We asked some of the city’s rising stars about why they think they have been so successful and we’ve shared their responses below.

Osmerly Garcia | Entrepreneur & Floral designer

Many people tell me: “you do it because you don’t have children and you are single”… it is very sad when people indirectly blame their children for not being able to fulfill their dreams. There is no reason or excuse that is worth not fulfilling your dreams and desires of your heart. If you do not have: Constancy, perseverance, love and passion for what you do, you will never achieve it. It does not matter if you have children, it does not matter if you do not have money, it does not matter if you are single or married, the paths will be different to meet your goal. Read more>>

Kimberly Donalson | Chef

I would have to say being organized and time management definitely has helped me in this industry. I am a meticulous person so each event project big or small gets my full attention. I put together a plan of how I want the event to flow design the look reach out to the right vendors if needed to execute the vision. Time management is also a key. You have to maximize your time in order to multiple your output. Being on time and being consistent will always help you succeed. Read more>>

Elaina DeLoera | Professional Lash & Makeup Artist

Faith, determination and the willingness to put in the work. There were and still are times where I feel completely defeated, being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart! Even on days where business was slow, I still put in the hours. Hours of strategizing, practicing my craft, and constantly learning new tricks of the trade. Read more>>