There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Whitney Hernandez | DFW Signs

For me, one of the most important factors would be product availability and turnaround time. Because I am a small business that focuses on customization, being able to provide numerous types of products in a timely manner has been crucial for DFW Signs. Read more>>

Eddie Castillo | Co-Founder / Media Director

What was your thought behind starting your own business? Read more>>

Antoinette Njombua-Fombad | Coach, Realtor, Creative, & RN

Human interaction and connection have been very organic experiences from a young age. Unfortunately, I was labeled a ‘very bold and daring girl child’ especially living through a girls’ Catholic boarding school or being raised in a biased African culture. Read more>>

Nicole Gregory | Staycation Coffee Owner

Authenticity. I feel we live in a day and age in which authenticity isn’t the easiest to come by. Too often we’re hiding, adjusting ourselves to fit in, taking on identities that make us feel better, projecting lives that aren’t true, covering up struggles or emotions that we are nervous to show, comparing ourselves/companies to others and what’s trending, following the money, making sure we’re palatable, politically correct, big enough or not too big. Read more>>

Tochi Uzokwe | Artist & Engineer

Originality and consistency. Read more>>