October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce would like to honor local women who own small businesses. Once a week for the month of October, we will be highlighting one business/woman in the Worthington area who has opened their own small business.
Janna Bidlack has been with State Farm as an insurance agent since 2007, working with individuals needing home, health, auto, and life insurance. She became an agency owner for State Farm in 2020. She grew up and still resides in Worthington with her family.
What services and goods does your business offer?
“We offer insurance products, and that is a very wide range. Everything from auto to home to life insurance to different health products. We even offer pet insurance and we do partnerships with banks so we can offer certain banking products as well. We do quite a lot.”
What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve gotten out of having a business?
“I would say the connections and the ability to make an impact on my community. Whether it’s volunteering or sponsoring or being able to meet people in so many different ways, that for me has been the most rewarding part of this career.”
What advice would you give your younger self about opening a business?
“So much advice. I don’t know if I would give myself any advice because I think it’s something you just have to jump in and be a little fearless. That’s probably the advice I would give - just be fearless and go for it. Know that not everything is going to be perfect or work according to plan and that’s okay. Just bit by bit.”