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    Purple Kat
    Business Development
    Helping you Purrrfect your small business.

Welcome to Purple Kat Business Development

From mew to roar, starting and growing a small business is hard work. It is easy for you to feel lost, stuck, or frozen in fear as you face the never ending to-do list your business has for you. Sometimes you just need someone to walk with you through the process, bounce ideas off of, or be there to hear your complaints. That is where I come in! I can help you Purrrfect your small business.

Did you know 34% of businesses fail with the first year? Don't become just another statistic!

Photos of Kathryn Davidson - founder of Purple Kat Business Development

Hi! I'm Kathryn Davidson with Purple Kat Business Development, and I am here to help you ensure your business can thrive, growing from a kitten to a lion!

Starting and building a business from nothing is a huge thing. You have taken on this lion of an endeavor because you have a product or service you KNOW the world will love. You have perfected it and maybe even launched it on the world, but now there are logistical things (like making sure the state government doesn't come after you for state business registration fees you didn't know had to be paid, or paperwork you didn't know needed to be filed) that you just aren't quite sure how to manage. Maybe you have had your service on the market but can't seem to make a profit on it, somehow the money that comes in goes right back out again. That is where I come in!

With a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and over 10 years of experience running my own business (Check out my photography studio here in Salem, OR) I have done, seen, and experienced a lot that can help you with your business. No more worrying about things like business registration and regulation, contract writing, website design and maintenance, social media marketing, networking and advertizing. I have done it all and can walk with you through the process from starting to maturity!

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bring your cat sized business to a lion sized success - cat reflects lion

What stage is your business in?

How can I help you?

No one knows your business better than you! But working IN your business and working ON your business are very different beasts. I can help you work ON your business so you can get back to what you do best.

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What is your next step?

If you are like me, sometimes knowing what should come next is easy, but knowing how to get there can be hard. Sometimes you need a bit of knowledge to move forward.

When I was growing my photography studio I had my MBA, which taught me how to RUN a business, but it didn't prepare me for how to START a business. I spent hours researching what all was necessary to start my business, and spent more money than I needed to as I trudged along. Now you can use all my experience and knowledge so you don't have to start your business the hard way like I did. Some of the things I can help you with are:

  • Choosing and filing your business entity paperwork
  • Creating a general business plan
  • Filing for your Employer Identification Number (EIN) with the federal government
  • Filing with your state government
  • Researching your market and competition
  • Creating financial documents you need for filing
  • Creating packages or bundles
  • Pricing your goods and services so you are profitable
  • Analyzing current profitability and creating a strategic profitability plan

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My Pricing

Here is a very quick overview of my pricing structure. For more information please see the individual service page or contact me.

$160 /mo


  • 4 hours consulting time/mo
  • Help with registrations
  • Help with with business plan
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  • Help creating business plan
  • Registration fees included
  • 5 yr Domain Name reg.
  • Help with social media plan
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$80 /mo


  • 2 hrs per month consulting
  • Month to month pricing
  • Help where you need it
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$50 /hr


  • Consultation on a per hour basis
  • No monthly minimums
  • Get help when you need it
  • Pay in 1 hour blocks
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Last Word

Why choose me

With both a formal degree and a thirst of knowledge you can count on me finding answers for you.

I have an undergraduate minor in business and a masters degree in Business Administration I have a strong knowledge base to help you think of your business' future.

With a business of my own to run, I am constantly learning everything I can about new marketing techniques, market trends, everything business I can. All of this continual research is at your disposal for the betterment of your business.

I have been where you are. It is a simple truth, but a truth none the less. As a fellow business owner running a successful business for over 10 years, I sympathize with where you are and can help you move forward.

I have tried so many things, come back from so many mistakes, I now have a passion for helping other business owners skip the mistakes I made and forge new paths of success.

As a photographer and business owner, I have to be creative constantly.

It is not always easy to find your creative spirit in the midst of a to-do list that is 5 miles long. Sometimes you need someone to banter ideas around and help get the juices flowing again.

I am always finding ways to inspire myself and push the creative envelope. How do you inspire yourself to creativity? Let me help you fuel the creative sides to your business!


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