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.

Elijah Billips | Personal Trainer, Athlete & Content Creator

My business/brand was inspired to create a platform and reasonable way for people to transform their lifestyles from average to great. Over the years of playing and competing in sports from lil league AAU basket to Highschool Bowling, Handball, and Rugby I understood the importance of staying active and taking care of ones health. Read more>>

Sabira Ali | Self-taught Baker

As a mommy of three i always find ways to do some fun and creative stuff with them. Specially food (halal) that are not easily available in local grocery stores. Read more>>

Betsy Doukane | Mom & Cotton Candy Fairy

Fluff & Stuff TX Cotton Candy- My daughters love cotton candy, we purchase a cotton candy machine for one of their birthday parties, then a friend asked me if I can spin at her daughter’s birthday, I started posting about it without the intention of making this a small business; it just went viral! An event planner reached out for a collab and when she posted on social media it really exposed me out there, I started to receive numerous requests for bookings. Read more>>