Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Mo Williams | Artist & Designer

Ideas have been flowing through my mind for as long as I can remember and I have taken action on so many fun projects in my past. The idea for my business Grits (Get Random Ideas Together Stupid!) lies within the name. I’ve always pushed for everyone around me to be happy and win and the main starting point with moving forward is to simply get random ideas together from your mind or from what is surrounding you. As a Graphic Design graduate, I immediately fell in love with creating new and relatable designs that go left field but still make you interested. Read more>>

Daniel Borg | Wine & Spirits importer and wholesaler

As a Swede living in the US for over 15 years, I’ve been craving for food and drinks that reminds me about home, especially during the holiday season or get togethers with friends. Some of the Swedish food is easy to find at local European delis, but when it comes to Scandinavian alcoholic beverages, I find myself searching up and down the store shelves without any luck. Read more>>

Holly Leever | Acupuncturist, Arvigo Abdominal Massage Therapist & Yoni Steam Therapist

My business has been a labor of so much love for nearly 10 years. I wouldn’t say there was one simple idea that I came up with per say, but I have followed my intuition and passion to uncover the next steps all along. So much of it has been about following my inner knowing. When I first walked into the acupuncture school I attended in 2009, I felt an overwhelming sense of being in the right place. I can recall a time many years later trying to come up with a new business name to reflect my newest offerings, Arvigo Abdominal Massage & Yoni Steaming, and when I finally scrawled ‘Rosebud Wellness’ I knew I had found it! Read more>>

Charles Caliman: CEO David Morrow: COO | Co-Founders

We were working in the cannabis industry as practicing attorneys and compliance consultants and realized just how fragmented the industry was and it made it to very challenging for businesses to obtain the comprehensive support that they desperately needed. We also noticed a lack of affordable, practical, and competent professional service providers in the cannabis industry. Our solution is a turn-key model, geared toward accessible, full service support for legal operators in the cannabis space seeking to grow and scale their respective businesses in a highly competitive marketplace. Read more>>

Caren Navarro | Nail Technician

I am a Nail Technician in Los Angeles and when the pandemic hit in March 2020, all “non-essential” businesses were required to close their doors. This happened to the city of LA about 2 more times after that and my small business couldn’t survive and so I had to close up in August 2020. A lot of Nail Techs came up with “at home” salon ideas in selling Press-On Nails and DIY Pedicure Kits. I did both to help my business stay afloat but I didn’t make nearly as much so I had to come up with something more profitable. Read more>>

Pili & Evelin Moms. Best Friends. Co-Owners | Co-Owners of “Eco Balance”. “We are on a mission to make a difference. Helping others is our goal, and we work hard every day to reach it out!”

We are Pili & Evelin, and we are Co-Owners of “Eco Balance” Our families were the reason number one to create Eco Balance. Unfortunately, asthma and allergies run in our families. After many tests, we discovered that conventional cleaning products were affecting us. For this reason, we decided to make a change in our lives as well as help others at the same time. Read more>>

Krisha Khandelwal | Founder of Let’s Defeat Bullying

I vividly remember what it was like when I was being bullied back in 6th grade. My best friends were the ones who bullied me, and ostracized me from their group, and they made it really difficult for me to make new friends. This was so frustrating and scary, and I felt trapped and lonely. I really did not know how to get out of this terrifying situation, and I despised going to school. The only thing that got me out of that horrible situation was asking for help. Read more>>