old jpc pixStarting a business is more than a notion. It can be one of the most challenging events things you may ever face. And, if you’re coming out of a traumatic experience, it can be twice as daunting. In fact, it may be one of the furthest things from your mind. But, I can tell you first hand how rewarding it can be. One of the main reasons that the micro-enterprise portion of WIANL has been proven necessary is the need to help victims of abuse recognize the importance and relevance of their talents, skills and abilities. We all have them. We all don’t use them. And, when you’re going through abuse, you tend to forget they even exist. You think there’s no relevant place for you  and what you can do.

We’re here to remind you that opportunities do exist. You just have to be willing to trust, open your mind and heart to new possibilities and be willing to take that leap of faith. And, when you find that a door has closed or just simply won’t open, find a window. Go to your neighbor’s house and use theirs. The point is, sometimes, the opportunities aren’t quite as clear as we’d like or need to be. When that’s the case, use your talents, skills and abilities to create your own. Ask for help. People are willing to walk with you. They’re willing to support your aspirations to have your own jewelry business, clothing line, bakery, etc…

Micro-enterprise helps to make that happen. We’re so honored to see other individuals, businesses and organizations stepping up and joining our efforts to help make business ownership a reality. Self sufficiency and ownership are true confidence boosters and help aid in eliminating the excuses for victims to return to unhealthy environments.