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I’m running a business, I’m not just a …

On Youtube, there are quite a few channels that are all about books and the love of reading. The community is small but getting together is a lot of fun.
Often there will be special challenges such as ‘Shaketember’, where we read Shakespeare, or Mystery March where we read and share our favorite mysteries.
One of the most recent challenges is #Trek2021, where people read Star Trek novels. Then some people create YouTube videos or host discussions.
So when this week’s prompt came, I immediately thought of the meme (yet erroneous) from the original Star Trek series where Bones McCoy says ‘Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a (fill in the blank)”.
Becoming an entrepreneur feels exactly like that.
I’m a techie person. But starting a business means I had to play all hats at once – the thought leader, the bookkeeper, the sales director, and even the janitor. It got overwhelming fast.
But remembering my ‘why’ and getting the right support system is key. Finding networking groups, hiring professionals, or taking a class to learn how has made business ownership possible.
So next time you’re thinking I’m not a …….., you’re not alone.  The help you need is out there.

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-— Trish Bovell, website designer, developer, & owner of Savvy Web Woman.

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