Janice has over 30+ years of experience in sales, leadership, training, HR and has been a long-time entrepreneur in Medina, OH. Jumping out of Corporate America, she founded and operated Romp n Stomp Family Entertainment Center and Mobile Events. She created a brand that outlasted the 14-year journey. Her mission was to have a solid onboarding, training, and development program for her employees that would groom and mentor the young adults by instilling work ethics and accountability that built a foundation for their careers ahead. This investment into her team would soon produce a harvest of young employable adults. She always believes that everyone has potential regardless of their age!
She pivoted in 2019 and using her previous experience, launched Get in Gear Business Solutions, a coaching and training company. She felt that her new business should be in a brick-and-mortar setting not home-based to build a professional image to her clients. She built out the office space so that clients would feel comfortable having a confidential conversation without having to go to a coffee shop!
One day sitting in the 1,200 square foot office by herself, she called her mom and said "I wish I could co-work with other business owners and share this big office!" This idea became a dream with a 10-year plan. Her vision was to build a space where other entrepreneurs could create a professional image for their business in a fully furnished office setting with all the amenities but without all the overhead or long-term commitment. The key was to house on-sight assistants who could help the co-share peers and support her coaching clients who were in need of an extra hand with sales, marketing, and admin work.
That conversation turned into reality when she was forced into making a decision quickly after the office building she rented was sold, resulting in a substantial rent increase. This was the prime opportunity to expand her vision and re-locate to an office building that would launch her vision into reality. The search was over when she walked into the first location. Within three weeks, lots of praying and sleepless nights, a new lease was signed, Get in Gear moved and The Biz Hive was launched into reality in March 2021!
What she knows is when you have BIG DREAMS - nothing can hold you back! Two of her past employees, now adults, have joined her once again to grow another successful business! When you believe in your employees, they will follow you on whatever journey you take them on!