In 2008, Deborah Ramsey, 56, opened Natural Wellness and Spa in Philadelphia, Penn. The spa offers services and products to women and seniors. Deborah was inspired to found her own business after she had suffered through a couple of corporate layoffs. She relied on WORC (Women’s Opportunities Resource Center) to help her become a new business founder.
Deborah emailed these added thoughts about her transformation from an employee to a entrepreneur:
Had I known how great the rewards were that awaited me I would have started my own business a long time ago. Has it been a struggle…? YES INDEED! But so is life. Fear and apprehension held me back until I decided to be in charge of me! I banished fear, apprehension and every other negative thought and emotion to a remote island. When they try to revisit I don’t open that door because I’ve learned to put courage and confident where those negative things were. I believe more firmly now that we were created to eat and live from the work of our own hands.