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.

Marie Shavers | Self Care Specialist and Healer

In my most recent years of healing my self and diving into better ways of self care, I discovered many are completely uneducated on how to care for themselves properly. Self care is a wide spectrum from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual. It is essential to nurture every aspect of self care. There are so many different products, methods, and social errors that in no way promote good health or self care! I decided I would change that! Not only would I change it, I would open people up to a new way to self care and reinvent it to be a normal routine. As I learned of more methods to heal and care for myself, I wanted to share the “gems” with others! Read more>>

Ashley Freeman | Facilitator & Coach

Like everyone, I’ve had my share of good and bad bosses throughout my career. This left me really curious about what leadership was, and whether there was a “right” or “better” way to go about leading people. I began casually studying leadership through books and videos, then more formally studying the subject when I entered an evening MBA program. Shortly thereafter, I became a first-time manager, and everything changed for me. Read more>>

Jared Washington | Jared Washington, LPC, CEO, Author

I came up with the idea for my business by trying to figure out how I could merge 2 pieces of my identity into 1, me being a Mental Health Therapist as well as being a Social Justice Activist for the Black Community. I thought about this for a while when developing my business and asked myself hard questions about how my business could not only serve the Black Community, but how could I serve from a Mental Health and Social Justice lens.  Read more>>

Alva Jones | Interview Coach

I started assisting individuals with interviewing skills as a hobby in 2007. People would ask how I got this job, or that job with minimal experience, and I would reply it all about the interview, and being your true authentic self, not allowing your nerves to get the best of you. Read more>>