I've recently met a local business woman, through mutual friends. I like her a lot and we share similar interests.
She's very interested in my business and seems genuinely supportive of it and therefore me, which I am very grateful for.
However, she is contacting me at least once a day with ideas on how we can work together for mutual benefit to our businesses. Good at first, but now I'm feeling a bit hassled by it.
So as not to dripfeed, our circumstances are different. Her children have grown-up and flown the nest. My children are primary-aged. Her business is her sole source of income, whereas mine is a like a hobby which generates a little bit of profit, and I have another, main job.
I mention that because she has more time and head space to dedicate to her work. This is perhaps while I'm feeling a bit swamped by her communications and stream of entrepreneurial ideas.
So, I'm thinking of delicately distancing myself from her, although not sure how to, as she texts and messages me on Facebook. AIBU though? Should I be supporting a local, kind and thoughtful woman with a good business?
Business is business - you shouldn't need to worry about her feelings, especially as she isn't actually involved in your business! Just tell her straight that you're happy with your current business model. If she gets upset, that's her choice. A reasonable person will respond with "Oh, ok then" and back off with the business suggestions but remain friendly about other stuff. Any other response is unreasonable and can be ignored.
MLM is pyramid selling basically. So constantly trying to recruit others so that you can get a cut of their profits. Popular MLMs are Younique, Forever Living, Juice Plus, some candle shite, Herbalife, slimming coffee and many many more. They're all a fat con and their reps always use language like 'babe' and 'hun' and put three million kisses at the end of each message, even if they have never met you.