Jenna Herbut started off with a lot of different businesses. Then she moved it into the “Make It” world. It’s really cool to be able to share her story with you today.
In this episode, Jenna shares with us all the real-deal truths about hiring & systems. This is something that’s hard for a lot of entrepreneurs to embrace, especially in the beginning…because you know you can do it all yourself and you might not have much money to throw around.
But, as Jenna shares, it’s important to stop trying to do everything yourself!
Being a one-woman show makes it really hard, if not impossible, to grow!
Hiring someone to work for your business really asks you to make a change in your mindset. It can be overwhelming and a leap of faith. After all, you’re letting a stranger into your business and paying them!
But once you start developing a team, it’s amazing what you can do!
The other topic Jenna touches on is how she had to start getting organized, having a plan, and getting some systems in place.
She had to start working on her business instead of in it all the time. And that’s something that is so worth doing if you want to take your business to the next level.
Without a strong foundation, you’re not going to have a very strong structure. But if you put the effort into the infrastructure of your company, you set the stage to being able to grow a really massive empire. It’s going to be awesome and you can serve so many people as a result.
More About Jenna:
Jenna Herbut is the co-founder of the Make It Show, which is a biannual craft fair in Vancouver and Edmonton. The last event had over 250 artist, crafters and makers and attracted over 20,000 customers!
Jenna also has an online business program called Make It University to help creative entrepreneurs make a living doing what they love.
To help uncover the truth about what it takes to make it as an artist, she developed a web series called #MakeItTV. She also write about her own adventures on her blog www.jennaherbut.com and speaks regularly at conferences and workshops. When Jenna is not working show loves to travel, make things, learn stuff and giggle!