I'm Sue Allen Clayton

Author, Coach & Founder of the Solopreneur Academy

After earning a business degree from Ryerson University, I continued my education and received a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. I began my career working as an accountant and teaching accounting at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.


When my husband's job transfer sent us from Canada to the United States, I elected to surrender my CMA designation and combine my business knowledge with my love of words. That decision led to more than twenty years of writing for businesses, professionals, magazines, and organizations of all types -- including plastic surgeons, porta-potty manufacturers, performing arts associations, fish farmers, and small businesses!


In 2015, after homeschooling my children to the end of high school, I wanted to serve my clients in a new way. I completed several coaching certifications and began coaching women who wanted to grow their businesses.


In 2017, after a long freelance engagement writing for plastic surgeons, I experienced burnout. As I explored why this happened, it became clear that there needed to be a community where stressed-out female solopreneurs could learn to:

  • Stay motivated and inspired.
  • Make more money, in less time.
  • Take better care of themselves.

In 2018, I founded the Solopreneur Academy, an online education and support community for female entrepreneurs. (If you're lonely, overwhelmed or stressed out  -- or taking care of everyone but yourself -- I invite you to join this amazing community of female solopreneurs.)


In addition to coaching small business owners, I'm a popular speaker on subjects relating to content creation, email marketing, and self-care for entrepreneurs. I am also the author of several books, including Solopreneur Success: How to Plan, Create and Run a One-Person Business (published in 2021).


I grew up in Ontario, Canada and now live on Long Island, New York. I have been married for more than 30 years, am the proud mother of a son and daughter (both solopreneurs), and am a dedicated dog parent to a rescued miniature dachshund. I'm also an avid reader and an award-winning quilter.


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Founder, Solopreneur Academy

Meet Sue Allen Clayton

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Address: PO Box 1042, Manorville, New York 11949


Phone: 631-909-3021