It takes a lot more than an idea to build a business, but there can’t be a business without the idea. So we asked folks who’ve built wonderful businesses to tell us about how they came up with the idea in the first place.

Robert Harrison | Indie Publishing Service Provider

As an indie author, I quickly discovered that there is a large gap in the marketplace for reliable, reasonably priced author services, such as cover design, editing, and interior page formatting. Most new authors don’t know where to turn to get these things done and often fall victim to predatory self-publishing companies. I began offering my expertise in these areas to other authors, and word spread quickly, mostly through some of the Facebook writing groups, and a business was born. Read more>>

Vivian Gama | Owner & Baker of Hueneme Bakehouse

My husband’s favorite snack is toasted sourdough bread with butter. We used to buy the regular sourdough breads that are in the supermarket. One day he said, “We need to stop buying this bread because I’m eating too much of it.” I then suggested that we try baking our own sourdough. “How hard could it be?!” I said. I figured if we baked our own, we’d have less bread in the house. I had no idea what was in store for us. I went online to look up a decent sourdough recipe and tried to make my very own sourdough starter. Read more>>

Madison Myers | Professional Organizer & Entrepreneur

Hi there! My name is Madison Myers and I am a professional organizer. I have loved all things cleaning, organizing and decor since I was a young girl. It was just recently though when I ventured to turn those interests into a business. Tiny Tidy Home was born at the start of 2022 when I got engaged! After getting engaged, I moved into our apartment first to get everything all squared away and ready for after we got married. It was my first time living in a small apartment and I had to learn how to be creative with small spaces and very minimal storage. Read more>>