While it’s inspiring to read high level summaries of success stories, we think it’s just as important to learn about what drove the success and made it possible. We’ve asked some of the brightest folks we know to open up about what they believe was the most important factor behind their success.

Yhanni Durdin- James | Co-Founder & Director of Programming at SOVERN

Courage. When you start to get scared, you’ll know you’re just getting started! Read more>>

Miranda Martell | CEO @ Quadio

The most important factor behind the success of the Quadio brand is our community insight. We are an incredibly community-centric organization, and we truly put our members’ wants and needs at the core of our decision making. We’re a platform for gen z creatives who are in college, so it’s always been important that we listen closely to what they’re telling us they need to see from us as a brand. Read more>>

Lori, Jodi, and Kari Caden | Co-Founders

We make problem-solving products for women, plain and simple. We make their lives easier so they can live more and worry less. Read more>>

Mariah Moffett | Online Boutique Owner

The most important factor behind my brand is consistency and good customer service. Read more>>

Falyn Satterfield | Spiritual Wealth Influencer, Conscious Marketing & Business Mentor, & Creator of Spiritual Bad Bitch

For me, the most important factor behind my success is prioritizing my relationship with Spirit (God). Without having devotion to my spiritual life, I wouldn’t have had and continue to have the strength to overcome the ups & downs of entrepreneurship. Through devoting myself to deepening my relationship with the Universe before anything, I’ve been able to create a deep level of self love, self trust, and purposeful motivation to keep expanding, rising, and shining in my Brand, Spiritual Bad Bitch. Read more>>

DONNA SCOATES-NIXON | Author, Life Coach, Business Owner, Educator and Bad Ass

I have had people in the past that wanted to jump on my bandwagon and partner with me and then,,,CRICKETS! I found myself waiting for them to move MY business forward, because I wasn’t confident I could do it by myself. But…when I finally got fed up and stopped waiting for “permission” from others…partners or agents…to get things done, I had a breakthrough “AHA” moment and realized I didnt need anyone’s Permission…(see what I did there) to get my work out there myself! I got out of my comfort zone, believed in my abilities and been unstoppable ever since….and I’m just getting started! Read more>>

Megan Grote | Fashion Designer & Founder

The most important factor behind the success of With Grace B. Bold is the personal motivation and emotional connection I feel for my products and the women I support. My brand was cultivated around my own mom’s diagnosis with breast cancer. She was diagnosed when I was only nine years old, so as a young woman and college student studying fashion design, it was like reliving her cancer diagnosis all over again to learn the struggles she faced related to clothing and getting dressed every day. The passion I felt the very first day I decided to create this company has not only stuck with me over the years, but it has also strengthened into a dedication to continue innovating and pushing myself as a designer, entrepreneur, and young woman. Read more>>