Get inspired by another member of the Retailer’s Inner Circle whom we are talking to today, Jane Bellante of Morning Dew Creations! It’s always so helpful to hear how others manage and run their business.
In Jane’s own words, her business journey is kind of crazy!
(I love that though – because – we are all unique in our business journey)
Accidental entrepreneurs. That’s what I call us.
She started making jewelry in her early twenties, had children, went back to get her teaching degree, all while painting custom furniture pieces on the side. Burnout set in quickly. And soon, as we like to say, Jane became an accidental entrepreneur!
She previously owned a 3,000 square foot shop and had to close due to covid. But this pause gave her newfound energy and motivation. So she moved all of her products online and launched mixed media kits with all the ingredients needed to create. She would then hop on a Zoom call so they could make it together.
Through all of her planning and decision making, Jane shifted again. She now owns a 750 square foot shop and it’s doing so well because of the community she has built. Jane SHOWS UP for her customers and her love of teaching shines through.
So if you’re in a position where you’ve lost your creativity or are going through hard times with your business, Jane will share all of her pivots and decisions to get her where she is today. As she says: Don’t quit, just pivot! If you want to surround yourself with a community of successful cool retailers who get it like Jane does, join my Retailer’s Inner Circle waitlist.
In this episode:
[1:43] Jane’s business journey
[5:00] Jane’s revenue streams
[7:07] Wendy points out a few things Jane does within her business that other retailer’s should really pay attention to.
[11:44] If I showed up in your store, would you have a conversation with me? People connect with the real you.
[15:32] How has Jane stayed fresh and creative during this hard year?
[17:48] Jane shares how she schedules in time to take care of her mental and physical health.
[22:34] What’s next and where you can find out more about Jane!
A few quotes for you…
“People connect with you, who you are, your authentic self.” – Jane Bellante
“If you don’t have time to be quiet, you can’t let anything new in.” – Jane Bellante
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