It takes a lot more than an idea to build a business, but there can’t be a business without the idea. So we asked folks who’ve built wonderful businesses to tell us about how they came up with the idea in the first place.

Alex and Rayssa Papadopoulos | Husband and Wife Business Owners

We got engaged in December of 2020 and shortly after we moved from Tampa, Florida to Dallas, Texas for Alex’s job. We had always been into DIY and decor projects. We knew we wanted to make a business out of our hobby and passion of DIY, so while we began to plan our wedding, the idea hit us during the 2021 snowstorm….lets build a mobile bar with our style and have it completed for our wedding. After the overall goal was to create a business that could provide that added touch of a pop up entertainment trailer/bar experience for our clients. Read more>>

Renix & DeAnn Graham | Non-Profit Founders

Our journey started with self-help books plus attending PSI seminars and Urban Excellence Institute. Collectively, they helped us find our purpose and refine our “will”. We discovered the “way” after giving back through volunteering and leading an inspiring life for many years. Renix and DeAnn founded Will & Way Community Enrichment Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2018. The organization’s goal is to help individuals turn challenges into opportunities through mentorship, programs, and services, Will & Way aims to help individuals become the best versions of themselves through the development of skills and character. Read more>>

Tahira Gillian | Aspiring Life Coach & Motivational Speaker

I came up with the idea for my business because I have always felt like the Black Sheep in my family, friendships, and even marriage at one point. I have the greatest personality known to man and alot of people can vouch for that but I still felt alone and unheard at times. It was times where I wanted to speak out and stand up for myself and that was limited, so I kept those emotions inside, which was unhealthy. Read more>>