016: Building A Profitable Team for the Win
with Jeanelle Dech
On the podcast today we have Jeanelle Dech. Jeanelle is president and co-founder of Adaptive Textiles, a textile printing company in West Chester, Pa. She’s known for her Fit-Like-a-Glove slipcovers, SPEED sewing method and workroom profitability training, and is the creative force behind The Workroom Channel and the Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library. Jeanelle and I are accountability partners and we can dig into about any topic to discuss. Enjoy our conversation today on the topics of ideal client, our WHY, self-guided couples therapy and team work.
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Thoughts from Jeanelle:
Profitability has to be in the equation right off the bat, which includes learning to do the forecasting and presenting it to investors to fund the business if necessary.
I have something to learn from people that are strong in any other business. It doesn’t matter what the product is, good business advice is good business advice.
Hire character and train skill.
My whys are my love of textiles, the thrill of uncertainty and risk, and the thrill of build and creativity for both products and teams. I love collaborative efforts.
It’s important to document your why. This can help with awareness of opportunities and writing it down can put dimension to it.
Probability is the resource I can use to serve my why, and financial profitability is the goal of the business and the business serves my why.
Links and Resources:
Facebook: Jeanelle Dech and Adaptive-Textiles