A Practical Wedding Planner, both top sellers on the wedding bookshelf. Her passion is teaching women entrepreneurs and giving them the skills they need to level up and make more money. Meg’s has been featured in in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Atlantic, Bustle, and Refinery 29, among many others. She currently resides in Northern California with her husband and two kids.
Keriann has been A Practical Wedding’s Director of Partnerships for the past seven years. She has helped grow Practical Business School from the ground up, working in both operations as a lead coach. Her small business expertise includes branding, marketing, portfolio reviews, website critiques, marketing copy, and accounting. She has fifteen years of experience working closely with entrepreneurs and managing small businesses in a variety of industries from dance, theater, film and television, to non-profits, independent publishing, and interior design.
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We all have hidden superpowers. You can spot them in the moments you feel truly in flow. In the things that people tell you that nobody else does quite like you.
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