It takes a lot more than an idea to build a business, but there can’t be a business without the idea.  So we asked folks who’ve built wonderful businesses to tell us about how they came up with the idea in the first place.

Jordan Yasgoor | Founder of Bud & Rose Shop

As a regular cannabis user, I was alway disheartened by the negative stigma attached to cannabis use. Even when progress was made in the field of medical marijuana, and cannabis was being used more and more to treat pain, insomnia, anxiety, and a variety of other medical conditions, the recreational use of cannabis remained taboo. Read more>>

Alexandria Ruiz | NTP & Hashimotos Advocate

Seeing my family struggle with their health and personally being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, I knew it was my life’s purpose to help support those with their health and nutrition. Read more>>

Croyce Allen | Youth Leader, Entrepreneur, Videographer & Content Creator

How I came up with the idea for my Busineess Ambassador Children Of Absolutes is because I felt the need to help and empower the youth and the children of our future. Read more>>

Adela Mora | Traditional Birthworker

I am a birth & postpartum doula, and provide support to family through pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. I was heavily drawn to this work by own experience in pregnancy, but moreso my postpartum experience. Read more>>

Sunterrah Palmer, M.Ed. | Designer | Roller skater | Entrepreneur | Content Creator

The idea for my clothing line came from roller skating! When I began skating, I used to obsess about perfection and it hindered my ability to progress. I was constantly beating myself up about how I wasn’t good enough but, at some point, I realized that perfection is a facade – because humans aren’t perfect – and that I should be aiming for progress. Read more>>

Noel / Zane Herbert / Johnson | Film Composer / Writer-Director

Films and videos are generally produced by a whole series of companies in loose communication with each other. In terms of artistic expression, the process can sometimes play out like the game Telephone, in which a message is whispered from ear to ear until it is ultimately garbled. Read more>>

Matthew West | Psychologist

Matt West is a psychologist and well-being tech founder at boom journal . Raised in Los Angeles, in a small-town called Palmdale, Matt West took a path of college and obtained two masters in psychology by the age of 24. Read more>>

Morgan Perry | Founder, Vino Vinyasa

During yoga teacher training, our “final exam” was to teach our fellow aspiring yoga teachers a class that we created. My teacher encouraged us to be creative, so I decided to try to incorporate some of my wine knowledge into my yoga class as a fun last project. I had no idea that everyone would love it so much. Read more>>

Sunny Kelley | Entrepreneur, Entertainer, Author

My thoughts and how I operated seemed to have always been “out of the box”, and unconventional! After having children and experiencing my highs and lows, I begin to think more about my legacy. Read more>>

Krysti Lyn | Whole Home Designer

My life circle is an interesting yet exciting one. I did not come up with this idea unfortunately . My amazing career was dropped on me at the young age of 7. I was a child actor from five months to thirteen years old. Read more>>

McKayla Erin | Boudoir Photographer

McKayla Erin Edits was born after I realized the power I held with my lens. I used to take photos of friends for fun outside of my 9-5, and they would always say “wow, is that ME?” in disbelief. I saw that I can show them what I see, and how beautiful they are in my eyes. Read more>>