We had the good fortune of connecting with Trenisha Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trenisha, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was initially, what everyone thinks; “I want to be my own boss. I don’t want to work for anyone.” Deeper than that, I wanted to start something that, later on in life, my kids could take over and manage if they wanted to. The goal is to make this a successful family business so that when my kids get older, they have the option to take it over or do their own thing. My girls really look up to me so I want to make sure I am setting a good example so when they get older and they want to start their own business, they will be confident in knowing it is possible because they saw Mommy do it.
What should our readers know about your business?
What sets JPO4 apart from others, I believe, is our customer service skills and how we treat our clients like family. We want to make our clients feel very comfortable working with us and trust us to make their event one to remember. I am most proud of our growth and how far we have came. We started off very small creating treat bags here and there but now we are doing full events and booking almost every weekend. I’m excited for the future of JPO4. I have big plans and cant wait to share with my supporters. I’ve made it to where I am today because of the support from my family, my clients and most importantly, God’s favor. When you have big goals, nothing will be easy. It’s going to always be a challenge. When I feel the pressure, I know something big is about to happen. That’s why I keep going no matter how hard things get. I know there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Once I make it out of that tunnel, I claim my victory, then I prepare myself for the next challenge. Prayer gets me through any and everything. I pray multiple times a day. I pray for Guidance, Clarity and Strength, daily!! The biggest lessons I’ve learned along the way is remembering to stay organized, to prioritize, and also remembering to being firm in my decisions. I am a giver and I find myself giving too much at times and sometimes people will take advantage of that. What I want the world to know about my story is that none of it would be possible without God. He has used me in so many different ways to inspire the people around me and to be a testimony that you can do/be anything your heart desires. I don’t look like what I’ve been through and when I share my story, I’m sure you would agree. God is amazing.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Dallas has so much to do so this is hard but, the first place we would go is to the Deep Ellum area. There’s so much culture and so many things to do there so this could take up a few days. Another gem I would have to show them is Klyde Warren Park. Every food truck there is delicious and there’s so much variety to choose from. The last place we would go is the Reunion Tower. It’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Dallas. So much history and culture there, and it’s beautiful at the top.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my Mama! Anybody that knows my mama knows that she is truly an angel on Earth. I don’t know what I would do without that lady. Talk about a hard worker; my mama is the definition. Growing up, it was me, my mama, my older sister and my younger sister. My mama worked so hard to take care of us. Looking back, I know it was a struggle for her but we never went without anything. My mama made sure we had everything we needed. If she was struggling, she would never let us see it or be affected by it. I never seen my mama break down; all I ever seen her do was go hard for us and spread love. She showed us how to be disciplined and work hard for what we want. Every single time I’ve faced hard times, my mama has always been there for me. Her words of advice, her prayers, her helping hand, everything! She’s an amazing person and I promise once I make it big, she’s not going to want for anything. I’m almost there, too.
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