Our city is home to so many incredible businesses and so we asked the founders how they came up with the ideas for their businesses and have shared their responses below.

Carlos Wilson | Mobile Cigar Lounge Owner

When the pandemic happened, it was a blessing in disguise for me! For the first time in my adult life, I had down time to think about my life and what direction I wanted it to go. My nephew and his father in law are both into cigars and I would smoke with them occasionally. My love of cigars grew during this time and while in Fredericksburg, Tx. at a cigar lounge. The owner and I were talking about his business and began to tell me about his friend who had a mobile lounge and how well it was doing. At that point the lightbulb went off in my head and I knew that this was something that I wanted to do! I called my nephew and pitched the idea and told him I wanted him as my partner and the rest is history! Read more>>

Brianna Melton | Owner Body Contouring and Laser Lipo Specialist

I came up with the idea for my business after interning for a local spa in Houston. After graduating from Texas Southern University with my Bachelors in Health Adminatration, the spa hired me and there I learned the ins and outs of running a business. Health and wellness has always been important to me, just as important as being in business for myself. Working for the local spa inspired me to venture off and create a brand where women and men will allow me tor create the best version of them with body contouring and cosmetic laser lipo. Read more>>

Inner Monolog Podcast | Podcasters

We’re a group of four friends that decided to begin a podcast in the fall of 2020 as a way to hangout and catch up every week. At first, it was just us four cracking jokes and pointing fun at news articles and over the past year, it has slowly been becoming a business as we get more attention on platforms such as YouTube and Spotify. Our goal is make people entertained by letting them join in on the conversations we have every week with ourselves and the guests we invite to the podcast. As we grow, we want people to see that you don’t need a lot of money to start a business or to make an idea a reality. We’re just four average guys trying to make people laugh. Read more>>

Jael Reedy | Hair stylist & cosmetologist

I came up with the Idea for my Business when, one day I was asked to do a child’s hair who was adopted. Her adoptive parents were a different race and did not know how to do her mixed textured hair. They then told me the girls at her school were making fun of her because of her hair at school and it would make her cry and that broke my heart, cause no kid shouldn’t feel beautiful because there hair is different. So therefore I Took all my trades I learned and put them together to create her Organic Hair care Line Called Raw and Flawless. Read more>>