Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Beck.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Three years ago, I was working for a successful corporation in the furniture industry. I had earned a top position at my tier, consistently turning in higher than average numbers, made number one in the company and made a great income. All of that was unfulfilling. I wanted more quality time at home and needed a creative outlet. After a lot of prayer and hesitation, I left my position abruptly in March of 2019. Within two weeks my business partner aka “mom” was on board with me to take our hobby to the next level. We prayed that if we were on the right path, we would know. Fast forward to today – We haven’t gone one month without profit, we have followers from all over the world and furniture in homes all across our nation.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The roads less traveled are rarely smooth. With that being said I believe all of our hurdles were necessary to shape our business into what it is today.
In my opinion, our biggest struggle was accepting that social media is a necessity important to a business in today’s world. In order to be a small business owner one must wear many hats. In our technological world, we must add the hats of photographer, videographer, creative marketing and content creator. While those aren’t physically demanding positions, they are mentally exhausting.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Isn’t it strange how the things we once loved in our homes become outdated and dull, no longer bringing us happiness?
That’s where we come in. Restoring, repairing and renewing life in furniture that we once loved but has lost its luster. In the process, we manage to save the history of pieces from long ago landing in a landfill. Each year our country generates an average of 12 million tons of furniture waste. Every piece we save, also helps to save our environment.
We are an all in one team in the furniture refinishing market. Two women that have taken the leap to make our hobby a full time business. We do it all from sourcing the pieces that we refinish, all the heavy lifting, traveling to deliver to our clients, setting up cross country shipping, using all the power tools to make repairs and additions, retailing our favorite paint General Finishes, etc. Everything that makes our business run, we are behind it all. I believe that’s what has set us apart from others and enabled us to continue growing.
Are there any books, apps, podcasts or blogs that help you do your best?
Every single day, I start my morning by playing the Unashamed podcast. I hurriedly run around to get dressed, feed my dogs/cats, check the schedule for the day, get lunch packed, etc. While doing all of those things, I am able to listen to this podcast and quiet my mind. It takes me back to my roots and gives me the foundation I need to make sure I am kind and good to all those I will encounter in my day. If you haven’t heard of it, I highly recommend giving it a chance on your playlist.
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