Episode 67: Get your feet in the sand, with Jane Park-Gonzales.
Jane Park is the President and co-owner of Belle Destination Weddings & Events, a luxury wedding planning and design firm based on the island of Maui. Jane began her event planning career in 2005. Jane identified a lack of luxury planning & design services in the Hawaii destination event industry. Focusing on this niche, she formed Belle Destination Weddings & Events in 2008.
Undeterred by the bleak state of the economy at the start of the recession, Jane began Belle with one motto, “Do things the right way the first time around”, setting up her business to grow successfully.
Today, Belle Destination Weddings & Events is one of the most successful planning firms in the industry and was voted one of Hawaii’s Fastest 50 growing small businesses for 2015 by Pacific Business News.
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Secret — timesaving technique
Jane makes a master list of priorities for each of her individual clients and updates the lists daily. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Jane exercises in the morning because it cultivates positives vibes for the workday.
Could have ruined your business — but now — an invaluable learning experience
Jane launched her business during the recession — and she tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“A business owner needs to create an organizational system and learn to communicate effectively.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Preparation is essential for business owners — always prepare before the event.”
Final Round — “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have gone back and put a system in place to help us with strategic marketing.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Business owners who deliver inimitable service to others — resourcefulness — and open-minded problem solving.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual who maintains a positive attitude — and is fully committed to the client.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Do it the right way
- Build a strong foundation
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