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Wileena Joseph Wanted A Better Future For Her Children And For Other Families Like Hers, So She Started Her Credit Repair Business

Wileena Joseph did not become another statistic when she was a teenage mom at 16 years old. Instead, she made sure to make a name for herself in the business world with her financial literacy and credit repair business.

Wileena has been working since the age of 16 when she had her first child. Years later, as a college educated mother, she found herself trading time for money, as she worked long hours to provide while daycare was raising her children.

“Working over 10 years in Corporate America, I realized it was not for me.” Wileena shares. “Particularly when I learned it wasn’t what I knew but who I knew that mattered when attempting to climb the corporate ladder. That wasn’t a system I wanted to be a part of.”

Instead, Wileena knew that it was important to treat people how she herself wanted to be treated. She started to look for ways to invest in property, and found that a lot of financial institutions did not find her credit good enough.

Accordingly, Wileena started franchising her own credit repair business United Credit Education Services in August 2017 while having her own credit worked on. On May 31, 2018, she was able to walk away from corporate America. In March 2019, she was able to open her own staffing agency, Quality Assurance Staffing LLC, and made her first six figures by the end of 2019.

“I was motivated to get started with my business by my calling, which was to help people. I knew I lacked the knowledge of financial literacy and credit repair and that thousands of people were in the same situation as me.” Wileena says.

At the beginning, the biggest challenge for Wileena was helping people realize the importance of credit and investing in themselves. But this was also part of what inspired her to get into the industry–knowing that she could be the solution for many families who want to become financially free.

“Having a positive mindset when starting a business is important because it allows you to think about what you are doing and why, and it helps you be willing to take risks and accept failure.” Wileena states.

Wileena believes that incorporating an entrepreneurial mindset into our everyday life will help anyone thinking of becoming a business owner minimize the importance of failure and rejections in their overall life, which will in turn help them move forward.

“My advice for those trying to start their own business is to start a business that is needed in their community. All businesses need customers, and customers invest in what they need.” Wileena advises.

In addition, Wileena warns not to listen to the naysayers, but instead listen to your heart and mind because people will tell you what you can’t do before telling you what you can do. Pushing those people out of your life will help you achieve success.

“Success to me is living for my true purpose, impacting as many lives as possible by showing them that their yesterday decisions do not determine their future.” Wileena says.

Moreover, Wileena’s main goal is to be able to live life on her own terms and achieve financial freedom. To not have to trade time to build someone else’s legacy but her own, and to not miss out on her children.

“Coming from a family and schools that didn’t teach me the importance of financial literacy and credit repair, I wanted something better for my children to teach their children so I invested and franchised something that was needed not just in my family but in thousands of others.” Wileena shares. 

Understanding this makes Wileena different from her competition. She listens and focuses on customer needs. For her it is not just about the product itself, but about how she can listen to her customers and provide them with the services they need.

Wileena’s next projects include reaching and educating 5,000 families on the importance of financial literacy and credit repair by the end of 2020. But her long term project is to open a shelter for homeless teen moms, which is important for her personally.

“The biggest obstacle I ever overcame was not falling into the statistics of a teen mom by graduating from high school and college.” Wileena adds. “Now, I am a business owner of my own staffing agency and credit repair company earning six figures.”

To find out more about Wileena and her business go here.

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