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.

Shraavya Pydisetti | President of Project Querencia & Student at Coppell High School

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I discovered that we had to provide for those who face hardships and are less fortunate. I realized that during difficult and uncertain times, we are blessed to have food on the table and a roof over our heads. However, others are not as fortunate. It is certainly our duty as high-schoolers to understand and contemplate the very fact that we have the ability to create a positive impact and ensure a healthy result in our community and for others. Read more>>

Windy Oler | Custom Cookier

It just kind of happened naturally. I had never thought of starting a cookie business (my original goal was photography). I started making decorated cookies for holidays and just fell in love with it. I would make cookies for any holiday or event (any excuses to bake I took), then people started to ask for my cookies. I started toying with the idea of turning my love of decorated cookies in to a business. I came up with the name (the MK is my daughters name shortened and the J is my sons initial), but still very hesitant about actually going from hobby to business. My brother and sister-in-law asked if I would make cookies for my nephew’s first birthday, and when I arrived at the party, my sister-in-law had made business cards for me. That’s when I decided to take a leap and make it more than just a hobby. Read more>>

Jessica Cope | President and Co-Founder

Well, I was living in Orlando at the time and I had just decided to move back to Fort Worth. On my long drive back, the Lord had put it on my heart to give back. I had no idea what that meant or what that may look like, but I kept it in the back of my mind as I started my new life back in Texas. Shortly after moving back, I auditioned for a production of Oklahoma and was cast with these incredible people. I knew at that moment that I had found people who would be able to help me achieve this calling. The thought popped in my mind, “Why not use what I am passionate about to give back to others? Why not use my gifts to help those in need?” It just clicked and make perfect sense. Giving my passion a purpose seemed like something I should’ve been doing all along. Thankfully, the people I assembled agreed to help me test out this idea for a theatre company and it took off quicker than we expected! Read more>>

Anne Berry-Greenman | Stylist to the world of music

The idea for my business was completely inspired by my friends. I have always bought and sold for a living.. But after a few life changes and reuniting with a past romance, I found myself surrounded by musicians once again. My friends Wink Burcham and Dustin Pittsley asked if on my journeys I could find them some vintage Pearlsnap shirts. And so it began. One turned into hundreds. Soon the word spread and I got the pleasure of dressing a large number of Tulsa musicians. Then a gentleman in Fort Worth reached out to me and placed an online order. He quickly started spreading the word and now my shirts are on stages all across Texas. Read more>>

Vallissa Parker | Chocolatier and Sugar Artist

My idea was to make edible fashion for any occasion. I wanted to do something with art and chocolate. I work with chocolate a lot so I wanted to get creative and incorporate my love for art. Read more>>

Tammy O’Neil | ACC, CPT CSSC & Professional Organizer

I became the Family Manager at the age of 10 and continued to hone my organizational and coaching skills throughout my academic years and parlayed my talents into a career. As a socially active young person, I was always involved in organizing and leading events, coordinating and training volunteers and learned that the key to success was creating efficient processes and communication. Read more>>

Britt Herron | Mobile Plant Shop Owner

A few years ago my best friend gave me a house plant, and I was so determined not to kill it. I started doing as much research on that plant as possible and just began to fall in love with learning about plants. I slowly began to grow my collection and then began to propagate my plants just to see if I could grow new ones. It got to the point that I had so many propagations, my husband told me I had to give them away. So I started giving them to friends. Those friends would then bring me their plants to propagate or for help if it was not doing good. I had people telling me I should charge or even turn it into a business.  Read more>>

Katy Portillo | Dog Treat Dealer

The idea for Susie’s Snacks literally just started from reading the back of ingredient panels on store bought snacks and thinking to myself, “I would never eat this stuff, why am I feeding it to my dog?!” Thus, inspired Susie’s Snacks! All of our treats are made with human grade ingredients and most of the snacks are 6 ingredients or less. Read more>>