We asked the community what factors they felt were responsible for their success and we’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Cydney Putnam | 402pairs owner

When looking back on the past couple years of creating jewelry, I have found that my most successful times came when I was creating things that I personally loved. While designing jewelry, I got a lot of feedback from my friends, family, and customers, which I really appreciated. But, I found myself over-stressing about having at least one design that everyone would love. This led me to put pieces on my website that I didn’t entirely love but I was hoping someone else would. On the other hand, when I put out collections that I was entirely in love with, I found those to be my most successful times. Read more>>

Alan Lacovetsky | Potter/Sculptor

Doing one thing well and sticking to it. I have been lucky to have had world famous teachers and mentors which introduced me to a high level of excellence. Read more>>

Tifani Wendt | Owner

I believe the most important factor behind the success of The Buffalo Chip is my Father pouring a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this business. In combination with being very keen in business. We’ve become a brand thanks in large part to our amazing customers that we treat like family. We are a destination, we have something for everyone, bikers, cowboys, kids, families, newly 21 year olds, city go-ers, country folk, we have something that appeals to all types and we believe it takes all kinds. Read more>>

Gloria Shaoul | Social media Content Creator & Mother of three

The most important factor behind my success as a content creator would have to be my authenticity. I create content that truly represents me and that is something that I will never change. Read more>>

Gretchen McCants | CEO of My Brand Lashes and Royal Beauty. Partner with Catch Cup.

I feel the most important factor behind my businesses is that I am able to adapt and roll with the punches. I have learned so much through trial and error that I don’t feel defeated (like I used to) when something didn’t go as planned. I love the quote “you are the average of the 5 people you around most”. In business, surround yourself with the best people and support system. Read more>>

Phyllis Zanichkowsky | Senior Loan Officer NMLS #889013

I feel that it is important to go the extra mile, “treating others how I would want to be treated.” Order-takers are a dime a dozen in my field, so it is important to separate myself as a savvy financial professional that they can come to for solid advice anytime they need it. I always guide my clients to do things the way I would do things myself, regardless of whether it means starting the loan today, Read more>>