Have you ever had to struggle with money? It sucks. It’s SO hard. People who say money isn’t important typically have never had to struggle with money. So if you’ve been there, trust me. I FEEL you. I wouldn’t wish money problems on anyone. But I’m here to tell you that YOU too can be a business owner after bankruptcy.

Becoming a Business Owner After Bankruptcy

I know what you might be thinking. How can you start a business with no money? Or worse – a mountain of debt?

It’s still so hard to believe that a little more than 10 years ago, I was at my lowest point. My husband had lost his job, and there we were with a new baby and a bunch of maxed out credit cards. I never thought I would declare bankruptcy, but there I was, not even 30 yet, doing just that. I’ll never forget the guilt, shame, hopelessness, and embarrassment I felt.

Using art to heal and finding passion after bankruptcy: I am a Child of God paint project.

The reason I’m telling you all of this is to spread hope to anyone who may be in a similar situation now. Trust me when I say you will be okay! I strongly believe that God will provide when you need Him the most. How do I know? It happened to me.

Focusing On Your Passion During / After Bankruptcy

I don’t know it at the time, but at my lowest moment, I was using art to heal. I started painting to keep my mind off of my money problems. And wouldn’t you know it, it was like a miracle happened. It was my passion – my art – that helped lift me up and catapult me into a whole new world I didn’t know was possible. God had a plan for me and my family that totally changed our situation and in the end, we were ok. You will be okay, too! You are worthy. Please believe me when I say that.

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Do you have a dream for yourself? If not, that’s okay! If you are feeling lost and like you have no plan for the future, don’t lose hope. God works in mysterious ways and has a plan for you whether you know it or not. Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics and focus on what you love, even if you’ve abandoned your passion long ago. It’s never too late to rekindle that flame!

Bankruptcy Stories: Turning Your Passion Into a Small Business

If you’re sitting here thinking that it would be impossible to make your dream a reality or to start your own small business from nothing, I hope my story will inspire you. After declaring bankruptcy, I started painting decorative surfboards. Mind you, I totally didn’t think that I could ever start a business from my art – I was just doing it to help myself feel better about my situation. I set up a little booth on the beach. I had NO idea what I was doing and felt so doubtful that this could work.

Becoming a business owner after bankruptcy: painting and selling surfboards on the beach.

Wouldn’t you know it, people actually wanted to buy my surfboards! I couldn’t believe it. At my lowest point, I was sitting in a Buffalo Wild Wings drowning my sorrows when my husband called me from the pier and told me we had orders. I had to get my booty into gear and start painting! God came through – as He always does!!! Every time, y’all!

Growing Your Business

Over the course of two months, I painted over 1,000 surfboards and ended up making $20,000 working just three days a week! Sounds impossible, right? But remember when I said God works in mysterious ways? He found a way for me to provide for my family doing what I love!

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The reason I share all of this is because I know you can do whatever you want to do! If you love to paint like I do, I have an amazing solution that I swear will change your life like it did mine. Best of all, you can do it all from home – yes, even with little ones running around.

Paint Party Headquarters: How to Throw Paint Parties

Introducing PAINT PARTY HEADQUARTERS! After the jolt of inspiration I had from painting surfboards, I discovered Paint Parties, and over the last few years I’ve been mentoring people all over the world how to throw a paint party of their very own! It’s such a fun way to make money, and a great way for artists like myself to start a lucrative business doing what they love.

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PAINT PARTY HEADQUARTERS is your solution! It’s all about Artists helping Artists. Within 48 hours, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions on how to throw your own paint party and get details about paint brands, brush styles, and the rights to use this design OVER and OVER to make as much money as you like!

You, Too Can Be A Business Owner After Bankruptcy

I truly believe that after all I’ve been through, that it’s my mission to help others lift themselves up and be empowered to make their dreams come true. The way I found my purpose during my darkest moments has caused me to believe in miracles – and God will provide for you, too. You, too can heal through art and change your situation, not matter how hopeless you might feel.

If you are an artsy person and want to learn How to Teach a Paint Party ONLINE check out this ebook here for only $10.  It will help give you the step-by-step guide of what to do first.

Happy painting!

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