Taking time out of your business with Jenny Wren Wedding & Event Planner
It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day running of your business and forget to take time out to focus on where it’s heading. We know that time is tight at the top, but we also know from business leaders who have taken part in our Future Focus Labs the value there is in stepping out of the business to work on it.
We caught up with Jenny Granlund, owner of Jenny Wren Wedding and Event Planner, to find out why she took time from her busy schedule to get involved in the programme.
“Quite recently I’ve taken on a few new clients and I can see the business growing or the potential to grow. My husband found out about the Future Focus Scaling Up Lab and booked me on it; I had a busy week, but I’m so glad I took the time out to come because it’s been incredible.
“It’s really made me think about scaling up and what things I need to consider before doing that. I’ve really taken a step back to look at my business as a whole. It’s very easy to get caught up in the day to day, I’ve got lots of client work, emails going out every day, but today I’ve been able to turn off my phone and get back to what my business is about, what we want to give to clients and how we can achieve that on a bigger scale.”
Jenny plans weddings and events for couple who often live outside the county or country, but want to host their celebration in Cornwall. She provides local help and support to people on the ground. Due to increased interest in her service, Jenny is hoping to take on staff to deal with clients and new contracts, giving her the time to work on business development.
Previously Jenny worked as a wedding and event manager at a five star hotel in Cornwall whilst studying for a degree from Cornwall College. But she soon spotted a gap in the market for wedding planners in Cornwall and took the leap to start her own business.
Jenny added: “Unlocking Potential helped me a lot in my first year of business. I did the business start-up programme which was amazing and helped me so much in the early stages. So I’ve been in touch with them ever since.”
We’ve got lots of Labs and events coming up that could help you to innovate and grow your business. Take a look here.
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