We asked folks to tell us about the most important decisions they’ve made along their journey and have shared some of the highlights below.

Ben White | Houston Punk Scene Photographer

My decision to take photos mostly for free has been critical to my growth and recognition, and I think it’s important to have that mindset when first starting out as a photographer. By giving out photos to people for free, you really become endeared to them. People appreciate what you’re doing, they’ll share your work, you’ll make more connections, and as a photographer you’ll get more and more visibility (and paid work). Read more>>

Sydney Luna | Miniara Boutique

The idea came to me a couple months after I was a stay at home mom. I bought my daughter some bows from Ross and as I looked at them I thought to myself, “I can do that”. I’ve always been a creative person and If I wanted to do something, I could learn to do it. The decision that contributed was that I could make bows, be able to stay home with my kids and make money! The idea of going back to work and leaving my daughter gave me anxiety so I found something that could be good for the family. Read more>>

Frehdeé Gatewood | Chef/Personal Chef

The most important decision I made, other than working for myslef, was to help and support everyone else who did the same for me! Especially the small self-owned businesses that also took a leap of faith of Entrepreneurship! I feel when you WILLINGLY give back more comes your way! Read more>>