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.

Timber Lynn Price | Social Media Influencer & Professional Home Organizer

It comes as a surprise to many when they find out that I have not always been organized. In fact, there was a time in my life when my home was chronically disorganized. I was raised by a single father who worked multiple jobs and side hustles in order to make ends meet. He coached my soccer team, brought me to my tap dance lessons, play rehearsals, acting and modeling classes, and never once missed a school field trip. Read more>>

Kyra Beasley | Self Development Coach & Healer

Before coming up with the idea for my business; I found myself in a really dark place. I was in need of some soul searching, healing and direction. I had just left my corporate job and did not know exactly what I wanted to pursue within my professional life. I sat down and asked myself “okay, you don’t want to do this. You don’t want to do that. What do you like?.” I found that I love all things that have to do with mental and spiritual health, psychology, self development, and healing. Read more>>

Rika Lee | Health Administrative Specialist & MUA

Graced Faces MUA LLC was created when I was a freshman in college! As I pursued my degree at PVAMU I developed a love and passion for make up and beauty. The process and transformation of seeing one’s beauty become so enhanced that it made them feel even more beautiful, made me feel like a super hero. It’s honestly a blessing to have the skills to pursue and witness that “wow” moment. The skills came to me so naturally that becoming a makeup artist and starting a makeup business was simply a no brainer for me! Doing makeup is a art not just for myself but for everyone! It takes time and dedication! Read more>>

Shannon King | Owner & CEO

I worked with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as the “baker” for 8 years and once I left in 2012, I still longed the desire to bake. My kids, boyfriend and mom didnt care much for bakery items so much of it went to waste. After a few weeks, my boyfriend, now husband, came up with the idea to turn it into a business. I initially started with the idea of just baking for special holidays. The first holiday was Mothers Day and it has grown so much since then. Read more>>

Samantha Hernandez | Owner

Celebrations have always mattered to me because they are moments in life that create happy memories. I have always had a passion to decorate each and every event I have hosted. I also realized I enjoyed creating small custom items for these parties. Eventually it lead me to the idea of turning it into a small business which is now called Houston One Stop. Read more>>