My name is Melissa and I am the owner/operator of Stunner Self-Defense, a place for women to find affordable non-lethal self-defense weapons. On top of running this business, I am a wife, mother of four, blogger, and aspiring writer. I’ve always had a desire to be self-sufficient, in business and also in my home life. My husband and I enjoy gardening, remodeling, and DIY projects. Our goal as a family is to live off of the land God gave us and be debt free. That is where the desire to own a business comes in.
For years I wanted to run my own business. My husband and I were married in 2015, but before that, I was a single mother of two little girls. Following your dreams isn’t the easiest thing when you have no support and young children to take care of alone. Thankfully, when I married, I was able to quit my 8-5 job and stay home. I have since had two more children, boys. I am sure SAHM’s everywhere can relate when I say that only being a mother and wife, isn’t fulfilling. I wanted more, to make a difference in the world beyond my little family and to be a contributor to our finances. That is when I decided I would do something about it. I have a business degree so starting my own business was just what I needed.
For many months, I went back and forth trying to decide what kind of business I wanted to start. I knew I wanted it to be something that was helpful, to women specifically, and that I could run at home with my children. Finally, the idea struck me. What better way to help women than to provide them with something that could help them in a tough situation and provide them with confidence in protecting themselves? This business is about empowering women. We are worth protecting and we shouldn’t depend on anyone else to do that for us. We are strong. We are capable. We are stunning.
I have been in business since March 2018, so this journey is just getting started. I would love for this to grow and eventually brand my own products. It has been a slow start but that is to be expected. Getting exposure has been incredibly difficult.
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