Hey there, Freedom Seeker!

Welcome to my world, the exhilarating big sky of small business!

I am glad you are here.

It means you’re probably toying with the idea of making a run for your freedom with a business you own as a vehicle to create the life you envision.

If so, you landed in the right place.

Like you, I have always enjoyed learning, and – maybe also like you – I don’t fit into the corporate mold. 

Or perhaps you had a great run in corporate, and now you are ready for more.

Or maybe you want to quit a career to raise your family, but you need a lifestyle with more flexibility and still have an income.

For the past decades, I’ve dedicated my career to Main Street and online business. 


Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of assisting people to switch from fed-up employees to successful business owners.

It all began when I took a sabbatical between businesses.

When I exited my first business, I decided to share my 20-year experience with others. So, I mentored business owners for a non-profit and led workshops on entrepreneurship at the California Employment Office, where many disgruntled employees who had been laid off were considering starting a business.

Sadly while most hated their jobs, they felt stuck and too overwhelmed by the task of starting a business that would give them the lifestyle they dreamed of. 

I also discovered that many of the business owners I mentored struggled with their businesses.

These are their two tragedies:

1) Most disgruntled employees underestimate their ability to succeed as business owners and stay stuck in depressing jobs. 

2) Others jump too quickly into the wrong business or are sold one, leading them also to be unhappy, but as business owners.

This is when I realized that there are systemic biases in the world of small to midsize businesses (SMBs) that lead people astray: both the unhappy employees and the disappointed business owners.

These revelations led to the creation of the Right Business Right Life™ Formula. 

Once I understood these hurdles, I wanted to share my step-by-step roadmap to show these aspiring business owners how to make the right business decisions for the new life chapter they wished to have.

Drawing on my experience as a business owner and a coach, Right Business Right Life guides you in starting the best-fit business for you and the life story that fits you.

If you’re considering exploring business ownership to reinvent your life for greater freedom, income, and meaning, I encourage you first to read my book before you quit a job and invest in a new career as a business owner.

It will show you how to find and pick the right business idea for you and the life you envision before you quit your job and invest in any type of business.

If, like me, you love your freedom, why not explore how to begin a new career as owner of your livelihood and business?

Cheers to a life you love!


Patricia Bottero Saint-Jean, MBA
Author and business coach for freedom seekers like you.








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What These Entrepreneurs Say…

Patricia offers way more than professional advice or consultant service. Working with her and OPEN FOR BUSINESS means a relationship because she goes further, answering your question even before you ask since she ties her work to your needs. After a few sessions, she knows your goal better than you as you are still searching. That is simply called experience in the real business world, first hand, for years, without delegating or procrastinating. If your goal is to find a solution, aka the best business for your life -and you can’t do it alone as there are a lot of factors to consider- you should look at them from different angles other than yours, well, Patricia is ready to help you. Patricia will teach you how to be smart and happy with your new business even if you have to change continent to open a new business and move to another county. 

Tommaso Labarile E-2 Visa investor – Italy

Patricia’s long term expertise in entrepreneurship is best shared with her clients via her extremely insightful coursework, Right Business Right Life.

I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the best ways to start or buy a business, and how to integrate the chosen business with my ideal lifestyle.

Financing the business is an important aspect that I’ve learned in this course, and Patricia has the gift to motivate and find resources for her clients in such a way that it does not become overwhelming.

Patricia’s coaching style has not only looked at my personal strengths and accountability but always stayed aligned with my personal goals.

I’d fully recommend the Right Business Right Life course to anyone looking at becoming a business owner, either through a new concept or an already proven one. E2 Visa investor- Roumania

Patricia was a guest presenter to my networking group. Her presentation on “How to Start A Business That Leverages Your Strengths & Meets Your Goals” was awesome and well received by the job seekers. I found Patricia to be very professional and knowledgeable in her field. She knows how to speak to the audience and present the material in an engaging manner. Patricia is passionate about entrepreneurship and helping others to achieve their dreams of owning their own business. I would highly recommend Patricia as a guest speaker to any organization.

Patricia has a lot of experience with small business ownership and the process involved with getting your own company up and running. I have worked with her throughout the last year to secure my first business purchase. Her method consists of finding the right business based on your personality and long term goals and she works hard to find the right opportunities for you. Working with Patricia is great for those of you who have no formal education in business (I did not). Transitioning into business ownership requires goal setting and accountability to get through each step in the process. Patricia provides this accountability along with guidance and support as issues come up. Thanks again for your help Patricia.

After years in the corporate world it was time for a change and I felt trapped. Fortunately I met Patricia who has been my professional coach and the steady “hand on the tiller” guiding me to a professional rebirth through franchising. She used time and expertise to understand my situation and strengths and match me to an opportunity that I love without any pressure to take action on her behalf. Her nurturing counsel helped make the decision to start my own consulting business simple. Patricia’s business acumen is first rate which is proving important as she still provides coaching as I grow my business.

Krista Valdonidos

Digital Marketer.

“I highly recommend Patricia’s program, Right Business Right Life, along with her coaching services, to anyone who wants to start a business.  Her program offers so much value and so many resources.  But perhaps the greatest resources is Patricia herself.   With over 30 years as a business owner, she brings to the table insights and hard-won lessons gained through her own experience.  The conversations with her through the coaching sessions helped me clarify what it is I really want out of my business:  In my  case, it is an online business that I can develop from home, while working around my family life.  Patricia’s unique approach to business, combined with her detailed process of research and discovery, truly can help you find your right business and your right life.”

Patricia helped me create my accounting firm Padgett in Mountain View from zero. She provided me very practical, patient and professional ways to analyze different business models and my personalities to finalize my choice that best suitable for me. Without her help, I wouldn’t run my business this smoothly. I have been following her seminars and events. Every time, there’s always an idea enlighten me that helps me running my business. I highly recommend Patricia who will provide you tailored and best business learning experience.

Patricia is a great business coach for identifying and recommending the right suitable business for one. She delivers a strong comfort and security to work with with the extra services like lawyers and other services which one can need when moving. I highly recommend Patricia to anyone!

An extraordinary and happy piece of serendipity led us to Patricia Bottero St-Jean when we first moved to Santa Barbara. Having sold our business of 16 years, we were looking for new investment opportunities and new adventures. On being introduced to Patricia, whose passion and mission is exactly to help people find business opportunities tailored to their needs and skill sets, we started to work with her to find our new business….we are both extremely grateful and indebted to her for her time, expertise and commitment to our future success and happiness.