Biz Boot Up Episode 27: Stick with it with Allen Todd and Jack’s Jellies

Welcome to the Business Boot-Up Edition of The Dreamers and Doers Podcast! We believe you are never too young to start a business. We’re bringing you live interviews from Loveworks Leadership in Norman, OK. Each episode will feature one of our student-run businesses where they will be sharing what they’ve learned by starting a business to encourage you to start yours too!

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Allen Todd: Owner of Timco Service and Supply

While Allen was born in Oklahoma, his family relocated to Wyoming where they started their family business, Timco Service and Supply. Timco is an Oil field equipment supplier that now has offices in both Central Wyoming and Oklahoma City.  Allen started sweeping floors and dusting shelves when he was just 10 years old.  After getting married and settling down in Virginia with his wife received a call from his father to return to Wyoming to help with the family business. He knew nothing about running a business except a few classes in accounting and computers.  Blessed to have a business mentor that helped see the potential and future of the company, they expanded their products and sales efforts. Allen has successfully managed the business for over 33 years, becoming a business partner in 1994. He met his wife on a high school  mission trip to Guatemala and has two grown sons, one of which works in the family business.  In addition to running Timco, he has also served the community as an EMT, deputy coroner and as a board member for several local non-profit organizations. He currently volunteers as a business mentor for SCORE, the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation and serves at LifeChurch Moore as an Operations Team member.

Jack Rosas: Jack’s Jellies

Jack’s Jellies is a family run business started in 2021 by 4th grader Jack Rosas. Jack and his mother Erin spend a lot of time in the kitchen together cooking so when Erin showed Jack the process of making pepper jelly, Jack’s Jellies was born. Jack’s Jellies are homemade using a simple recipe, come in several flavors from smokey to sweet, and each batch is crafted with love.

Key Takeaways

  • Make the best in the good times and do your best to survive the downturns
  • In business, it’s all about customer service, if you can’t help the customer, find someone who can
  • Life is not fair so take every opportunity to grow and learn from it

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