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.

Andrea Brundage | Professional Organizer & Bringer of Calm | Speaker | Author

As someone who had a long career in the corporate accounting and office management world, I loved the challenge of creating systems, streamlining procedures, training employees, and making things better than I had found it. It took me a long time to realize that I thrive on change, and I value making a positive impact each day. While I was a really good employee, I found myself bored with doing the same thing every day once things were systematized and running smoothly. I craved more impact, more options, more freedom, more flexibility, and an environment that was challenging and dynamic at the same time. In 2003, I started Simple Organized Solutions (SOS), a professional organizing and consulting company. Read more>>

Aimee Parker | Digital Marketing Expert

I was in corporate America working in the marketing field and I realized how much my skills were making already rich companies even richer. I would always think of the small business owners in my community and I thought to myself…If I can bring in these companies millions of dollars a year, then imagine how much I could help scale a small entrepreneurs business and help them get to a place where they are now seen as competition by some of these Fortune 500 companies. I thought of people like my parents who had always had brilliant ideas and talents but didn’t have the necessary knowledge in the marketing field to get the word out there about their business. That is when I decided I am going to create my own boutique agency and specialize in helping small-minority owned businesses. Read more>>

Alicia Blair | Singer & Co-Owner

If you had asked me to leave my career in January I would have said no. I was okay with staying with the company I worked with for 10 more years in order to retire with benefits. However, if I’m completely honest with myself, while my career afforded me many opportunities, it also held me back quite a bit. Being active in my church, community and music groups was severely impacted by my job. I accepted that these things would just be affected and over time I learned how to work around work. Little did I know how much life would change this year. In late May my job announced that cuts were coming due to Covid19. Immediately panic and anxiety set in as I thought about having to apply for new jobs. My friends suggested that I should sell the products I’d made for family/friends. A light bulb went off. That same day, a close friend shared ideas that she wasn’t able to bring to life because of work but it tied in to my ideas so we decided to work together. Read more>>