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.

Aaron Ledet | Owner / Designer

In 2005 during my time in undergrad as an Architecture student at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. I was doing some research in the library for one of my projects. I cam across a guy making a party flyer in Microsoft Word on one of the computers, it was terrible, so I asked him if I could redesign it for him. During that time I only knew Adobe Photoshop, that the program we would set our architectural projects up in for presentations. Did the work he paid me $20.oo and that’s when I knew I could make this a business. Read more>>

Ryan Cade | Rancher, Father, Foodie

We are ranchers at our core and believe that people care more than ever about where their food comes from. They care about things like how the animals are raised (humane treatment, natural, sustainable practices, etc.). They also expect the highest available quality. In our family we knew we did, but there weren’t many producers out there telling their story and we saw that as an opportunity. , So we set on our journey to not only raise animals on the ranch but own the product all the way to the family table. We also committed to telling our story every chance we get throughout the process. In those opportunities, we get a chance to tell people how we are different and why we are better. We are truly a family ranch, my family wakes up there every morning. We take incredible pride in every aspect of our business. It is in our blood and it is personal. So, when someone gives us feedback we listen. When peoples faces light up with enjoyment after trying our product, it is a huge, win and brings us great joy. Read more>>

Ashton Branch | Fashion Designer

I came up with the idea for my business by going through personal pain. From being bullying to traumatic experiences I just wanted to find a way to love myself. With my clothing I want everyone to feel their best as soon as they put it on and know that they are loved. Fashion was my escape and it made me feel confident. When you look good you feel good. Read more>>