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.

Talesha Thomas | Owner/Creative Director

We launched our salad dressings business in 2018. We have always had a passion for really good and wholesome food. We just recently launched our delivery and pickup only restaurant. It is called Mae Nicole Kitchens and it pairs with our salad dressings and sauces company called Mae Nicole Dressings. Read more>>

Kumbirai Moretta | Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

Well, in my 20’s I struggled with obesity. I played sports in school but I didn’t have an athletic body. So in my 20’s I was able to lose the weight and keep it off through 3 pregnancies all in my 30’s. I decided I wanted to give back the knowledge I acquired all throughout my struggles with the weight-loss journey. The name Leap Fitness was easy…I was born on a leap day lol Read more>>

The Happiest Hill | DFW Food Influencer

Truly my love of food combined with wanting to have something fun to do outside of work inspired my page! This use to be my personal page where I would post food and folks would ask where I went, so I decided why not just make this my thing! Go eat fun foods, and recommend places! Read more>>

Abena Foli | Founder

Having worked in the food industry as a product developer and regulatory expert, I noticed the gap in West African originated food products in the US retail space. Such products could be found in US-based African stores. However, they were typically not packaged in formats the American consumer could relate to, and often not labeled per the US FDA food labeling guidelines, as most of them were imported. During the winter of 2015, we had a white elephant gift exchange at work, and were to bring an item that was handmade. Read more>>