What does your business do?
Fullness of Joy Fellowship is an organization that provides
transitional housing, emergency housing, and life skill training for
women. It offers assistance to women, frequently homeless, as they move
from dependent, often abusive relationships into independent, self-
sufficient lifestyles. Additionally, it assists the community with
several enrichment Programs.(Open To The Public)
When and why did you start the biz?
January 2017.Formally Homeless and destitute I (unlike most) understood
the predicament of the less fortunate and the real life value of
receiving life changing help that would (prayerfully) eventually lead
to hope and self sufficiency.To give back to the less fortunate is the
least of my duties as a survivor.
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
The office space is a (very)small room inside the housing unit of
Fullness of Joy Fellowship. The room is full of bright colors,
beautiful quotes and butterflies.
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The toughest part of the running the business, is when all the help I
have to offer is not enough to actually fix the situation. The toughest
days are when you can soothe the irritation of distress without ever
resolving underlined problem of lack.
What's the most fun part?
The greatest of all the pleasures that come with the job is when I have
the perfect combination of solutions with options to rectify the the
situation with little to no additional losses
Anything you would have done differently?
Honestly, I would have spent more time with the the people who where
dedicating their time to help my vision of the business because I
wasted a lot of time working under false assumptions of the initiative
of those I was working with.My team was just as excited for each client
as I was we just expressed our satisfaction in the program differently.
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
The next step is obtain a grants( or grants) that will help Fullness of
Joy Fellowship to purchase property so we can house and assist more in
one single location
What advice do you have for others?
The best advise I have to offer is hope is good(maybe even great) but
expectation will deprive you of all positive aspects of the business.
Rewrite you "to do" everyday
Set Goals that will propel your vision forward do not try to forcibly
direct the outcome (Let it flow)
Never Forget everything that is meant to be will be
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Idea Cafe has helped in several ways
The small business grant center was a life savior. The information lead
to several perspective organization who give grants
In addition to the (4) different sections of grant advise and
information I also found books ( and other information) on crowd
funding and other ways(other than grant infinitives) to fund the
School (where, still in school, degree)?
East Tennessee State University
Prior jobs or business?
Private Home Healthcare
Fried Cassava Leaf and Smoked Turkey with rice
What are your pets' names?
No Pets ( sad face)
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
No, I would like to have an emotional support animal for those client
that would take comfort in having one around
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
It wasn't the rock bottom" moment that made me want to start the
business it was the moment I realized the only way to rectify my past
was help someone(as many as possible) create a positive future from a
life of oppression condemnation and fear
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
My Three Kings are my greatest motivation to continue on
My Husband Emmanuel
My Brother Jermeil
My Daddy...your love and motivation has carried me as if I where on
eagles wings Thank You
3521 Watterson Street
Kingsport, TN 37660