59 seconds with… Jeanisha Wan

Jeanisha Wan

Jeanisha Wan
Managing director
J1 Consulting Sdn Bhd
Founder of WEVents

Despite being a relative newcomer to the country’s entrepreneurship sphere having established J1 Consulting in 2010, Wan has swiftly carved out her presence as columnist, marketing guru and public relations consultant.

What inspired you to start J1?

“I am an accidental entrepreneur. Started my company because I wanted to do more and not limit myself to do marketing for just once company (she was formerly a marketing director for an IT company).

“Also amazingly, it was at a job interview that I got this idea to be my own boss as the interviewer suggested that I do this instead!”

What have been your biggest challenges as an entrepreneur?

“Talent sourcing. We are selling ‘brains’ here as we are a consultancy company. In the past four years of our journey, I’ve found finding the right talent to be the biggest challenge.”

What are your proudest achievements to date?

“Being able to achieve and perform what our clients tell us other agencies or service providers have not been able to do for them; even when it comes to doing something we have not done before.

“About 80% of our existing clients now came to us through customer referrals. Our commitment to quality work speaks for itself.”

What lies ahead for the year of the Horse?

“A new team with renewed focus on quality; and to earnestly keep to our core work culture in being curious, think and have passion for our work.”

More about Jeanisha Wan and her business at www.j1consult.com.


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