The Detailed Diary Podcast

How a Teacher Became a Part-Time Entrepreneur w/ Jessica Summers | Shut the Front Door Doormats

August 09, 2023 Danielle Holleran | Entrepreneur, Small Business Mentor Episode 133
The Detailed Diary Podcast
How a Teacher Became a Part-Time Entrepreneur w/ Jessica Summers | Shut the Front Door Doormats
Show Notes

Ever thought about how to juggle multiple roles while running a successful small business? It may seem like a daunting task, but with the right mindset and strategies, it's entirely possible. Join Danielle as she chats with Jessica Summers, the creative force behind Shut the Front Door Doormats, a business that brings joy to homes with its unique and personalized doormats.

Jessica, a third-grade teacher, a Zumba instructor, and a mother of two, shares her journey of how a simple hobby of creating doormats turned into a thriving business. In this episode, she talks about the challenges of balancing her roles, how she manages to keep her business thriving amidst her busy schedule, the process of creating new designs, and more.

So whether you're a small business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, or someone who wears multiple hats like Jessica, this episode is packed with insights and experiences that you can learn from. You can expect to feel inspired and motivated to pursue your own passions, no matter how busy your life may be!

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Jessica started Shut the Front Door Doormats as a hobby to growing it into a successful biz venture
  • When you should know it’s time to hit pause and recharge
  • Understanding the challenges of keeping up with social media trends and how to handle them
  • Who said entrepreneurship has to be lonely? Jessica shares how connecting with fellow teachers and small business owners has helped her business grow
  • A glimpse into Jessica's creative process for coming up with new designs
  • Why comparing your business to others can be a trap
  • The ins and outs of running a business on Etsy


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Resources
Connect with Jessica
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/stfddoormats
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shutthefrontdoordoormats/

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