This site is dedicated to helping you pursue your passion and bring your vision to the world. My name is Vera and I have always been an entrepreneur since I was a child and by the time I was 20 I had a registered business here in Vancouver, BC.
Vera JM Raposo – Owner VR Marketing EST 1997
Hey there, it’s me Vera JM Raposo.
In a nutshell, I’ve been an entrepreneur since 1997 and went full time online selling information products, affiliate marketing and even just wrote my first book, Her Life Counts. Life is getting very exciting!
You can read more about my history below, I’m so happy you are here. 🙂
Vera’s Entrepreneurial History
Here’s a picture with my cousin Robert Wood and I, it was incredible to meet Robert and we are already super close. He feels more like a brother to me, the connection is beautiful!
One of these days I will detail out my entire entrepreneurial history for you but for now, here’s a few tidbits…
My Entrepreneurial History
I have been an entrepreneur since 1996 owning 5 retail stores across the Lower Mainland here in Vancouver, BC. It was a great experience and an incredible foundation in business at a very young age. I signed my first least for my first store at age 21, I was super proud of myself because it was the first one I negotiated.
Here’s a picture of the night before my first store opened, right after this picture was when we put the store sign up. We had pizza and pop for family and friends that night, this picture sure takes me back.
This was July 1997.
In the midst of owning 5 stores I also had 3 children who were growing up before my eyes.
One night when I came home there was a small piece of paper on the living room floor that said, “Mommy, when are you ever going to come home.” That particular night I came home at 10pm. I was completely heartbroken.
I knew that it was time for a change… I remember thinking that this wasn’t the “dream” that I signed up for.
So by the time I was 32, I sold my last store location in 2007.
In 2004 I discovered internet marketing and started building my online business in the scrapbook market. I created a membership site, I was selling information products and loving my new venture. By the time my last retail store sold my online business was making a full time income and ready to carry my family into the future.
I love to inspire people to pursue their passion and bringing their vision to the world.
I wish you the best day ever!