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Jennifer Martin

Founder and Small Business Owner Mentor at Zest Business Consulting

Member Since August 2014

Ojai, CA, 93023

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Hello! I'm Jennifer Martin. I'm' a published Author, Business Coach, and the founder of Zest Business Consulting. For more than 15 years I have been helping Small Business Owners, Managers, and Leaders get out of overwhelm and build thriving businesses while enjoying balanced, meaningful and soul-satisfying lives. I offer private business consulting as well as a 30 day challenge called More Money, More Clients, More Life! and a Conscious Business Owners Camp to small business owners Worldwide.

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Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Research and Innovation

How does satisfaction with your personal life affect your business?

Hi Wendy

I know I'm coming into the game a little late here but I thought I'd share some personal insight. I've been working with business owners for more than 25 years and tracking some metrics for the last 7 years as it relates to business success and personal satisfaction. What I have learned is that the business owners who do a few things tend to achieve greater success, faster, and can sustain their growth and satisfaction, longer.

Here are a few of the elements the successful owners use

1. Do what you love - no exceptions

The business owner needs to be able to find the work they do compelling in some way.

2. Create business in a way the serves you, your business, your clients, your vendors, your staff, and the greater good.

3. Do what you do for a reason beyond just making money. Is there a charity you believe in? Is there something that you want to see change in the world for the better. Let your interest in supporting this effort become a part of your business commitment. 

4. Allow work to become a part of who you are rather than everything you do and you are. Balance is key.

5. Have fun. Really, Make sure that whatever you do you can find a way to integrate some fun. This is a win for everyone.

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Has anyone ever found a recruiter that is worth it?

Hi Cameron. As much as I don't know a specific recruiter locally I think is amazing I do have a lead on a really cool service that helps the user control hiring and recruiting expenses. Have you heard of RecruitLoop? I met one of the owners a few months back and really fell in love with the concept. You can hire the recruiter directly by reading their profile and the hourly rate they charge. I have heard that for most companies this route is dramatically more affordable. here's a link to their site http://recruitloop.com/

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Which business are you REALLY in?

Hi Fluer

What a great question! I love considering what business I'm in from the position of What does my product or service promise to bring my clients?

I am in the business of giving small business owners freedom.

 

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Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Research and Innovation

How does satisfaction with your personal life affect your business?

Hi Wendy

I know I'm coming into the game a little late here but I thought I'd share some personal insight. I've been working with business owners for more than 25 years and tracking some metrics for the last 7 years as it relates to business success and personal satisfaction. What I have learned is that the business owners who do a few things tend to achieve greater success, faster, and can sustain their growth and satisfaction, longer.

Here are a few of the elements the successful owners use

1. Do what you love - no exceptions

The business owner needs to be able to find the work they do compelling in some way.

2. Create business in a way the serves you, your business, your clients, your vendors, your staff, and the greater good.

3. Do what you do for a reason beyond just making money. Is there a charity you believe in? Is there something that you want to see change in the world for the better. Let your interest in supporting this effort become a part of your business commitment. 

4. Allow work to become a part of who you are rather than everything you do and you are. Balance is key.

5. Have fun. Really, Make sure that whatever you do you can find a way to integrate some fun. This is a win for everyone.

Jennifer Martin answered this question

Has anyone ever found a recruiter that is worth it?

Hi Cameron. As much as I don't know a specific recruiter locally I think is amazing I do have a lead on a really cool service that helps the user control hiring and recruiting expenses. Have you heard of RecruitLoop? I met one of the owners a few months back and really fell in love with the concept. You can hire the recruiter directly by reading their profile and the hourly rate they charge. I have heard that for most companies this route is dramatically more affordable. here's a link to their site http://recruitloop.com/

Jennifer Martin answered this question

Which business are you REALLY in?

Hi Fluer

What a great question! I love considering what business I'm in from the position of What does my product or service promise to bring my clients?

I am in the business of giving small business owners freedom.

 

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