The first step to starting a business is deciding to start a business. They say the first step is the hardest and in our experience this is especially true when it comes to starting a business. Getting over the mental roadblocks can be tough, often harder to overcome than the challenges you’ll face once you actually start the business. Fellow entrepreneurs share their thoughts below.

Scott Flathouse | Endurance Sport Photographer

As a former triathlete, I have a sense of the time and effort involved in training for an endurance event. I wanted to create images that capture the excitement and epic nature of triathlons, distance running, cycling, and swimming events. Race photography generally has been a volume business, and I wanted to focus on creating a quality product that represents the culmination of all those hours of training on race day. Read more>>

Roxanne Langley | Money Coach for Amazing Women

From my personal journey, I knew I wanted to help other women navigate and learn about their money but not from an investment side. The original plan after I received the Master Financial Coach designation was to begin my business as a sideline and build it over the next 3 years to eventually be self-employed. However, when I found myself laid-off like many others I knew it was the perfect opportunity to jump in with both feet and complete additional training in order to launch in 2020. Read more>>

Nadia Akaweih | Akaweih Law – Founder and Principal Attorney

When the pandemic hit, entrepreneurs were faced with new challenges and opportunities to innovate and create, motivating them to launch small businesses and start-ups. I opened my practice to help creatives and entrepreneurs protect their intellectual property and effectively use their IP to create multiple streams of income to build generational wealth and leave a financial legacy. Read more>>

Bianca Williams (Thomas) | Founder and Owned of PRESS CUSTOMS LLC

At first I started this business just for an extra income! Daycare was killing my pockets! I wanted to be able to have a little play money. After awhile I got busy, I mean really busy. I remember the first time I made over $500 in 2 hours or less! I was sold. I figured why not do this full time! Turn it from a side hustle to a multimillion dollar business 🙃😉 Read more>>

Erica Villasana | Founder & Baker

My first phase of quarantine was sitting on my couch watching movies and tv shows all day long. After rewatching all 23 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and so so many different TV shows I went into my next phase of quarantine which was baking. I started baking for my family. I enjoyed baking so much and the joy it brought to my family. Read more>>