I found this video while hanging out on Vimeo the other day. I noticed it because one of our members is featured. It's a very inspiring looking at what Jen Serena, a Burbank, California-based photographer, is doing to encourage and highlight local independent business owners in her area. Can you spot the IBN member?
If you paused at about 0:41, you are correct! That was Jennifer Hardaway of KleanSpa doing two of the things she loves best — smiling and smelling something fragrant. I love this quote from the photographer:
Small business owners are a special breed. They have to be passionate enough to take on the 24/7 lifestyle of striking out on their own; brave enough to accept the potential failures; smart enough to look past them to the big picture; and just crazy enough to keep going despite it all.
Check Jennifer and KleanSpa out on Facebook and Twitter, and if you're a member, talk with her in person at this month's Access Q+A Coaching Call this Thursday, September 25 at 1pm ET.
If you are in the Burbank area, check out Jen Serena's “Homegrown: Burbank: Celebrating Small Business's Business' Big Picture,” juxtaposing intimate portraits of small business owners and conceptual, commercial images of their product or service on October 11. Get details at her website.
Best and Success!