Are you thinking about starting a business? If so, we think you’ll enjoy reading about how these seasoned entrepreneurs thought about the question when they were in your shoes.

LeAnn Davis | Dance instructor and studio owner

I truly wasn’t chasing that dream it kind of chased me and one day it all fell into place . After a conversation with my Father about an opportunity I knew in my heart it was where I was supposed to put all of my focus! Read more>>

Priscilla Rivera | Floral Preservationist

The thought behind starting my own business was when I had gotten laid off on March 13, 2020, as an Accountant. I thought I was living the successful American Dream, meaning I went to school and graduated with an Associates in Science, Bachelor Degree in Accounting, and a Masters in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Read more>>

Laura Arnold | Certified Fitness & Nutrition Coach

I had two unexpected life events cause me to pause and really consider what I wanted to do with my life. The thing that first came to mind was that I wanted to make an impact on others and to be a light. Read more>>

Kamrin Elliott | Balloon Artist & Event Planner

The thought process behind starting my own business was to do what I love and love what I do. I have always been a creative person. I can pick up on new skills very fast. I had to hone in on what skills I do best because a jack of all trades is a master of none. Read more>>

Bess GambleWilliams | USMC Choctaw Chief, The Chosen One

It was simply to be the next great one – the next stand out – in our rich Choctaw family dynasty, as role models for the next successful generation that’s been handed down for milienia. Read more>>

Antiniece Norwood | Nail technician & Boutique owner

I group up in poverty and always knew I wanted to have a better life. Once i became a mom, it drove me to start my own businesses with the determination of my daughter not having to experience the things I have. Read more>>

Charles Henry | Co-Creator

The thought process behind starting my own business is to ensure my daughters, Aurora and Bloom, inherit a world without limitations and for my mother to know the rest that comes with financial stability. Read more>>

Erin Hill | Business Owner, Freelance Photographer & College Advisor

The first thing I took into consideration when starting my business was who I intended my audience to be. I wanted to make sure my business catered everyone and not be based on someone’s social or economic abilities. Read more>>

Samantha Perez | Young entrepreneur

I started my business during Covid when I was 16 years old. I have always aspired to be a business owner and when my Mom approached me with the idea of investing in a Circut machine I was intrigued. I have always had a creative side to me and I knew this was a great way to showcase that. Read more>>

Raashee Kedia | Emergency Medicine Physician

I decided to become an emergency physician because I wanted to help patients in their most direst times. However, I realized that what modern medicine in an Emergency Room (ER) believes to be an emergency does not meet the expectations of patients’ beliefs on what is an emergency. Read more>>

Sammy Michaels | Modern & Bespoke Floral Designer

I had been working in the floral industry for a few years before I designed an event totally on my own. I was “officially” a business owner for a few months before the fact. It was my best friend’s wedding, she trusted me completely and it was such an honor! Read more>> 

Lilly Watson | owner, Camp Crafty LLC

I grew up in Dallas and loved backyard birthday parties where we got around the folding table and made arts and crafts. In college, I was a public relations and art history double major. I started taking more art major classes and volunteered as a local Girl Scout troop leader in my college town and loved making things and working with children, but kept moving forward with my public relations major. Read more>>

Taliah Baker | Hair stylist

Since I was a kid I always had a passion for hair, but never took it serious even though EVERYONE said I should. Working a dead end job I would do hair on the weekends or my off days but then one day it just clicked! Read more>>

Jonathan Blackmore | Creator & Dreamer

I’d always been a creative. But as I progressed through my career I got further and further away from actually creating. I was working for other people and had got to the point where I had achieved “success” in terms of the compensation and the “stuff”. Then within a matter of months I lost it all. It was devastating. Read more>>

Frankie Black Amanda Pharis | Co-Owners | MOMMY Planning Services

We are in a phase of life where many of our friends are having babies, so we just naturally started helping with registries and nursery organizations. During one of our friend’s pregnancies we pulled together an excel spreadsheet and had a bunch of other mothers contribute their recommendations and commentary on registry items – that sheet was shared among friends hundreds of times. Read more>>

Carlie Hatley | Mom, Teacher, Macrame Artist, & Grad Student

There was no real thought process, it happened pretty organically. During the COVID lockdowns, I saw an opportunity to try new skills at home. Like many others, I tried making my own sourdough and a myriad of other hobbies. It was during that period I fell in love with creating macrame art. Read more>>