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RECAP | Building Your Business: The Paths to Self-Employment

Tuesday, October 10 at 12 p.m. EDT

Featuring Krissy Bodnovich, Tara St. Clair and Jesef Williams

Tuesday, October 10
LIVE at 12 p.m. EDT

Transitioning from being an employee to business owner requires thought and planning. Our Integrate Online panel brings together industry leaders who have successfully transitioned from marketers to consultants and business owners.

Our panelists, Krissy Bodnovich, a WVU M.S. IMC alum and seasoned social media marketing consultant, and Jesef Williams, also a WVU M.S. IMC alum and Founder of Spectacular Vernacular, bring their wealth of knowledge and firsthand experiences to the forefront. They'll share their insights, strategies, and real-world stories of navigating the intricacies of entrepreneurship and the steps to owning a business.

Learn about their personal experiences, the lessons they've learned and the strategies they've employed to create and launch their own careers. Gain insights into crafting your niche, developing a client base, managing the challenges and ultimately achieving the dream of working for yourself. Join us for this discussion led by moderator Tara St. Clair, Program Director for the Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the WVU Chamber's College of Business and Economics.

Meet the Panel

Krissy Bodnovich

Krissy Bodnovich

Krissy Bodnovich is a seasoned Social Media Marketing Consultant based in West Virginia. With a career spanning over a decade, Krissy has honed her expertise in driving business growth through an impactful online presence.

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Tara St. Claire

Tara St. Clair

A Parkersburg native, Tara St. Clair has a passion for collaboration across the state of West Virginia. Working to amplify Appalachia, Tara serves as the Program Director for the Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Jesef Williams

Jesef Williams

Jesef Williams is founder and owner of Spectacular Vernacular, a Jacksonville, Florida-based company that provides communications, marketing and storytelling services for organizations and individuals.

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