One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Kimberly Mayes, LCSW | Psychotherapist & Holistic Practitioner

Essence Therapy & Wellness Center has a mission, to recreate the definition of therapy & self-care for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community through effective, relatable & holistic therapeutic services. With that being our #1 goal, we have expanded our impact in just 2 short years from 1 provider offering mental health therapeutic services to having 4 mental health providers & 1 intern supporting clients within the practice. Read more>> 

Nikki Pilgrim | Unconventional watercolor artist & founder of “Caravan Artist Market’

My favorite part of ‘Caravan’ is the community it nurtures. Read more>>

Ginna Cox | Licensed Medical Aesthetician

My business helps the community by letting people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. My goal is to help each and every person get the best skin of their life and want to actually show off their skin without makeup on! By helping people feel confident in their own skin, happiness is undeniable! Read more>>

Hailey Nelson | Local Market Owner & Beekeeper

When I started attending markets as a vendor with my family company, Bees Knees Honey Company, I fell in love with the feeling of community. Now that I own markets, it is my goal to amplify that feeling! Read more>>

Shawnti Refuge | Lifestyle Coach

Shawnti Refuge Journals helps the community by bringing mental health to the forefront, as it is not often talked about in the African American Community. I provide a safe space & outlet such as support groups, workshops, & guided journals for those who are looking for alternative ways to deal with their life’s issues that cause stress & anxiety Read more>>