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165: "You have to stick with it. Take the bumps, the bruises, the lessons, and then scale. Keep moving forward." Deon Green's story of beauty, art, and business
Episode 146th November 2023 • Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth • Jen Amos
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165: "You have to stick with it. Take the bumps, the bruises, the lessons, and then scale. Keep moving forward." Deon Green's story of beauty, art, and business

Can you imagine sustaining a business during a global pandemic and a relocation? Well, The Rosie Network's 2021 Service2CEO Graduate and Founder of Dee Luxe Nails, LLC. Deon Green has.

Jen Amos listens to Deon "Dee" Green as she shares her journey as an entrepreneur, military spouse, and veteran. She started her nail art business after retiring from 22 years in the military. At first, she took in-person clients at her home nail studio. Then, she pivoted to selling custom, press-on nails online when the pandemic hit. Dee shares how The Rosie Network helped her develop more tools, such as a pitch deck, to grow her business. In reflecting on her journey, she encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to find their passion, seek out a mentor, and find their "business bestie."

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In the Fall of 2023, Jen Amos was sought after by InDependent to co-host the 8th annual InDependent Wellness Summit™. In August 2022, Jen Amos' work on the podcast was recognized by Disney Institute and she was hand-selected as the only non-Disney employee to moderate the first Military Spouse Employment panel for the Veterans Institute Summit. March 2022, Jenny Lynne has voted the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. November 2020, Jen Amos was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! The show continued to collect award nominations in the following years. In September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. In November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show was a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. September 2022, the show was a Finalist for the 13th Annual Plutus Awards presented by Capital Group for “Best Military Personal Finance Content.”

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