How to Grow a Startup: 10 Questions with Job Jam
As part of our new and improved blog, we’ll be profiling and producing a regular “10 Questions with…” about our start-ups. Today we’re excited to feature JobJam’s Danny Beh.
1. Who are you? Why are you at The ICEHOUSE?
JobJam is a brother and sister team building an online business servicing the construction industry. We’re at The ICEHOUSE as we need guidance and a sounding board.
2. What’s the best thing about being at The ICEHOUSE?
The many minds we can tap into, extending our knowledge and experience base enormously.
3. Which entrepreneur do you admire most?
Jamie Oliver. He is an absolute force and his total belief and immersion in his product/message is magnetic.
4. What one website would you recommend for aspiring entrepreneurs?
The Startup Daily: “great ideas from great books.” Each day there’s a quick, concise snapshot in my inbox from a different business book. Some days they hit the nail on the head and that’s led me to buy a few; others provide some useful nuggets of information.
5. What basic survival skills are needed when starting a business?
“Think. STOP. Sit. Think. Observe. Plan.” It’s exactly what I’ve been doing repeatedly for the past two years and you need them all. At some point I intend to build a fire, then start signalling.
6. What would you be doing if you weren’t an entrepreneur?
Being a nuisance parent in my children’s classrooms.
7. What is your greatest entrepreneurial achievement so far?
Still persevering with a strong idea after two years.
8. What four personality characteristics do you think are crucial for successful entrepreneurs?
Determination. Resilience. Self belief. Humility.
9. Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn?
Facebook. It’s a window into the outside world while I’m working away in mine.
10. What do you do on a daily basis to grow as an entrepreneur?
Read between the lines, interpret advice, then apply it to my situation.
For more information about Job Jam, read this great featured story on Stuff.co.nz.