We reached out to some of our favorite entrepreneurs and asked them to think back and tell us about how they decided to start a business. Check out their responses below.

Nohemie Mawaka | Serial Entrepreneur

Observe your environment, why are people encountering this challenge and what are they doing to resolve it? Or not. What is the problem I’m trying to solve? Who will pay for my solution? Who will be impacted? Read more>>

Ashlee Favro | Digital Content Creator

I honestly started it by accident. I have always loved fashion and years ago when I first download instagram I would post photos of my outfits here and there. One thing lead to another with brands reaching out about free clothes, which at the time I was so excited about. Now its turned into paid compensation for my work. Couldn’t be happier doing something I love. Read more>>

Grechen Mixchel | Sacred Space Facilitator & Hydrated Momtrepreneur

Being an Entrepreneur comes with this idea that many of us dream about, Time Freedom. Time freedom is the opportunity to work when you want, where you want, how you want, and produce income along the way. When many of us first become entrepreneurs we realize that we’re the ones holding ourselves accountable for clocking in, clocking out, showing up, and getting ‘work’ done. One of the biggest challenges when manifesting Time Freedom is Structure. Read more>>

Tony Bryant | Athletic Club Owner & Informer Mentor

I built Beast Up Athletics in the hopes of starting a family oreinted sport driven enviroment for the youth and young adults ! After my basketball career I did a lot of soul searching and decided to combine my two biggest passions. Kids and sports! Kids are the purest thing on earth and have always been the key to a better future. Now that i’m a father of one, this dream of mine has become even more pressident in my life! . Read more>>

Alex Johnson | Business owner and digital creator

I come from a family of business owners. These businesses are not massive (sole traders) but they are well established and it has been very successful up to date. Read more>>

Chelsey Rose | Personal Trainer and Part Time Therapist” 😉 “

I started working when I was 15 and began with things like ticket booth sales and babysitting, then did a short stint at an office as an accounting assistant and knew right away that I HATED sitting in an office under florescent lights. I left that job and started working in a sports bar then moved to LA and somehow got hired at the Bel Air Hotel haha. Read more>>

Melissa Cohen | Holistic Health Coach

Our biggest challenges can be our greatest gifts. I was furloughed from my corporate job in the fashion industry due to covid-19. I moved back home and didn’t know what my next steps would be. I always thought I was meant to be in the Fashion world and when that was taken away I felt stuck. I didn’t know the relief I was about to feel. I had time to focus on what I really wanted to do with my life and reflect on what was really important to me. Read more>>

LYNETTE MEYERS | Photography, Graphic Design, Printing

I worked for a large company following college. It was a great job, with great benefits, and I thought I would be there until retirement. Fast forward 15 years, and I had my first child. While I still loved my job, the hours and the travel did not feel the same when I had a baby at home. I decided I needed to find a way to make money while staying home with my daughter. Read more>>

Ramon Pasos | Property Management Company

The thought process behind starting my own business was, I was let go from a mobile home management company called Star Management here in Orange County, California, it was right around Christmas time of 2017, on my way home to my family, I called me wife and stated to her that I was done working on other human beings schedule, I was done being told when to be in the office, Read more>>

Shatima Aisha Simmons | Professional Hair Stylist

I’ve been a licensed hair stylist for over 15 years. I’ve wanted to create an affordable luxury human hair extensions line for my clients. I thought, a one stop shop would be ideal. When my clients would book an install appointment, I noticed most times the hair they bring was of horrible quality. In 2019 I then decided to start an online company “Ordinary Hair” so I could provide the best quality extensions and services for my customers. It was the best decision I could’ve made. Read more>>