Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Alaina Fingal | Time Management & Money Educator

In 2012, I was married, pregnant, and tired of living paycheck to paycheck. So before my daughter was born, I decided that I was going to get organized. Little did I know that my journey of self discovery and personal organization that would lead me to starting The Organized Money in November 2017. The Organized Money is set apart in the way we combine time management, productivity, and managing money – all through a paper planner. Many times we don’t realize how our habits, routines, and personality are related to the management of our finances but they all are connected. Read more>>

Journey Robinson | Photographer & Kid Entrepreneur

My name is Journey Robinson and I have my own business called Just Journey Photography. I am only 11-years old but my passion, my purpose, and my promise to my father before he passed away pushes me to continue my dreams of being a Phenomenal Professional Photographer. ‍ I have always loved taking pictures, but I really started taking more interest when my daddy was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer. When he couldn’t make it to events, I would take pictures or do a live video because I could see that he was having a hard time remembering things. I then would crawl in the bed with him at the hospital and show him the events through my eyes. I was really sad after the loss of my father. Photography was like therapy for me. It made me happy. I began to see life through a different lense. So at the age of 7, my mother helped me turn my pain into passion and I decided to help others capture”memorable moments for all occasions”. Read more>>

Moji Okuyemi | Owner and Founder

Have you ever been curious why there are different names for sugar (sucrose, fructose, corn syrup, etc.) amongst the lists of ingredients on jars of spreads or condiments? In addition to this list of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce, are the fruits, which are meant to be the main nourishment. Do they even make up the bulk of the product or is it the manufactured and artificial ingredients making up the larger percentage? These were some of the questions I couldn’t get answers to when my daughter Pearl asked me for a PB&J. As a mother who is into a healthy lifestyle and very particular about what I put into our bodies, I knew I couldn’t bring myself to feed my child that kind of food. In the quest for finding alternatives, Pearl Honey Spreads was born. Read more>>