Voices for Kids CASA

Published 8:57 am Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Name of person featured: Joyelle Saunders

Name of business: Voices for Kids CASA

Address: Isle of Wight

Phone number of business: 357-2170

Operating hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Web address: info@voicesforkidsofsv.org

Nature of Business: Child advocacy

Year Founded: 2004

Number of employees: Three

How’s business going: We are growing

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We recruit volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children going through the court system. We need more volunteers, especially men.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: A volunteer experience unlike any other that forever impacts the life of any abused or neglected child

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Be passionate about your work. Without passion, it will eventually fail.

Your first job: File clerk for a government office

Your role model (in business or in life generally) and why: I have two. Dean Benta for always conducting himself with a high degree of integrity. Maria LaFlaveur for always taking the time to discover the good in people, no matter who they are.

The key to a successful business is: Focus, planning and an effective team.