A loan of $5,450 helped to cover web fees and market her business.

Raquel's story

Raquel is the sole owner of ineedawitness.com (I need a witness), an online business where anyone who has seen an accident, active graffiti or other crime and accident-related incidences can complete a form detailing what they saw, hence easing the course in finding out what happened. Along with her expertise, Raquel offers multiple resources to drivers in need of road laws in and outside of Texas, obtaining and understanding police reports, and the like.

As Raquel calls it, ineedawitness.com is the first business that allows people to find each other in order to solve a claim. Though the main focus of the site is to help find people who witnessed car accidents, one may also help find someone who owes them child support, find the owner of a vehicle, and other personal assets.

With a wide range of people she can service, Raquel sets herself up for a large target audience, and pretty much, a flawless business. The philosophy behind Raquel’s business is to help “people recover from an unfortunate event.” She sees her business as one with extreme potential growth, and plans to expand her business as it ages.

A previous insurance agent with more than 25 years of experience, Raquel knows the industry and understands client’s frustration when they become victims of an accident, vandalism, or any other incident where witnesses are unavailable to give their statement. Seeing such, she decided to go into business for herself and help those clients.

Business plan in mind, Raquel spoke to a friend and previous Accion Texas Inc. client who referred her to Accion. Once approved, Raquel was able to cover website fees and begin meeting the high costs of marketing and branding her business and paying subscription costs for search engine accounts. Check out her website for complete information: www.ineedawitness.com/.

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