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Arbonne- Susan Wenzel, Independent Consultant


Arbonne-Susan Wenzel, Independent Consultant


It is not where you begin in life, but where you end that matters", *wife *mother *sister *daughter *spiritual Jesus lover .   Every day is a new day, a new day to reflect, learn and love more than the day before.   I have fallen in love with so many aspects of Arbonne for many reasons, the first being the health of my daughter in which we have struggled for over a decade, and for the fact that Arbonne truly stands by the philosophy of Pure, Safe and Beneficial. Arbonne combines superior, botanically based products with a generous compensation plan, exceptional support, training and committed leadership to create the perfect window of opportunity.

Arbonne's pure, safe, beneficial botanical product lines include: skin care, bath & body, make up, nutrition and hair.

With Arbonne, life is full of awesome opportunity — to earn a living that can be fit around your current commitments and responsibilities, enjoy a flexible schedule, to transform your life and the lives of others. Imagine the possibilities! Discover how fulfilling life can be as an Arbonne Independent Consultant. I never ever thought I would be in direct marketing either, but it is the best thing I ever did and has provided my family more opportunity and vision for my family. Not only that but The Arbonne Charitable Foundation empowers teens to live confidently, dream big and believe that Our Independent Consultants are the heart of the Foundation and, with your support, we fund programs that help teens overcome issues like homelessness, bullying, foster care, access to education, human trafficking, mental health, and eating disorders. Contact me to learn more. I'd love to hear from you

For more information about Arbonne products and opportunity, please call 570-249-4361 or visit https://www.arbonne.com/pws/susanwenzel/tabs/home.aspx                                           



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Be an Entrepreneur and not a Wantrepreneur

Starting a new business is almost like having a baby.  From day one, you nurture it, think about how to help it grow, give it your undivided attention, feed it cash, and yes like changing a dirty diaper, sometimes you have to bring yourself to change out employees.  

Like a child learning to walk, there are going to be struggles.  You will have sleepless nights. You will question yourself; am I doing the right thing, have I made the right decisions.  It’s how you pick yourself up and keep going through those struggles and doubts that will prove your mettle. Your business is your passion or it better be if you want to be successful.     

Start by being your own investor.  That doesn’t only mean funding the business but investing in yourself by learning everything there is to know about your market and the business itself.  Are you thinking of growing mushrooms? Then you need to learn all about those cute little mycelium. Do you have an idea to build a better mousetrap? Then you will need to learn all about the manufacturing process.  A successful startup requires a ton of legwork before you even hang your shingle.

You may think you have it all, the plan, the money, the ins and outs of what it takes to put the business together, but that four-letter word “fear” can hold you back.  Successful entrepreneurs use fear as motivation to take that first step. You can either be at the table or on the menu. Nothing should be able to stop you from what you really want.

It doesn’t matter how smart you are, how much money you have or how strong you are. It doesn't matter what college you graduated from and how many degrees you have. What matters is how focused you are. If you aren't able to harness your talent, then it means nothing so stay focused!

In this day and age, retail businesses are feeling the pinch from ecommerce with several having to close physical store locations. Yet, some retailers are successful in their marketplace.  Take a look at Boscov’s. How do they stay ahead of the game in a very competitive business? Sure they provide great customer service and they have been able to mesh ecommerce with their physical store presence. But I think what’s most important is that Boscov’s has mastered knowing who their market is and that’s exactly to whom they cater.  

Contact us at the Chamber today.  We can help you with business plans, marketing, loans and the support to take that first step.   Isn’t it time for you to stop thinking about starting a business and just do it? Remember, everyone can be a wantrepreneur but being an entrepreneur requires real guts.  

Looking to Expand and Grow Your Business and Need Financial Assistance?

The CCEDC Can Help!


Starting a new business certainly has its challenges.  You come up with an idea you do the research even find a great location.  Now how are you going to bankroll it?

Remember that usually the first dollars into your business are yours.  Perhaps you dipped into savings or cashed in your 401k or maxed out your credit cards.  You may even have worked your regular job and moonlighted at your business to get it off the ground but now you’re ready for the next step; actually going out on your own.

At the startup stage, angel investors are hard to find and asking for help to find grants, or ‘free money,’ is a common request that my office handles all the time. While there may be some small grants, these are not common. 

New businesses have a hard time getting funding from a bank because they don’t have the financial history of actually being in business.  There is really nothing concrete to show a lender that your business is successful much less be able to pay back a loan. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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