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.

Kamille Byrd | Recruitment Manager and CEO of Mindset Learners

I came up with the idea of my business based on my personal hobbies. With leadership development coaching, the summer going into my senior year of high school, I enrolled in the Toast Masters program. There I was able to learn the art of public speaking. With those skills, I was able to truly soar within my undergrad major: Communication Studies. Read more>>

Olamide Afolabi | Founder & Technical Project Manager

Start Saying More is an idea that I have had since 2012. Following some life events, I found myself in a situation where the best option for myself was to visit a therapist. At the time, the only option that I had was the therapists that were bring provided by my University. While my assigned counselor was well meaning, I didn’t feel that I was able to get the most out of it because she didn’t have experience with *my* issues. Read more>>