Starting a business is a commitment and requires dedication, resources and sacrifice. We asked some of the rising stars in our community how they thought through the idea of starting their own businesses.

Demond Soulofaman Alverez | Mental Health & Spiritual WellNess Consultant

My process was one I wanted to share my talents with the world. From there I always wanted to be free to move how I wanted to, and also be able to express my self as an artist, And entrepreneur. It was just finding a way to figure that out, and put everything that I do and offer under one umbrella so to speak. One other thing was that, I wanted to help people around the world as much as possible to inspire them. Read more>>

Cornilia Issa | Creator & Fitness Instructor

I actually had no intention of ever starting my own business. The Burning Stones grew from a curiosity project and received such positive feedback that inspired the business to be created. Initially it was a fun way to spend more time with my parents and create beautiful crystal candles. Read more>>

Madison Morgan | Photographer & Memory Maker

I love this question! I have always loved photography and have been “taking photos” for many years but I didn’t turn it into a profitable business until September 2022! I was in the healthcare industry and going to school to further that career, but it never felt quite right. The burn out was REAL and to top it all off I got pregnant during a nationwide pandemic so I felt that the healthcare field was not to place for me. Read more>>