The Story Exchange, Jennifer Jones, Emerge VirtualYour Name: Jennifer Jones

Business Name: Emerge Virtual, a resource service for stay-at-home workers

Type of Business: Coaching&Consulting/E-Commerce/Client Services

Business Location: Georgia, United States

Reason for starting
I made the decision to venture into my own project in helping others. When I became unemployed and looked for ways to provide for my family, I knew that I had a choice to make. Emerge Virtual is a GREEN Company that I started to provided resources for people to work from home virtually, book travel online, etc. I have always had the desire to start my own business and when the opportunity came I jumped on it. Running my own business meant that I can spend more time with my family and be my own BOSS. This vehicle has given me the opportunity to focus more on my what is important in life which is BALANCE.

How do you define success?
Success is about striving to achieve goals. Finding a lifestyle that works for self and family are very important. As a Mom, Sister, Daughter, and soon to be Wife, I have to focus on what positive attributes I have to offer not only to my family but to other people. With the support of my Fiance and children, everything has been possible to achieve the success driven as I take the wheel to drive forward into every opportunity there is to face.

Biggest Success
I have learned that regardless of any circumstance, there is a way out towards a better life. I welcome every challenge that being a business brings. I definitely don’t give up .

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Challenges I have faced are negativity and economic drawbacks. I have always pressed through and recognized that life is worth more than what we imagine. Being a positive influence, roll model, character to someong of any age has helped me to overcome any challenge.

Who is your most important role model?
My most important role model is my soccer coach Mr. Wilson. He pushed me in practice always so that I can see for myself that I have the ability and potential to be beyond great. That if I work hard at what I want I can own it! If I dedicate myself that I can be skilled at anything I do. It takes practice, lessons learned, failure, downfalls, circumstances, and obstacles for someone to find out that the strength they had to overcome has always been apart of that indidvidual and for that I have found my strength and purpose in life to succceed beyond greatness!