Jan Littlejohn Ceremonies with Style
Name: Jan Littlejohn
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Jan believes the best way to help her clients is to be silent and listen to their needs – whether for a wedding or a funeral….as a trainer she encourages students to share their experiences.
What products/services do you offer?
Marriage funeral memorial service and pet funerals
Why did you start your business and how long have you been running it?
I have been a JP for a long time and my local council asked if I would be become a marriage celebrant to service the community….that is 17 years ago
What struggles do you think most businesses face in your industry and what would you say they need to do to overcome them?
Cash flow can be an issue just keep doing what you are doing when going gets tough the tough get going
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Marrying over 2000 couples
What has been your biggest ‘fail’ so far?
Not doing enough pet funerals it important especially for the children or guide dog owners
What do you love most about your business?
Contributing to memories families have for a lifetime
What do you find most challenging?
How do you promote your business (please include as many details as you can)?
website networking some social media
What business skills do you have (eg. graphic design, customer service)?
TAE in training and assessment, along with qualifications for marriage/funeral celebrant and ordained as an Interfaith Minister… I also have NLP qualification
What software did you/your designer use to create your website (eg. WordPress, Wix)?
What are some of your favourite business tools and apps?
What do you like about your website and what’s not working for you?
Your best to answer that
What lessons have you learnt during your time as an entrepreneur?
Silent and Listen have the same letters
What key tips for success in business would you like to share with others?
Be authentic and be who you are
What is the one thing that you want everyone to take away from this post?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions not question is silly