Don’t waste time fixing things that aren’t broken

Everything about entrepreneurship is better when you business runs like a well-oiled machine.

Staying stuck is not an option

An idea, a resource or the right connection can make all the difference. The Spark is FREE and can get you moving again.

Execute consistently and effectively everyday

Three simple strategies can make all the difference in your entrepreneurial journey.

Another program is not the answer

Your business is one of a kind; your solution should be too. Interested in custom coaching?

GEARS Assessment

A brief high-level assessment can quickly identify the problem areas of your business so you know where to focus your efforts.

Three Strategies

Overwhelm and stress were NOT part of your entrepreneurial dream and they don’t have to be a part of your journey either.

The Spark

The more you share ideas and resources the more you have to share. It is the philosophy behind the creation of The Spark.




Gwen Bortner harnesses her well-won knowledge from decades of experience in a diverse range of industries to spark that “light bulb moment” in all of her clients. Her wide range of experience from finance, to IT, to small business operations, to academia give her the breadth of expertise to tackle any problem. She’ll work with you and your team to ensure that each and every day moves you closer to your goal.
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Amber Kinney

Amber Kinney

The AK Collective

“Prior to working with Gwen, my business was at a comfortable plateau. It was profitable and solid, but I knew it could grow further…” READ MORE

Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

CEO & Managing Director, Making Stories

Working with Gwen has given me the confidence and tools I needed to critically question every part of the business and make them better.”

Rachel L. Rider

Rachel L. Rider

MettaWorks LLC

I knew I needed help when I wanted to scale my business. I was particularly stuck around my product offerings…”

Karla Overland

Karla Overland

Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics

I kind of always knew I needed help. I am a Creative with a degree in Graphic Design and never took a business course…”


This is the story of how one client Michelle, doubled her business in six months after she started working with Gwen. Read the full case study to see how we did it. 

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