Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Jesse Simmers | Photographer, Web Developer & IT Professional

Growing up I knew I would never be able to tolerate working a “normal” 9-5 job. I did not like the idea of doing the same thing every day. In high school, I had 2 jobs that only lasted a few months due to lack of interest. The money was nice, but it wasn’t enough to motivate me. I spent most of my time at home teaching myself Photoshop, Web Design and how to build and repair computers. While I was at school, I did the same thing. Read more>>

Carly Catt | Book Editor and Proofreader

I had just graduated college. I was in a “now what” situation. I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I decided to search on Pinterest for jobs to do from home to start making money while I figured out where to go next. Why did I choose Pinterest as my search engine? No idea. But I came across a post talking about proofreading from home. I went down a rabbit hole after that and came out wondering if I should start a proofreading business. Read more>>

Megan Cyrulewski | Entrepeneur

There is a Hawaiian saying, “Kokoa Aku. Kokua Mai.”. It means, “Help others. Be Helped.” Covid hit the world and left us locked down. Businesses had to adapt. Retailers had to adapt. We had to adapt. And to adapt meant we became remote. Amazon sales skyrocketed. Instacart delivered groceries right to our porch. Door Dash and Grub Hub brought restaurants to our dining rooms, and that was great! But it’s now 2022 and we still rely on Amazon and other big-name companies. Read more>>