Ideas aren’t everything, execution matters greatly, but starting often requires an idea and so we asked folks to think back and tell us the story of how they came up with the idea for their businesses. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite stories below.

Kiesha King | Registered Nurse, Vaginal Steam Practitioner & Body Contouring Specialist

A couple of years ago, I was facing reproductive complications such as heavy menstrual cycles and really bad menstrual cramps, I visited my gynecologist and was told I would need to have a hysterectomy to relieve me from those dreaded monthly encounters. I wasn’t pleased with being told that I would need to have a hysterectomy so I began to research and as I researched, I came across an article on vaginal steaming aka yoni steaming, as I began to read the article I felt I was reading my own personal reproductive issues, during that read I learned that an all natural alternative to help aide in reproductive complications is yoni steaming, so I continued to research, read and study and later decided to give it a try, I drove to Dallas and spoke with a vaginal steam facilitator and had my 1st steam session, after a couple of consecutive steam sessions, I noticed a dramatic positive changes in my menstrual periods and cramps, and from that point I was sold on how this natural and holistic alternative is a way to treat reproductive issues. Read more>>

Ashleigh Thompson

My love for plants goes back pretty far but after our second son was born I found joy in taking the time to really care for them. I started propagating my own and had so many that I began putting them into pretty much anything. I was quickly running out of space to put them in my home and I wanted to continue my creative outlet.. That’s when my business idea started. I wanted to have a creative nursery business using unique, vintage, up-cycled and handmade items. My business name, Crazy Plant Lovee, came to be because of course Crazy Plant “Lady” was already taken. My father-in-law gave me the nickname “Lovee” when my husband and I were dating in high school so it just seemed to fit! Read more>>

Natoshia Lewis | Consultant & Skills Coach

My business idea was sourced by my passion. What is my passion? My passion is staged by my ability to help others. Many people that I’ve met along my career could vouch that I am a “go-to” person when help is needed. Requests often times lead into tasks to which I decided to use to represent the name of my business, Task Manager, LLC. My logo was designed from a farewell gift that was provided to me from colleagues in the form of a hummingbird that was represented in a beautiful card and two statues. Unaware until further research, I discovered that a hummingbird in many cultures means good luck! My career experience is multi-dimensional that has granted my experience that ranges from individual personal development through HR into HR system management for large corporations. I’m a visionary with a “big picture” mindset that I have been so humbled to provide to my clients through my adaptable services. Read more>>