Jennifer shares her ardour for her environmentally and socially accountable enterprise, the place each the planet and the folks concerned thrive.
We love entrepreneurs and small enterprise homeowners at Honeycombers, which is why we’ve created Launchpad, a complete digital networking platform (with IRL advantages, too) that encourages connection, enterprise help and neighborhood. It’s a privilege and pleasure to be taught from so many proficient and galvanizing of us, so we’ve determined to share the love by interviewing a number of the beautiful Launchpad members. Searching for inspiration? Take a look at how Jennifer Gregory, the Managing Director of Indosole, will get it completed like a boss.
What’s your backstory and why did you determine to launch your corporation?
After transferring to Singapore in 2017, I instantly sought out companies and individuals who have been championing sustainable residing. Then I got here throughout the Indosole model at The Social House. I used to be impressed with the standard of the produce and the very fact they’ve discovered such an ingenious manner of turning a complete tire into the soles, creating a brand new product from a waste supply. It was an opportunity assembly with Indosole founder, Kyle Parsons, while in Bali later in 2018 that began my journey of bringing the Indosole model to Singapore as a distributor.
What has been your largest problem to date and the way did you overcome it?
The most important problem is knowing how an omnichannel retail technique can work in a market like Singapore. It appeared to be very completely different from the USA, EU and AUS markets Indosole had already begun making an impression. Having to start out from scratch right here and never figuring out anybody was a problem. I networked tremendous onerous within the first 12 months of enterprise in 2019 placing myself on the market when it comes to occasions, networking teams, and making connections with cold-calling shops. It was an enormous studying curve however it paid off in that I had a longtime model presence by the point Covid-19 set in.
How do you keep motivated and energised?
By networking with different wonderful enterprise homeowners who are also captivated with sustainable and accountable enterprise, attempting to not solely make a residing from their enterprise but additionally make a change in how enterprise will be completed higher for folks and the planet.
How do you take care of self-doubt or criticism?
I’ve an incredible husband who is superb at with the ability to simplify issues and make me really feel assured in overcoming fears or self-doubt once they come up. I additionally go searching and see that everybody is on a journey and a few individuals are simply additional alongside that journey than I could be in a particular drawback I’m attempting to resolve. So I’m able to put into perspective the method I’m working via.
Favorite locations to work?
Dwelling! I really like being surrounded by pure gentle and vegetation – two issues I’ve in my own residence so I’m very fortunate. And I additionally like several sort of co-working house as I discover them stuffed with vitality and inspiration watching different entrepreneurs tapping away at their keyboards! However I’ve a gripe about non-ergonomic furnishings in lots of co-working areas so so long as I’m snug I’ll get work completed!
Favorite enterprise device?
I really like Google Enterprise Suite – I’m a Gmail fan and use the calendar as absolutely the bible of how my day is deliberate. Being a busy Mum of two secondary college college students, and working a enterprise, it’s important every thing I must get completed is within the diary whether or not it’s a five-minute process or five-hour technique session, it’s scheduled within the calendar!
One factor you’ll be able to maintain speaking about for hours?
I can discuss the advantages of a accountable enterprise for all stakeholders – prospects, staff, the surroundings, and many others. However I additionally love nature. Vegetation and birds fascinate me and generally I’d somewhat cease speaking and simply watch nature as a substitute.
Your go-to self-care exercise?
Strolling in nature. I’m so energised once I’m surrounded by inexperienced and might hear the sounds of nature throughout me. I even have come to like yoga within the final six years and really feel out of types once I go a very long time with out doing it!
One piece of recommendation to your youthful self?
Once I was younger I used to be very keen on recycling and making optimistic selections for the surroundings. However then, for a interval of about 5 years, as I travelled and labored in numerous completely different locations in my 20s, I misplaced that focus. My recommendation could be to acknowledge the issues that matter and never lose sight of them as a mantra for on a regular basis residing, it doesn’t matter what it was I used to be doing or the place I used to be residing.
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