[EPISODE] Community Entrepreneurship
Jane Rennert has spent the last 15 years opening and managing small businesses in smaller, emerging communities and markets. She is an extremely caring and empathetic individual, and those qualities clearly translate in the businesses she’s created.
She’s also my business partner, and I’m excited to have her share her journey on the show!
Jeremiah starts off the show with the message of the week: “what we do for others has a direct impact on how we feel about ourselves.” He then introduces his business partner and today’s guest Jane Rennert., They chat about their Thanksgiving, and how the message of the week relates to her life. Jane starts to discuss her family and her life growing up on the upper east side. Jeremiah brings up a story about past guest Jose Franco. Jane continues the story of her parents before speaking about her vision of Entrepreneurship, her passion for creation, and her current/past projects. Jane goes on to talk about the communities that shape these businesses.
Jeremiah brings us back with a recap before heading back into conversation with Jane about businesses and their communities or more specifically the work they have done on Prospect Avenue and how they ended up opening Juice Box. They go on to talk about the risks that come with starting a new business ventures.
Jane answers Jeremiah as to how she got to where she is now from her start when she was in college. She then continues on about the communities she has worked with and brings up that achievement is for more than oneself. Jeremiah and Jane also discuss the benefits of a good staff and a good support system.
Jeremiah and Jane bring us back with a few stories from their community. They then moved on to talk about one of Jane’s newer projects, the gender and family project at Ackerman Institute, and her work there. They cover how good it feels to give without expectation. Then Jane ends with some final thoughts about treating people how you want to be treated, being humble, and not being judgmental.