In the spring of 2011, Steve found himself unexpectedly out of work. He had been considering starting a business for some time, so the sudden shock of being laid off was exactly the push he needed. He launched Inspiration Point Apparel in July of that same year. He came to WEV in 2012 and took the Self-Employment Training course and received a WEV Loan in 2013. He has given back to WEV as an volunteer guest speaker and has been able to help other WEV clients market their businesses.