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.

Jaclyn & Michael | Food + Drink Influencer

Foodie.luvers has a passion to share what life has to offer. We capture the essence with our pictures and videos which makes you want to be there. Our brand will work to aid establishments in promoting and cultivating new ideas for their future. We are foodies, we know what we like, we know the service we expect, reason being when there is great service and great food it makes the overall experience unforgettable! Foodie.luvers are motivated to work with businesses that value their employees and their customers. Read more>>

Trung Kiên Nicolas Messerli | Artist/ Human Being

Growing up in Vietnam my parents always correlated success with how much money you made or how famous you were. It wasn’t until later in life that I learned that no matter how much you chase those things you’ll never really have enough. You’ll always return to the same spot you once began, constantly wanting the next best something all the while never even getting to appreciate what’s right in front of you. With time, I’ve found that my success lies within myself and my happiness. “Success” is all but an illusion for the people seeking comfort in the unknowing. We all don’t know what we’re doing, we’re all just figuring it out, but at the end of the day, if you’re happy, then you’re successful in my opinion. Read more>>

Andrew O’Brien | Co-Owner of O’Brien Brothers Baking

I think success is one of those things that you don’t realize you have until much later. In my experience it has shown up rather quietly and in a drastically different package than I had originally pictured. You think that when you strike out on your own that there will be this big moment when you have “made it” and confetti explodes out of the ceiling. Or what I imagine holding a winning lottery ticket must feel like. I definitely got caught up in that thought process where I was just kind of waiting for that moment. It wasn’t until recently that I had a shift on that outlook. I took a step back and saw that, our customers seemed to be happy, I saw a lot of the same faces and a lot of new faces and, the cherry on top, we were making money. We had growth, we hired our first employee, we bought equipment and started to slowly expand. Read more>>

Sabrina Jones | Celebrity Publicist

My definition of success is wether it not I’m happy & helping others to succeed in their careers. Read more>>

Ashley Padek | Mompreneur

Success isn’t a one size fits all kinda word! Its definitely tailored to each individual. For me personally, my success is: •Being able to pick up my kids from the walker door at school each day. •The ability to buy the items I need (we need) and lots that are just wants! •Waking up every morning in our home with the 5 people I love most in this world tucked cozy and warm in their beds with fluffy blankets. •Splurging on the little things. Read more>>

Kelsey Barrett | Licensed Professional Counselor

To me success is about following the meaning and purpose in order to do good in the world while also being able to provide for myself. My dad used to joke about how I was always working for free because I prioritized helping and meaning. Overtime I found balance in knowing the worth I provided and getting to live the dream of helping others at the same time. Read more>>

Razia Mirza | Licensed Esthetician & Med Spa Owner

Everyone’s meaning of success is different. To me being successful means, having the freedom to do what I love and be able to make a career out of what I love. Read more>>