Every overnight success we’ve seen has been years in the making. And those overnight successes are rarely because of an amazing idea or a stroke of luck. We asked some of our favorite folks from the community about what characteristics are at the heart of their success story?

Kirby Heard | Event Designer

I genuinely feel my brand has been successful by being authentic and caring for my clients. When I take on a new client, I must build trust and speak with transparency regarding the client experience and investment involved in planning an extraordinary event. It is a responsibility I don’t take lightly once chosen to be a part of someone’s special moment, whether it be a birthday milestone, an exclusive private dinner, or an extra unique baby shower. I go the extra mile when caring for my clients because I believe good business begins and continues with fostering healthy relationships. No matter the budget, I treat all of my clients with respect because that is what they deserve. Read more>>

Kerlin Sabogal | The Courage to Bee. Inc | Founder & Executive Director

There are a few factors behind my success. I believe in my dreams, I stay focus, discipline, and consistent. Part of my success and the Success of my organization is having the absolutely right people to work with, people that not only are professionals but they believe in the impact of our programs and they believe they are making a difference with their work. Read more>>

Casey Steel | Thrift & Vintage Reseller

One of the most important factors behind the success of the business is ensuring that I follow my brand identity. Creating a brand that is cohesive to your product but also versatile is the key to every successful business. Having a framework and model for how you want your business to flow, operate and look is always something every business owner has to think about. This also allows platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter to all look the same and to carry the same message of your business across all of these platforms. Read more>>

Shondricka Carter | Serial Entrepreneur & Wealth Development Liaison

The most important factors behind success are consistency, knowing your worth and boundaries. Consistency is such a vital key to success. Most entrepreneurs expect to be an overnight success after launching; however that’s not always the case. How do I stay consistent? I choose to treat everyday like I’m starting over at 0 with no plan B no matter yesterdays income/outcome. The second part of success in my opinion comes from knowing your worth. Read more>>