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Lessons Learned While Running a Multi-Generational Business

Jody Davis, a woman business owner of Accent Moving Storage and Logistics, takes us through her story and how she discovered in her hard times, that worship empowered her to keep pressing forward. She learned to balance work and raising 2 daughters as she leaned on God, His word, worship as well as her family and being brave enough to ask for help when she needed it. Laura Watson hosts this humorous and inspiring episode!


Show Notes

  • Owner of Accent Moving Storage and Logistics

  • a Multi-generational company, 3rd generation owner. Fun fact: Family businesses usually last for only 24 years, yet there’s is 80+ years old and continuing to expand and grow!

Hard times in the economy like 9/11, 2008 and 2020 pandemic caused Jody to diversify, taking risks to expand beyond a moving company. They have employees that have worked there for over 40 years. Jody took over the business when she was young, going through divorce with 2 toddlers and asked to open a second branch of the family business while her father retired from family business. There were moments she thought she was going to lose her mind, yet she sought help from a counselor to help her process so much all at once.


"I don't know how people navigate life-alternating situations without the Lord. Maybe that's why there's so much alcohol and drug abuse and suicide. All I had was my faith. In the middle of the night, it's just you and God."
“I didn’t know how to pray with what was going on in my life, but I knew how to worship. I’ve never felt closer to God than I did during that time when I had no words, only tears and worship music.”

When faced with her prayer warrior mother from breast cancer, her aunt spoke life back in to her with the simple statement: "it's not yours to understand".

To whom much is given, much will be required. Luke 12:48

Important character development for her daughters: volunteer at different places through the church and organizations in their community like Rotary Club, ringing the Salvation Army bell at Christmas time and feeding those in need.


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