144 | Entrepreneurial Case Study: Jenny And Ben Slingerland

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What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Why Jenny Started The Business And Structured Her Team
  • How The Pomodoro Method Keeps Her ADD In Check And Increases Her Productivity
  • Ways Designating Lead Designers Helped Curb Her Perfectionism
  • How She Uses Her “Daily 5” To Achieve Big Wins
  • Jenny and Ben’s Biggest Ah-Ha’s And Breakthroughs
  • So Much More!

Sometimes it’s fun to know what others are doing in their businesses. Others who are grinding hard. Others who overcome challenges. Others who succeed.

It’s not just fun though. It’s educational. Sometimes surprising. Maybe even mind blowing to know what goes on behind the scenes in other businesses.

And that’s why I find entrepreneurial case studies so intriguing.

Because they focus on business owners just like me and you who are dealing with similar problems but have different insights to offer based on their own experiences, wisdom, and knowledge. 

In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I sit down with wife and husband team Jenny and Ben Slingerland, the Owner & Principal Designer and Chief Operating Officer of Black Ink Interiors, a full-service interior design firm operating out of Scottsdale, Arizona. We take an in-depth look behind the scenes in their business and discuss everything from Jenny being a quick start, naturally having too many ideas and not enough focus or time to see them to fruition, to discovering ways to keep her ADD in check, and everything in between. The episode is full of nuggets of wisdom I have no doubt could be applied to your own business.

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About Guest:

Jenny is the Owner and Principal Designer of Black Ink Interiors, a luxury residential design firm based in Scottsdale, AZ. She is an award-winning designer, and she has appeared on Houzz TV and in local Arizona publications. She and her team service clients in Arizona and throughout the United States.

Ben left the corporate world to join Jenny at Black Ink Interiors in 2018. As Chief Operating Officer, he oversees the back-end operations so that Jenny and the design team can focus primarily on the client facing activities. Ben has over 15 years of business experience across multiple industries and disciplines including real estate development, procurement, human resources and operations.

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Amber De La Garza is The Productivity Specialist! Amber helps small business owners maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most by improving their time management and elevating their productivity! Amber is a sought after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast, and creator of Leverage Lab®.

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