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?

Casie Fischer | Owner – Event Producer – Designer

I love being the lane that connects various elements. It is important in business to be able to connect with people and to be able to deliver on your promises with a quality product. The measure of success varies from person to person, but I feel like I have been successful when I know I have given my all, created new relationships, and provided a service that I know is representative of my brand. Read more>>

Candice Wheat | Entrepreneur and Soap & Bath Bomb Artisan

I believe the most important factor to my success in business as well as in my personal life is learning and growing from my mistakes. Many times when we make mistakes we can take it hard or beat our selves up for it, but the realty is mistakes are our best friends! I can look back in my life and with each cringe worthy mistake there was always a positive outcome. Read more>>

Figen Baysal |  Founder of Basil & Co.

Never giving up! The way to success is not a smooth path. Some days you fell off somedays you have no energy to continue. Giving up always in your mind; telling you “Ok you’ve sacrificed enough you should leave it” I always prefer to silence that voice. My belief on not giving up is that “every day is a new day with new challenges and opportunities. Just focus on the opportunities.” Read more>>

Tamika Phillips | Entrepreur & Avid Volunteer

The most important factor behind the success of BellaMe Wax & Lash Studio is our commitment to providing quality services while creating long lasting relationships to all clients that walk through our doors. Or clients who we refer to as “Bellas” are our top priority and our mission is to use high quality wax products in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. Read more>>

Myrna Barber | Baker and Decorator

I would say that Butter Sugar Bake’s success continues to be the word of mouth recommendations by our satisfied customers.I get excited, and so encouraged, when my customers say that my cookies have the perfect amount of sweetness; that they are not hard, but not too soft either; that they cannot eat just one; or that my cupcakes are the best they’ve eaten. There are countless bakeries in the Houston area; it is an honor to hear these compliments. Read more>>