One of the most challenging (and rewarding!) things about running your own business is that you have to learn so many new skills. When you hang out that shingle (virtual or brick-and-mortar) you embark on a journey that offers an education in marketing, finance, sales, technology, customer service and much more! Fortunately, there are people like Jessica Brown who make this entrepreneurial education a little smoother. They hold your hand and take some of the more technical aspects of the job off your plate. So you can concentrate on what YOU do best!
Meet Featured Sister Jessica Brown
Business Name: Automation Jungle
Business Description: I run Automation Jungle where I help business owners build strategies and automate their processes through Infusionsoft applications.
I was struggling to find a job that would fulfill my desire to do something that mattered. As a more reserved individual, it was always hard for me to understand why people didn’t show up for work to work. Why play the game only to realize none of it really mattered in the end? I guess you could say I was an accidental entrepreneur. I didn’t start out thinking this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to change the world one client at a time and run my own business. Nope. Far from it. If I’m completely honest with you, I’m about as far from an adventurous, risk taking person than anyone I know (perhaps that is because I grew up a daughter of an engineer).
Most of the readers of this blog are moms. That has been my deepest desire, so when I couldn’t find a job and started my entrepreneur journey this thought kept running through my head “When I have a family, this job will be perfect for that.” While I can’t finish this sentence saying that my desire has come true, I’m holding on to the promise that God gave in Jeremiah 29:11, when He says that He has given me hope and a plan for the future. He has already laid out the perfect plan for me and has given me the best tools (gifts) to accomplish His desire.
One day I was listening to a podcast and the speaker was talking about something called a virtual assistant. I was intrigued and wanted to know more. Once I returned home, I began to research this topic and thought yep, this is what I want to do. To make a long story short, I tried it and decided to go in a different direction. While I’m not calling it a complete failure, I am grateful for all the lessons I learned through this experience. The things I learned through this business venture, I now use in my current business, Automation Jungle. [Read more…]