Getting to do what you love? Providing for your loved ones? What does success mean to you? Below you’ll find perspectives from some of the city’s best and brightest.

Richie Kaye | Musical Entertainer

Success, to me, is a happy audience. I perform to entertain people so that I may convey to them the joy, the mirth, the delight and even beauty of the music I love to play. Read more>>

Christa Washington | Creator & Educator

When it comes to success, I believe you should celebrate all of your achievements whether they are big or small. For example, when I got my first tumbler order, I was ECSTATIC and I celebrated by dancing in my living room. But even in the times where I don’t have any orders at all, but I still have people reaching out inquiring about how they can order, it is still success because I am reaching a goal of having a buzz about my business. As long as you are reaching goals and milestones, whether it is about making a dollar or reaching out to the community in a multitude of ways, you are a success! Read more>>

Jenni Conde | Illustrator & Graphic Designer

1. What was your thought process behind starting your own business? It has been a long and hard process, I think there is a lot to mature and that takes time. For me, the most important thing is to know yourself and have clear goals to achieve them in the short and long term. It is also important to talk and lean on the people who love you, sometimes they give you an interesting point of view to move forward. Read more>>