As a busy entrepreneur, it can be incredibly difficult to do all the things. And when you’re working IN your business, you’re likely not taking a strategic role and working ON the business. In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with an entrepreneur who hired full-time employees to replace himself in the daily operations so that he could take a more strategic role and pursue other business interests.
About our guest:
After a brief stint in the entertainment industry, Jake Anderson discovered his passion for lighting design and the rest was history. He founded Lighting Professors in 2012 with the intention to transform events around Central Virginia through careful and innovative lighting design. Since then, Lighting Professors has grown by leaps and bounds and Jake has had the opportunity to grow his team and move to a 2,000+ square foot warehouse. This shift has allowed him to take a step back and maintain his role as strategic manager, while developing his newest endeavor, FêteTech, with the goal of providing technology solutions that eliminate friction for event professionals everywhere.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Jake’s background and how he went from booking talent to DJ’ing to lighting professional
- Why Jake decided to replace himself in his own company
- How Jake oversees his company while living three hours away from the business
- Jake’s suggestions for business owners who might want to step away and take a more strategic role
Want to connect with Jake?