We have the good fortune of connecting with so many bright, accomplished folks from a variety of industries and we often ask them to tell us what they feel has been the most important factor behind their success. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Yolanda Ann | Founder of The E.G.O. Boutique

One of the most important factors behind the success of my brand is knowing and understanding my purpose. When I started EGO I wanted to provide a service to plus size women and realized over the years I thoroughly enjoyed just talking to the inner woman and empowering others. Read more>>

Audry Mushagalusa | Photographer & Entrepreneur, Founder of AM APPAREL

I feel comfortable with being uncomfortable, and this is something that keeps me going even through the worst moments. We have all been in uncomfortable situations, but how we handle them is different. I have found myself in situations that were out of my comfort zone, but throughout my life, I have trained myself to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations, and I believe this must be one of the reasons why I am where I am today. When I’m comfortable in an uncomfortable situation, I gain control over it instead of it controlling me. Like many entrepreneurs, we find ourselves in situations we are not prepared for, and we must make a decision that is right and good for the business, and so often we have to make decisions we are not comfortable with. Read more>>

Robert Jucker | 5th Generation Baker and co-owner of Three Brothers Bakery

Our tag line is Memory Makers Who Happen to be Bakers®. Our business was founded in 1949 by three brothers who survived the Holocaust. They became a part of the Houston community and were a part of so many lifecycle events and those traditions continue from generation to generation. We’re on our 4th generation of customers now. Additionally, we’ve always fed the homeless and hungry with our day-old baked goods and supported charity and community events. Read more>>

Merissa Cole | Wedding Planner & Business owner

The most important factor for success for me has been always going back to my WHY. Why am I doing this? Why was I driven to create this business? Why was I called to this creative path? Why is my business unique? This helps refocus my passion and recenter my thoughts and actions. My why is to be a light in my community and server and love people with excellence. When this is at the baseline of everything I do, I am less anxious and fall back in love with being a business owner. Read more>>

Shon Plant | Artist & Entrepreneur

The most important factor behind all business I would say is having confidence in yourself and what you’re doing. It is something that will come in time it isn’t immediate, but believing in your abilities to do the things you need to do to get you to where you need to go is the essential thing to succeed in any things. Read more>>