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#ThriveThursday: Jean Kuhn, Serial Entrepreneur and Author

thrive thursday Nov 11, 2021

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

I knew I wasn’t going back to a job I hated once my first baby was born. Over 35 years of being an entrepreneur, I have started, closed, and sold a lot of different businesses. It took me about 17 years to really figure it all out. In 2002, I bought a bankrupt retail brick and mortar business and turned it around in 12 months. I brought the company profitable and added $100,000 to the bottom line. In 2006, I bought another bankrupt retail brick and mortar company and turned it around in less than 12 months, again adding over $100,000 to the bottom line. 


What message do you promote?

I help business owners turnaround a stagnant business and increase their cash flow fast.


In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?

I’m seen as a leader. I speak to groups all over the country, but at home, I’m seen as the person you want to talk to about what strategy your business should take in order to get more clients and earn more money.


In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to

I did not play full out when my kids were babies. I realized on my youngest son’s 21st birthday that I had been playing small. I didn’t hit the level of success that I really wanted, so I reinvented myself. I put those two retail businesses up for sale, hired a coach. I didn’t want to take another 17 years to figure it out and have never looked back. I’m finally doing what I knew my purpose was when I was 26 years old—helping business owners make more money. I didn’t have a clue at 26 on how to do that. I had to create that for myself before I could teach someone how to do it.


What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?

When my clients out-earn me!!!!!!


How do you SHOW UP?

I show up messy. Meaning, I don’t wait for it to be perfect before I show up. I take massive actions every day. I do things wrong every single day. I swear, I am loud when I laugh, and I laugh a lot.  I show up with the attitude if it’s not fun, I’m not doing it. I show up authentically. It’s the only way I know how to show up.


If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be? 

Adopt an attitude that done is better than perfect every day. It’s hard. I am a recovering perfectionist. Understand that wealth rewards speed. The one who implements the fastest wins. Hire a mentor so you don’t waste years and hundreds of thousands of dollars because you will make a million mistakes. Learn from someone else’s mistakes.

Start creating relationships. They will be more valuable to you than any online platform.


Connect with Jean

Jean Kuhn,

Email: [email protected]





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