Janice Taylor
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Janice Taylor

Chosen by the Oprah Show as her Ultimate Viewer based on JBF. Currently chosen to represent the Tech Women Canada (1of 12). Built my business acumen through Real Estate Investing and Pharma Sales.

Website: jbfjanice.com
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since August 29, 2012
Passionate, committed and extremely ambitious entrepreneur. Successfully launched JBFwomen and now creating JBFkids in San Francisco. Love building this company, my children, books and golf. Prairie girl at heart but loving the city! Quote_down
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2000 University of Regina , BA , Behavioural Psychology Honours Thesis Option

I am a(n):


If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Crowdrise, Kiva, Airbnb

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Everything is frustrating at times and if you wait 10 minutes it can suddenly be completely rewarding! The creative process is so out of the box yet many of the processes are clearly in the box, so it does not always fit the establishment especially around fundraising.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Enterpreneurs think they have to do everything and know everything. Do what you do best and find the other people who do what they do best. It is collaborative effort, if you choose wisely the other members of your team can also have brilliant ideas. Encourage that independence and everyone will benefit.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Perseverance is absolutely the secret sauce to success.
Do not get lost in the HOW, the how will present itself, stay true to the vision.
Surround yourself with people who believe in you.

Full bio

Janice has invested over $150,000 into the JBF since its founding back in 2011. She holds a BA Honors in Behavioral Psychology with an emphasis on self-esteem and self-efficacy among women. Janice honed her business and sales skills during her 10 year Pharmaceutical Sales Career where she was consistently rated the top representative in Canada.  During this time, she successfully built a real estate investment package with Canada and US property. Upon the launch of Just Be Friends, Janice was then chosen as one of Oprah’s Ultimate Viewers of all time and received a trip of the lifetime to Australia with Oprah, based on her concept of Just Be Friends™.   

 Janice has recently been chosen as 1 of 12 Tech Women Canada to represent the talent in technology in Silicon Valley. Along with this opportunity, Janice will house an office in San Francisco in the Rocketspace Canadian Tech Accelerator Program through the Department of Foreign Affairs Canada.