Jane Lu has a flourishing business, 155,000 followers on her personal Instagram page and is very much a self-made millionaire.
But for someone whose business has been quite a revelation in the retail and e-commerce sphere, and who is the source of inspiration for women in start-ups across the country, she’s remarkably transparent about her journey to the top.
As the founder of Showpo, the now 30-year-old doesn’t shy away from admitting things weren’t easy, she hasn’t always known the answer, and in fact, her first business had to fail for her second to flourish.
That business is now a $30 million empire.
When it comes to business advice, so much of our focus is on everything we should be doing, and everything a founder or CEO ever did right. But rarely do we flip the narrative and ask, what exactly were your big stuff-ups?
“I’ve made several big mistakes, but the one I think other people could learn from the most was not knowing my numbers,” Lu tells Mamamia.