Young entrepreneur Danielle Herb started her business Drop Your Reins with her mother in 2009. Danielle continues to expand her business while giving back to the community. She is also passionate about helping neglected and abused horses. In this interview, learn how Danielle used her experience with horses and ADHD to start her business at 15 years old.
JB: What is the name of your business?
DH: Drop Your Reins
JB: What does your business do?
DH: Offering Peaceful Solutions for ADHD/ADD & Autistic Children Using Natural Horsemanship. By partnering with horses, they have created an experiential learning environment that invites open communication, personal reflection, and progressive alternatives for ADD/ADHD and Autistic diagnosed children as well as for those who support them.
JB: When did you start your business?
DH: February 2009
JB: How did you come up with your business idea?
DH: From my own experience with horses and how much they helped me with my ADHD.
JB: How has your business evolved since the start of your business?
DH: First I was teaching at my mother’s small private school and then we closed the school and began traveling and teaching children in other areas. I also have marketed online and have developed training videos online. I have written a book and been included in other published books.
JB: Have you always been entrepreneurial?
DH: I am from a long line of entrepreneurs so it was just a natural way of living and starting my own business.
JB: How have your parents helped in the starting and growing of your business?
DH: Yes my mother has been my partner. She has worked on a lot of the business development while I focused on my work with the kids and horses.
JB: You are a great mentor for other kids. How are some of the ways you inspire other kids to start their business?
DH: I encourage them to follow their dreams and their heart. I tell them it is ok to be different and to do something that others might think is silly.
JB: What advice would you give other kids who may have a business idea and are ready to start a business?
DH: Find mentors and others people to assist you. Do not try to do everything yourself. Stay true to your vision and your dreams. Always remember it is not a destination but a journey. There is no rush.
JB: What are your plans for the future of your business?
DH: Continue to grow myself, teach children and adults and hopefully reach 1 million with my methodology.
JB: Is there anything you would like to add?
DH: I am also passionate about helping abused or neglected horses. I have helped to start several non profits for horse rescue. One is www.hopechestfoundation.org. Heal Others Physically and Emotionally. Visit my website at http://www.dropyourreins.com/.
JB: Thank you Danielle!!
Note: This interview first ran on www.getyourbizsavvy.com.