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November News, Tips, & Reads

Hello, hello, hello!  It’s approaching the end of the month and since I kaputzed the enewsletter, I’ll be sharing November news, book recommendations, things I learned, and fun articles here instead.

Business Sneak Peek

We’ve got a few changes over at Jenn Wells Design.  And, for the sake of transparency, I’ll be doing monthly updates instead of having things pop up all over the website without explanation.

1) A New Team Member!

Breena Kline portrait
This is Breena, the second-ever member of the JWD team, but hopefully the first of many!  Breena will be joining me out at networking events, and starting to take on some of the social and communications work in the business, as well as continuing to design behind the scenes.  Get to know Breena better on our about page!

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My Objections to Multi-Level Marketing

“Isn’t that a pyramid scheme?”

You can imagine how enraged a coworker was, after I naively asked this question about his wife’s new business.  He gave me a rundown on multi-level marketing which, frankly, left me a little confused about the difference between the two, but gave me the verbiage I needed to not offend other MLMers.

My personal opinion has wavered.  Initially I was wary, and maybe a little frustrated at the explosion of advertising in my Facebook newsfeed by family and friends.  Then it started to seem like a good opportunity to get into entrepreneurship for people who might not have the initiative or capital to strike out on their own.

And now…

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5 Misconceptions About Working for Yourself (at Home)

 

5 Misconceptions About Working for Yourself (at Home) | Jenn Wells Design

“But you set your own hours, so you can make time to do whatever you want.”

If you’re self employed, I’m sure you’ve heard this.  And other, equally annoying, misconceptions.

It can be frustrating, as a small business owner, to explain what you do and how you do it.  You have to explain that working for yourself is still a job, and not every task is enjoyable, even though you’re choosing to do them.

Sometimes you feel like you can never complain.  After all, you chose this…

So let’s address some of those misconceptions and how to explain them to well-meaning friends and family.

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