Michelle Smith: Canadian Small Business Woman of the Month of June 2016

Michelle Smith

Recently named the “Top 100 Canadian Black Women to Watch” by the CIBWE, “2015 Role Model and Achiever” by the Black Canadian Awards,  Michelle Smith is an award-winning mother of 2,  Nurse Advocate, and Contributing Healthcare Writer for The Toronto Caribbean Newspaper.   Michelle Also known as JA Nursing,  “The Voice Of The Community ”   has been featured on numerous platforms for her wealth of knowledge on  navigating the healthcare and social system.  Michelle has a firm passion for spreading the word about healthcare  and the social factors that contribute to the changes in one’s life.  She continues to bring awareness to  Mental Wellness  as one of the key components to changing  outcomes for  all individuals and groups that she meets. 

Overcoming the stigma associated with being  a teenage Mother, Michelle,  launched   JA Smith Consulting and Nursing Services  with the primary mission of helping individuals navigate the healthcare and social  system, creating her much needed position in the community as a Healthcare and Social Advocate.  Michelle is also the  Founder of  JA Nursing We Care Inc.  Non-profit organization. Both divisions participate in various health, social and mentoring initiatives throughout the community.  Her mission is to focus on community wellness by continuing to Change The Face Of Knowledge  by giving the voiceless a voice. 

Our Q & A with Michelle

*What inspires you?

Firstly  my children have always been my inspiration. Both of my divisions  use my children’s names JA Smith  Consulting and Nursing services and JA Nursing  We Care Inc.


*As a small business owner, what achievements make you most proud?
As a business owner what I love most is increasing the health and social literacy of my community at large  through my words of knowledge.

*What advice would you give to other aspiring small business owners?

Be resilient.  Not every day is going to be bright, but believe in you product believe in your service and market yourself to the right people.

*What new things can we look forward to from your business in the upcoming year?

I would like to add author to my credits. As well I plan to go international with my Business.
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