Jenny Poon

CO+HOOTS

Coworking that promotes collaboration, inspiration and growth for entrepreneurship

About Jenny Poon

CO+HOOTS is the only shared central Phoenix office location that promotes collaboration and provides a professional, inspirational and self-sustaining space to grow and nurture entrepreneurship.

 

Originally Jenny (founder) started Co+Hoots to solve her own problems, and quickly realized how rewarding it is to see other entrepreneurs thrive with the community and culture she’s building.  Although she is a entrepreneur with multiple businesses, Jenny says the hardest thing for her is the people side of the business, managing the different personalities and creating space to grow and communicate.

 

Check out Co+Hoots at http://cohoots.com

 

Timeline

  • [00:17] Jenny talks about how CO+HOOTS came to be the first shared space in Phoenix and juggling her design agency on the side
  • [00:57] She tells the story behind coming up with the name CO+HOOTS and pushing it on social media for initial reactions
  • [01:41] How Jenny’s mission at the beginning was to find a physical space for her design agency and how that changed overtime to helping others find their footing with the help of CO+HOOTS
  • [02:49] Not being a morning person, she starts her day a little late and answer emails while getting ready but would like it to be more calm... she works best during nighttime
  • [04:01] What surprised Jenny the most about being a business owner
  • [05:48] How she thinks that knowing that you will not know everything but can learn it is an exciting part of being a business owner
  • [06:08] Jenny talks about how it can all get overwhelming fast and finding a balance to manage everything gets important
  • [06:53] How it’s cool to see the changes happening in the workplace culture
  • [07:21] What her biggest struggle has been in the business
  • [08:41] How coming from an over excessive expectant family actually helped Jenny find balance
  • [09:56] One of the things that she learned is that everyone works differently and gives an example of how email scheduling came in handy for her
  • [10:57] If she had to start over, she wouldn’t change her mistakes because those were a learning curve but would learn systems and document them for future use
  • [12:15] Who Jenny has to be in order to be a rounded entrepreneur
  • [13:04] If she could give one piece of advice to her younger self

"If we had just spent an extra 2 minutes tracking what we did and how we did it, it would have been huge for future growth"

Jenny Poon, CO+HOOTS

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