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.

Katy Craft Lim | Founder/Inventor: VimHue

I am a feminist, sports-enthusiast, and sun-lover! If the sun is out, I want to be outside and in motion:) I’m also very practical and value comfort, so whether I’m taking a walk with friends, a neighborhood jog, or just running errands, I want to stay comfortable. Read more>>

Nicole Demas | REALTOR ®

When I was a kid I always knew I wanted to work for myself. I started cleaning my neighbors house when I was 13 years old, and that was the beginning of me truly loving the ability to make my own schedule. I worked as a paralegal for a few years, finding myself either glued to a desk or stuck in traffic daily, feeling like I never saw the sunlight. Read more>>

Matthew Asaro | Chef

My whole life I have loved cooking. I used to spend hours in the kitchen making elaborate sandwiches, or what I thought were “elaborate”, when I was about 9 years old. My father was from Sicily so we ate a TON of pasta. This is where my love of pasta comes from. It wasn’t until my professional career that I developed a fond respect for the craft of pasta making.  Read more>>

Casey Numetko | Photographer, Videographer, & Graphic Designer

The thought process behind starting my own business was mainly to give myself an opportunity to use skills that I am passionate about while making additional income at the same time. I really enjoy the creativity behind creating digital media assets (photos, videos, graphic design elements) and when I can be creative while providing a service to others it’s a great feeling. Read more>>

Deborah Risper | The Billionaire Brewer

Starting my own business has always been a dream of mines as a kid. I was in love with being able to be the boss. As a kid you think that’s an easy task until you get older and realize there is a LOT that goes into being the boss. Essentially, you reap the benefits of fun,freedom and fulfillment but starting off you have to work towards that. Read more>>

Cici | Entrepreneur & Spiritual Advisor

Age of Aquarius Studios (AOA Studios) was created as a part of my healing journey, It was very personal. The pandemic made 2020 a year of self reflection, and in that, I found all these different parts of myself that I wasn’t even aware of! Or maybe I was aware and was just running away from. I realized that these neglected parts of myself needed very special psychical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. Read more>>

Tronny Nguyen | CEO/Founder of WebMVMT

In 2016, I walked away from a decent paying 9-5 job at GoDaddy. I had spent the past years working with business owners all over the world; which not only refined my skills, gave me confidence, but also made me aware of the numerous challenges small business or start-up owners faced when it came to web-design / marketing. Read more>>

The Artemis Agency, LLC | HR Consulting company focused on small to medium sized businesses

One of the perks of having a combined 50 years of experience means that we have had opportunities to consult with leaders at all levels in many organizations on some of the toughest challenges they face. When we began The Artemis Agency, LLC back in 2019, we did so because we wanted to take that knowledge and experience to support small to medium sized businesses in similar ways. Read more>>