We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Aireana Idlebird | Baker

The most important factor behind my success would have to be my family and supporters. Having all these people behind me, supporting and sharing what I do, is the biggest reason for my success thus far. Most importantly, they always help me come up with new ideas and flavors. Without them, my business wouldn’t be where it is now. Read more>>

Aisha Mashwani | Registered Nurse and IV Specialist

The success of Luxe Mobile IV has come through giving a great experience to the customers. In our field, that means taking care of our patients with the utmost attention to their comfort and safety. Every patient is fully assessed by our registered nurses prior to treatment and are given the full opportunity to ask any questions about our various IV therapies to find the perfect fit for them. We will not hesitate to get our board certified medical director on the phone at any time to consult with a patient and aid in the customization of any treatment and address any medical concerns that exists. For these reasons and more Luxe is truly Houston’s premier concierge mobile IV service. Read more>>

Alaisha Croker | Customizer & Online Boutique

The most important factor behind my success/ the success of my brand would be my customers ! Without my customers I wouldn’t be where I am today. My success has been built off my customers. With the support no matter if it’s shares, likes, purchases it keeps my business running. Along with my customer service, my talent, and my consistency it makes them come back and continue to support my small business. My customers also make my business successful by referring me to people and them constantly shopping keeps my business a float. Seeing how they keep coming back makes me want to keep doing my job, keep perfecting my craft, and work on my customer service. Read more>>

Cara McGarrah | Owner/Founder of Dreamland Entertainment

I believe having a customer-centric attitude has been the most important factor behind my success. Dreamland Entertainment has grown a considerable amount over the past three years just by word of mouth and referrals! Every client has different needs, but all of our clients want high quality entertainment, a simple booking process, and fast, reliable customer service. Read more>>

Tawana Horne | Women’s Boutique Owner

Consistency is key. As a small business owner, you have to make a constant effort to show up and stand out each and every day. Read more>>

Chastity Sonier | Manager Partner of RBC Consulting Firm, LLC & CEO of The Raw Hidden Process

The most important factor behind my success is God. Being able to work in my gift which allows me to teach ladies how to be impeccable so they can become the CEO of their motherhood which incorporates their families, their marriages, their motherhood, and their businesses. The success behind my brand is purely based on the above statement as well as through implementing action on a daily basis. Read more>>