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020 – Her biz revitalized the entire town with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company

Released Monday, 24th August 2015
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Jenny Doan and her husband Ron, live in a small Missouri town and love the rural life. She has seven children and twenty-one grandchildren. She also has an infectious smile, and a knack for breaking down even the most challenging quilt projects into quick and easy steps.
In 2008 Jenny and her family started The Missouri Star Quilt Co and began producing weekly tutorials on YouTube. Since then, she’s been featured in numerous articles, and is the subject of the wildly popular quilting magazine, BLOCK.
With more than 300 YouTube video tutorials, that have been viewed over 50 million times, it’s no wonder that Jenny Doan has been called “the most famous quilter in the world”.

Motivational Quote

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Business Inspiration

“Is this a thing?” [7:08]
Her children identified an opportunity [11:13]

A Candle Flickering Moment

The hurdle of adding that first employee [14:09]
Clues on the identifying the best people and the to hire [16:20]

Business Growth Insights

Love what you do [12:20]
You Tube and overall internet impact [18:20]
From a customer’s mouth [20:52]

Success Trait

Cheerful and nice sounds small but has huge imact [23:55]

Productivity/Lifestyle Tool

Reading … why it’s important for her [27:21]

Valuable Bookimage

No One to Trust by Iris Johansen

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