About Jan

If you would like to know a little more about me, read on..

My background & And why
I champion entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, done right, can bring personal freedom

Like many entrepreneurs, I developed an early dislike for working for other people.  From an early age, I was running micro-businesses, in a wide variety of sectors, from research, selling wine, catering.  The what didn’t matter.  The why (freedom) did.

Bringing up children on your own fosters a need for a completely different sort of business.  One that provides for them, their needs, their futures.  Children are one of the best why’s in the world to motivate you.  So, I grew a much bigger business, which I ran for over twenty years, winning awards various and having some amazing opportunities.

I was entirely self-taught till the later years.  At that point, I was lucky enough to meet and learn from some of the best entrepreneurs in the UK.  I became more and more fascinated with all things to do with entrepreneurship.  I am full of admiration for every single person who runs their own business, large or small.

Quite early on, I was chosen as one of the first 50 Female Entrepreneurial Ambassadors to represent the UK in Europe.  A major part of our brief was to encourage and nurture new entrepreneurs, speaking in schools and business groups, and mentoring when needed.

I have been involved in many enterprise campaigns since that time at home and globally.  I believed then as I do now how worthwhile this is and continue to speak and coach where I can to help support other people’s business journeys.

I get very passionate about entrepreneurship and have been invited to speak on Newsnight about the needs of SME’s more than once at debated against too much government interference in business at the Cambridge Union.  I was part of the Women Influence Community , associated with the World Communication Forum,  where successful women from all over the world discuss ways of women’s influence and positive changes globally to the benefit of humanity.

And of course, I write..  A lot.  For entrepreneurs and often about entrepreneurs, which means I also chat to fascinating, unique and brilliant people.  It’s an honour and a privilege.

If I can help you be it by a one to one zoom, or speaking, or if you have an interesting story you want to share..  Get in touch

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