Hardwork? Luck? Good habits? What would you say is behind your success? We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Kelley Rosequist | CEO, Dog Training Elite

PASSION Passion has been a driver of our brand and mission from day one.
Every service we offer, every package we sell, is built around our passion to improve the relationship between dogs and their owners. We hire for culture, not experience. The main driver of our culture? Passion! Our franchise owners and our clients become part of the DTE Family. I know it can sound cliche to call ourselves a “family”, but we absolutely are! What makes us a family? We are a group of passionate people working towards a common goal and mission…if that doesn’t make us a family, what does?! There is an excitement that buzzes around our brand and our team. How absolutely incredible is it that we were able to build a brand around passion? Passionate owners, passionate clients, and some amazing dogs! Read more>>

Denise, Sarah, Paloma Apigo, Ranola, Hinahon | Co-Founders of Bahay

Bahay was created with the intention of building up the communities around us. This includes the foodie community, small business community and most importantly the fil-am community here in Dallas. We want to create and hold space for people that look like us, eat like us, grew up like us but to also educate those around us that have different backgrounds than us. In Tagalog, “Bahay” means “house” and we want everyone to feel welcome at ours. Read more>>

Omar Omar | Business Owner

The most important factor behind my success would be my hard work and determination. The determination to be better every day and the hard work to improve my business to be able to go beyond my expectations. As a business owner, you are faced with many struggles that I believe are bound to happen in any retail business, however, it is up to you to know how you are going to face and fix each one. As I was becoming the business owner that I am today, I took these struggles as an opportunity to learn from them and fix the issues so that those mistakes did not reoccur and to continue promoting a healthier business environment for my employees and my customers. As a business owner, my goal is not only to sell my product but to provide my customers the quality and satisfaction that they deserve at an affordable price. Read more>>

LaQueta Wheeler | Founder & Chief Executive Creative at Faith Glows

The most important factor behind my success is my faith in God. The foundation of my businesses was built on faith. I had a vision. Therefore, I went to God in my prayer closet about my vision. I believe in yielding to the Holy Spirit before making decisions. God ordered my steps prior to launching my business and He continues to guide me daily. Divine connections have been developed because of that “one” vision. God always blows my mind about my business accomplishments and I am so humbled. I am so excited to see what else God has in store for me! Read more>>

Loren Davis | Custom Art In Baking/Laser Designer

I seem to come across this question alot lol, but the end goal for each and every order is to stay true and aesthetic to myself. I have a disciplined eye for unique things. I want every piece of acrylic and cake I handmake to be customized. Dare to be different is key to me. I never want to be placed inside a box because my mind isnt lol. From texture, abstract and anything the naked eye cant see, those are the escape routes from reality i love to place in my cakes to create artwork. Read more>>

Michelle Watson | Internet radio station owner and radio show co-host

When The Surge DFW radio station was started back in 2017, the idea was to play all kinds of music without being told what to play. On commercial radio, there are guidelines as to what music you can play and how often you can play it. And of course the genres of music have to be played on those stations that cater to that genre. We wanted to play all the new music along with the great music from back in the day. To us, a song doesn’t have an expiration date on it. Read more>>

John Burns | Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Quality. I am a plastic surgeon. The success of my brand is directly related to the quality of my outcomes. Delivering consistent, safe, world class results for each of my patients is the most important factor behind my success. Read more>>

Whitney Lombardy | Sunless Boutique Owner + Business Coach

I think the most important factor behind the success of Cowtown Tanning & Sunless Training Academy is that my clients will always be put first in every decision I make in business. From high quality, clean products to business coaching, I have and will always make decisions with my clients in mind. I will never put anything out there that doesn’t represent myself or my brand 100% and I think my clients can tell that and it has lead to my success today. Read more>>

Tiffany Marsh | Singer & Songwriter

My vulnerability and rawness. I thank God for having lived some of the most difficult moments of my life because it made me stronger, a writer. Music that spoke to me, little did I know would resonate with people all over the world and I’m forever thankful. Read more>>

Alexia | Content Creator & Influencer

I think the most important factor behind my success is the Black Women that I uplift & share with. A major goal of mine has been to help Black women see the beauty of their hair, & learn how to care for it. I feel like I’ve accomplished that in different ways, and I’m always looking to continue to spread much needed empowerment in the community I’ve built. Read more>>

Jean Schapowal | Cake artist

The most important factor behind my success has to always being true to myself and to my craft. Having the belief in myself that I could do it, no matter how long it takes. I have never played into another role, never tried to fit myself into another style or group that didnt hold myself, my values or my work in high regard. I put hard work, creativity and my pride into all of my work, It is a reflection of me and that is also true for the things I post on social media, classes I teach, or in speaking engagements. I want peoples’ experiences with me to be life lasting; that they come away from our interaction with a feeling of excitement, happiness and enjoyment. Read more>>