Jane Crawford, owner of Crawford Inventory, follows her heart
as she develops a home and business inventory service.
Helping people is the core of Jane Crawford’s life purpose. When she decided to start her own company, she searched for a business model that would align with that initiative. Crawford Inventory, LLC, a contents inventory service, was the answer, but one caveat that she faced was time.
Her busy lifestyle didn’t lend itself to months of learning a business and building it from the ground up. Crawford sought assistance with developing her company, creating marketing materials, and learning the industry. Through her search, she discovered Nationwide Inventory Professionals, a business package and mentoring program. This was the answer to her time constraints.
Crawford was drawn to this industry because she knows people who have endured losses from thefts and fires; she wants to contribute by helping ensure this does not happen to others. “Completing a valuable task to help protect my clients is fulfilling for me. Knowing that I’ll bring some peace of mind to others gives me peace of mind,” she explained. “Purchasing this business package was the right decision for me because I’d rather learn from someone else’s mistakes. This allows me to move more quickly toward my goal of helping people.” During the research and start-up phase of her business, she was surprised to learn of the many other reasons for a home or business inventory in addition to disaster recovery. Gaining this insight created an even stronger focus to serve others through Crawford Inventory’s services.
Saying that she wants to help people isn’t just talk; she puts this personal mission into action. A Zionsville, Indiana resident, Ms. Crawford displays her commitment to family and community by volunteering. She is the current President of the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Tri Kappa and on the Tri Kappa State Nominating Committee. She serves on the Planning Committee for The Caring Hands Camp, and is a board member at Families First, an organization focused on strong family units in the community. She is a Girl Scout leader, and participates in various capacities at her daughter’s school, including that of Executive Council for the School Association.
Balancing her family and community commitments, Jane chooses to nurture her business goals as well. She is a graduate of Boone County Leadership, is a current member of Zionsville Women in Network, and has already achieved her Certified Inventory Specialist designation from the National Inventory Certification Association. “Jane’s enthusiasm to gain knowledge of the industry quickly is a testament to her professionalism. She expects success quickly, and is doing all the right things to achieve that goal,” said Cindy Hartman, Co-founder of Nationwide Inventory Professionals. “I look forward to working with and mentoring her.”
Crawford graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor Degree in Science and a Minor in Business and went on to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis.
Certified, bonded, and insured, Jane Crawford provides personal property inventory services for business owners, home owners, and renters in Zionsville and the surrounding areas.