I am an ordinary woman who decided as a young mom to work for myself. From my early teenage years, I worked very hard for other people and then I thought: “Why don’t I do this for myself?.” I started a number of businesses without any capital; all I had was the belief that I could do it. I did not become a success overnight. It took a lot of trial and error and necessitated a lot of sacrifices before I finally made it. But I believed in myself, even though my endurance and resistance were tested to the core many times. In my current business, I had to ask for help at the start of the recession. This was something I didn’t want to do but I had to swallow my pride and remind myself that half a loaf is better than no loaf. I didn’t give up and I took action, and it all worked out well in the end.