Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Tierra Gustafson | Hair Stylist/ Salon Owner/ Educator

My goal is always to make people feel beautiful in their own skin. I look around and see all the pressure the world puts on us…to have a certain career, to look a certain way, to be a certain type of parent, etc. As a hairstylist, I am here to listen, befriend, and help coach people with their lives. On top of that, I also strive to help people embrace who they are and feel comfortable being their own kind of beautiful. People who feel beautiful on the inside, glow from the outside and in turn are ready to conquer anything Read more>>

Erica Figueroa | Owner, DivaDance Plano/Rockwall

At first glance, it could seem that DivaDance is “just a dance class”. But, the thing that I’ve found most fulfilling is hearing the stories from within our community. Our members share tidbits from their lives with us and I’ve heard lots of different stories . One member joined with us because she was recovering from chemo treatments and said DivaDance was her way of rebuilding stamina for physical activity. Another member said she was taking up DivaDance classes to replace a not-so-healthy habit (excessive drinking) with a healthier habit (dance choreography). Read more>>

Lezlie Clay | Owner | Farmer | Florist

Everyone can use a little encouragement, everyone needs some hope, and everyone wants to know that they are seen, known, and loved. Terra Cotta Blooms is all about meeting those needs through locally grown and thoughtfully arranged flowers. Every flower purchased from Terra Cotta Blooms is sustainably grown and chemical-free. We use only flowers from our farm and supplement with flowers from other local growers as needed. Terra Cotta Blooms is committed to donating 10% of gross sales to local organizations that help families. So every time you purchase our flowers, you are also helping great local organizations strengthen, encourage, and uplift our community. Read more>>

Casey Townsend | Party Princess and President of Wonderland Celebrations

I started Wonderland Celebrations with the intention of spreading joy to families and children all around me. Getting to dress up and act like the princesses is a ton of fun, but what really makes this career so rewarding is getting to see the birthday girl’s face light up when I walk into the room. It feels like I’m bringing the magic of Disneyland right to the home of my clients and get to create an everlasting, magical memory for them. I’m in the business of making children happy! Read more>>