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.

Jenny Watson | Owner and CEO

I started my business “on accident” with a Facebook post asking people if they wanted to try a sample of my Elderberry Syrup. At the time, it was a natural remedy I found that kept my family healthy and out of the doctor’s office. The response I got from the Facebook post encouraged me to start selling my Elderberry Syrup out of my home kitchen. Read more>>

Nayeli Salazar | Mom & Small business owner

I have always had a creative part in me. It runs in my family. But this was something that caught my eye on TikTok one night while I was up late at night. I watched videos & researched what all I needed to try it out. I instantly fell in love with the idea of being able to be creative while also feeling at ease & a sense of relaxation. Read more>>

LaShawn Rembert

I have always had a natural desire to help women and girls in some capacity. It may have a lot to do with my up bringing, but I always knew I wanted to bring impact to my community with women in mind. In 2019, I was having a conversation with my bestfriend, when through one of our song breakouts the vision of my company was birthed. Read more>>

Jade Canales | Organic Balloon Artist

The idea for my business came about when I decided I was going to DIY a balloon arch for my gender reveal it wasn’t perfect by any means but I did it and I love it . I am such a perfectionist that I started watching videos on YouTube and tik tok to improve. There was a learning curve for sure . Not long after I had friends and family asking if I could set up balloons for them too. Read more>>

Rachel Scruggs | Event Planner & Mom

Radiance Events was created after I spent several years hosting and planning events for family and friends. My mom encouraged me to turn my hobby into a business. It’s always been a dream of mine to turn my passions into a way to make money. Coming up with the name was very easy as I wanted to come up with something that seemed glamorous and profound. Hence, Radiance Events. Read more>>

Adonis Reyes | No answer

Got ripped off when my grandpa passed away. With my graphic design background I made it to where I learned how to make shirts. Read more>>

Christine Garcia | Owner, Professional Photographer & Videographer of CGPhotography

Coming up with my business started from seeing a true need for an honest, reasonable, budget friendly professional photographer. After my husband and I paid over a $1000 dollars for our wedding photography, receiving only 36 4×6 prints and them wanting an additional $1000 for access to any digitals. Read more>>