Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in content creation but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jha Allen, Content Strategist & Founder at Allen Multimedia and Podcast Host at The Connections Hub Podcast, located in Houston, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Jha Allen LLC is a branding and marketing agency that specializes in digital community management for community-driven businesses. We help businesses grow their brands online to connect with their target audience, increase their sales and establish their authority within their industries. Our clients are usually of an older generation who have operated a business for many years but are now transitioning their systems and marketing to keep up digitally. We translate traditional marketing to digital marketing for anyone who struggles with maintaining an online presence to increase influence and sales.

We understand both the creative and technical sides of the marketing industry, combining the two elements to create successful, customized campaigns that produce profitable results.

Tell us about yourself

I began building my brand about six years ago and my agency about four years ago. I have a great passion for connecting with people in the business world to exchange knowledge, advice, resources, news, and energy. I'm proud to be a Houston Native in a thriving city with other entrepreneurs of all stages, backgrounds, and skills.

I have always been motivated to pursue my interests and face any challenge. I've grown up as a walking statistic -- a Black Lesbian Woman from a family of 8 kids and a Father in jail. Yet, I have always been able to overcome any challenges by keeping a laser focus on what's important to be the best I can be and inspiring other entrepreneurs to do the same.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

The relationships that I've built with my clients and network. As a results-driven business owner, I've always strived to provide exceptional service, deliverables, and results for my clients. I care about small businesses thriving, and I am proud to know that I've helped many small business owners, especially in the Houston area, grow their brands, target audiences, and monetary results.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Managing a team at times can be hard. Communicating with team members and having a similar vision can be challenging at times. It's important to be transparent and professional with all relationships– especially with team members. I've had to have difficult conversations in which I had to let employees go, but a mutually respectful manner and understanding always secure the possibility of working together again in the future. You never know where you'll cross paths again later down the line!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. You'll always be changing and updating your business-- Weather it's the processes, offers, planning strategies, or target audiences, don't be discouraged or intimidated by those changes. That's a sign that your business is coming together, so embrace those changes and keep going.
  2. Grow your network within (and out) of your industry to keep up with the latest news, updates, and new entrepreneurs. You can find plenty of opportunities, ideas, and connections when you are consistent in prioritizing networking relationships.
  3. Consistency is key. You can reach all your goals in due time with consistency. If you believe in yourself and your product/services, then pursue it consistently. Go out and make it happen!

Where can people find you and your business?


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