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.

Tatiana Jones-Waldon | Small business owner

I have always loved to bake and create homemade candy from scratch. Baking has been a “zen” place for me. Whenever work life or personal life got stressful, I would go into my kitchen and have fun. Before Covered Candies Co became a business, my friends and family would ask me to create baked goods for their events. After doing this for months, I decided to take the leap of faith to turn a passion into a business. Read more>>

The Debate Group | Passionate high school students dedicated to improving debate for underprivileged students

The idea for our business was motivated by an endemic problem that we noticed taking place in the debate circuit. Debate is a competition that is often elitist in nature: under-resourced schools cannot hope to compete against wealthier institutions that can afford to travel across the nation and hire a plethora of experienced coaches for their students. As a result, these small schools are consistently excluded from the spotlight. Read more>>

Rhys & Lauren Remar | Co-Owners of Jackpot Roasting

Both Lauren & Rhys have shared a love for coffee for years, but it’s more than just a drink for us. It’s an excuse to sit down and have a conversation with someone. It’s a chance to take a break for a few minutes and remember to reset. Read more>>

Char Bennett | Admin Director

The start of my business came from recognizing the need for assistance in the community. Being homeless when I first moved to the DFW area, I know first hand how it feels to feel helpless and because of your situation you are made to feel less than. I always wanted to be in a position to give back and let people know regardless of what you are going through, you are worthy and you are heard. Read more>>