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Student Entrepreneurs

Bethany Nowak

Bethany Novak

Bachelors in Health Science with a minor in psychology, May 2014

DPT, May 2016

Current Title and Company:

Independent Business Owner of NovaSource Direct under the Amway Corporation

Provide a description of your business:

I am an independent business owner linked with a direct selling company. We are partnered with both large companies such as Best Buy and Apple, and with exclusive companies. We help drive traffic to their websites and with retailing, advertising and marketing.

Why did you start your business?

I was looking for a way to make extra income while being a full-time student. This opportunity was perfect because it only required 2-5 hours per week in my free time and it was something I could do right at school.

What made you believe that you could be an entrepreneur?

The associations that I have through this opportunity are very encouraging and helpful. Also, I have learned from playing sports that I can do anything I put my mind to and work for.

What was the biggest challenge(s) starting the business?

My biggest challenge was having the courage to speak to people about the products we work with but it was very easy to get over once I understood how high quality our products are.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting a business?

Nothing is guaranteed but if you want something you have to work for it and believe you can have it and you will get it.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?

Success can happen as quickly or as slowly as you allow it to. If you make the decision to be successful and back it up with action, you can grow at a very rapid rate. If you take no action then you will never move towards success.


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