Our city is home to so many incredible businesses and so we asked the founders how they came up with the ideas for their businesses and have shared their responses below.

Hannah Hughes | Author & Host of The By Words Show

When I was younger and healing from my past, I reached out in all directions for help – counselors, mentors, books, podcasts, you name it! So I wanted to create a hub for women to find all of these things, as well as community, so that they feel equipped to live out their purpose with confidence and all the tools they need! Read more>>

Jose Rico | President and Chief Operating Officer

I have always been about looking out for my community and helping the needs of others. It didn’t take long for me to start thinking of forming a non-profit where our aim is to lower and ultimately end the food insecurity and hunger rate in Dallas County, Texas, and the USA. Read more>>

Jamie Kelly | @streettrendz_metal_art owner/artist

Creating a business was never really a plan. As a full time mechanic I taught myself to weld, then I began welding car parts into art just as something I thought would be fun to do and to put stuff in my yard or house. Read more>>

Angela Lippens | Unfaulted Co-Founder and Executive Director

Unfaulted was birthed out of a need more than an idea. In 2016, I stumbled across some devastating statistics about youth in foster care who turned 18 without being adopted. Read more>>

Jatonia Eatmon | Massage Therapist/Cosmetologist

Following attending school to be a massage therapist, I found out a lot about oils. After studying the different oils, the knowledge of the municipal healing properties were discovered. Read more>>