By GRANT MCLAUGHLIN, The Industrial Dispatch
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — It’s not straightforward being a father or mother and beginning a enterprise. However when you requested this native handywoman, you may simply agree it’s doable.
Columbus resident Hannah Jordan, 25, began Helpful Hannah’s in January 2021 with the hope of constructing a handyman enterprise, portray and making basic repairs on homes within the Golden Triangle.
When she came upon she was pregnant in July, she took a pause from her work whereas making ready for motherhood. When Harlan William Jordan was born in February, she began occupied with the suitable time to begin all of it again up.
Jordan stated she restarted her enterprise in Might, portray homes, placing up sheetrock, repairing partitions and has now added landscaping.
“I’ve completed one yard that was a jungle, now it’s a yard,” she stated.
Jordan’s entrepreneurial spirit started when she was simply 6 years-old, when she began a lemonade stand.
“She saved to purchase her personal bicycle,” stated her mom, Amy Hopper.
Just a few years later, Jordan began Helpful Hannah’s Automobile Wash, washing automobiles for her mom’s purchasers at Amy’s Salon in East Columbus.
“My purchasers would are available in to get their hair completed and he or she washed up the automobiles,” stated Hopper.
Jordan’s ardour for engaged on homes got here from serving to her grandfather construct cabins.
When Jordan initially began her enterprise, she solely painted homes. As purchasers began asking about her doing extra work, she added to her skillset.
After graduating from Victory Christian Academy in Columbus in 2015, she attended Shelton State Group Faculty in Alabama to check private coaching and schooling. She left Shelton State in 2017.
Although working in childcare for seven years after which at a Mercedes Benz dealership in Vance, Alabama, Jordan stated she acknowledged she was not lower out to be an worker at another person’s enterprise.
“Actually, I can’t work for anyone else. So I informed myself that I’ve acquired to determine one thing to do to earn cash the place I’m the boss,” Jordan stated. She began her handywoman service in 2021.
“She’s at all times been my very own little entrepreneur,” Hopper stated.
For Jordan, being a very good mom to her son is an important factor. She needs to point out him the work she does and finally educate him her chosen commerce.
“My purpose is to have the ability to run my very own enterprise and educate Harlan methods to paint. As soon as he’s capable of maintain a paintbrush, he shall be ‘serving to,’” Jordan stated.
Jordan stated that in the interim, she will be able to solely tackle a number of jobs at a time whereas Harlan is so younger. At any time when she goes to work, her mom is true there to assist with the infant.
“My mother watches him. She works too so lots of her (purchasers) play with Harlan whereas she’s working,” she stated. “I come out and in and examine on him all through the day.”
Hopper understands the challenges of operating a enterprise and elevating a baby effectively.
She opened her house salon in 1996, simply six months earlier than Jordan was born in 1997. The purpose? To work and be there for her child.
In line with Jordan, entrepreneurship simply runs within the household.
“I feel it’ll go someplace finally as soon as I do extra jobs and get my identify on the market,” Jordan stated of her personal enterprise.
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