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.

Meghan Forest Farmer | Founder of The Bright Factory

The idea for The Bright Factory came at the intersection of several paths in my life. I had been working in the fashion industry for over a decade in various areas of the fashion pipeline. I’ve been a part of the glitz and glamour. But, I also became aware of the unfortunate, darker, underside of the fashion industry. The tragedy at Rana Plaza in 2013 was the moment that changed me. I chose to stop turning a blind eye towards where all the beautiful fashion was coming from. I educated myself about manufacturing, supply chains, and sustainability Read more>>

Annie Shannon | Accessible Intimate Wedding & Elopement Photographer

I wouldn’t say I came up with the idea. I am a Christian and I firmly believe God is the one who inspired this idea for my business. I was a missionary over seas and when I came back I had nothing but a camera to my name. I quickly discovered my passion in photographing intimate weddings and elopements, but something else was missing. When I was taking a marketing course, I discovered that who I was marketing to was not my ideal client as I have severe asthma and can’t hike miles. When talking to my coaches, I was encouraged to learn into it, that God could use me despite asthma, and thus, photographing accessible weddings and elopements has become part of my business and I love it! Read more>>

Lolita Potter | Owner & Founder of In Living Colour Studio

April 2020, God gave me a dream with the name “In Living Colour”. At first, I didn’t know what was I supposed to do with that name. I just woke up singing the theme some to the 90’s sitcom and went on by my day! I was a teacher for 12 years and I loved teaching. I had found a school district that I planned to retire from but God had other plans for me! So to answer your question, It wasn’t at all me who came up with this business, it was ALL A DREAM! Read more>>