Hey, I’m Jenn
Property Law Specialist turned Retailer turned social media and marketing speaker, mentor and coach.
I’m a marketing nerd, passionate social media user, Mum of 3, Wife of 1 (aka the Amazing Farmer), small business lover, creator of the Small Business Made Simple Podcast, Founder of Buy From a Bush Business (288,000 members) and Co-Founder of Australia’s premier online Marketplace for Rural and Regional Small Businessses – www.spendwithus.com.au
I’ve spent the last 12 years running my own small businesses, through all the peaks and troughs, the booms and the busts, and the last 3 teaching everything I’ve learnt, on the ground, doing the doing, building successful businesses for other Small Business Owners from across our sunburnt country near and far.
My love of marketing and social media is clear to anyone in my world and I know that if you can get your marketing right (online and offline), you can build the business of your dreams.
here’s what I know for sure
my core business values
there’s no point in dreaming small.
make marketing a priority.
perfection is a trap. You have to just do, and then test, measure, adjust and repeat
need to take 100% responsibility for your own actions and your own results
success is not overnight and is definitely no accident – do the work.
be brave. Have the courage to follow you heart, listen to your instincts and believe in yourself.
be a giver. Give, give, give, ask. The more you help others the more rewards you will enjoy.
“People do business with people who are aligned with their values” – so get really clear on what your business values are.
I’m different but good different!
My expertise comes from doing the doing, understanding the current market trends and fashions and the difference between the two. My expertise comes from working in regional areas of Victoria and New South Wales as well as cities all around our country.
My expertise comes from walking the walk, being down in the trenches, from running many and varied businesses over the past twenty-five odd years. Everything from farming, retail and even a property law business!
There’s things I know for sure and one of them is that you don’t need another marketing expert telling you how to run your business, but what you do need a marketing expert who does things so well in their business that you’d like to learn and implement those same strategies into your business.
Need proof? Just check out my Facebook Group Buy From a Bush Business which I built from scratch and in 12 months has almost 300,000 members. That 1 group has changed the lives of so many and has changed the way consumers shop.
You need sound advice, tried and tested formulas, tried and tested marketing strategies, ones that are based in real time and one’s that give REAL RESULTS (holy cow!)
My difference comes from being a life-long learner … just like you.
I’m a bit different.
here's what others say about me
Loving this new podcast. I have been involved in some of Jenn’s workshops and it’s great to re-visit her tips and tricks each week. In a quick paced, changing world Jenn keeps you up to date, so you can get on with what you do best. Keep them coming.
I can’t wait for each Thursday to listen to a new episode. Jenn has so much relevant knowledge that she shares freely. Listening to the podcast is like having your own personal cheerleader! She makes me believe I can survive my solo small business journey. Thanks Jenn!
Have had the absolute please or working with Jenn for a few years now both with the Marketers Club and now through Social Media and Marketing Australia. Always has great advice, tips and tricks. If you’re looking for something to listen and learn too as well, pop over and subscribe to Jenn’s podcast on social media. Between Jenn’s advice and the various guests she has on, you will no doubt benefit and add value to your marketing and your business.
– Tom Dickson
Jenn Donovan has been a fantastic social media and marketing expert for me this year. My social media strategy was basic and sporadic to say the least – Jenn has helped me formulate a social media plan and execute consistently across a number of platforms with her knowledge and experience. I have relied on Jenn’s easy to understand step-by-step online lessons for Facebook ad optimisation and preparation of Lead pages, as well as her expert knowledge face-to face and on the phone/ Skype. In addition, Jenn has been exactly the type of marketing & accountability coach I was looking for this year. The right blend of push, pull, encourage and challenge to get me moving in the right direction – particularly when it can be so easy to push marketing to the side when it is busy (and most needed). In a small business, it can be easy to let yourself ‘off the hook’ and push out deadlines – having Jenn in my corner meant that I did far less of
that and had the best financial return in my business for the last 10 years. Jenn is fun, easy to work with, highly skilled and provides simple solutions for where you are right now – she is able to make a difference in your business no matter what stage you are at with your marketing – I couldn’t recommend Jenn more highly for small business owners wanting to do more and get more out of their business.
– Michael Peiniger
I need a sounding board to run things past, help with my social media and my business marketing. A sounding board I like, a sounding board I trust, and a sounding board who is great at what they do – and that is YOU Jenn! Thanks Jenn for your assistance, knowledge and practical marketing strategies that are helping me surpass my business goals!
– Louise Doedee, Essential Property Solutions
After recently discovering Jenn and this podcast I am addicted! The content is so actionable that I always come away with so many things to work on. I love Jenn’s presenting style and very friendly manner. More recently I have loved the spotlights on the different social media platforms and the Time Management episode. It is rare to find such highly engaging and actionable content! Such a precious gem.
You have been such a great help over the past 12 months. Jenn is practical, down to earth and always available and has a genuine care and interest in my success. Having Jenn on my side has had a dramatic impact on both my business and my thinking for which I am very grateful for.
– Chris East
Jenn is incredible to work with and her knowledge in the Social Media and Marketing space goes above and beyond! I couldn’t recommend her highly enough and know she can help any business succeed.
– Daniel Calleja
More about me – 80’s quiz style
1. Which TV persona best describes you?
2. Favourite Drink
Red Wine/Pepsi Max (shhh)
3. Favourite weekend activities
Catching up with friends
4. Favourite Inspiration Quote
You become not what you wish for, not what you hope for, you become what you believe.
5. Who’s inspired you?
Honestly, friends, family & small biz owners like you!
6. The best title you’ve had
7. Biggest business dream
To inspire as many people as I can through the platforms I have
8. Biggest personal dream
To have afternoon tea with the Queen
9. TV Show most likely to binge watch
Friends or Big Bang Theory
10. Most embarrassing moment
Saying the wrong name at the alter at my wedding (yep, kid you not!)