It takes a lot more than an idea to build a business, but there can’t be a business without the idea. So we asked folks who’ve built wonderful businesses to tell us about how they came up with the idea in the first place.

Sandi Evans | Systems & Operations Consultant

My current consulting company stemmed from my virtual assistant company which I started after doing some research on how to use my skills as a paralegal to start my own business. My services progressed as I continued working with clients over the years as an Online Business/Project manager. While working on specific projects and helping to oversee the day to day in my clients’ businesses, I often found myself creating operating procedures for specific tasks or programs. I’ve always been a “how can we make this easy and efficient” type of person. So, I often presented ideas for streamlining processes and workflows for them. And because I love tech and tools I am usually able to suggest a tool that works for my client’s specific business model so we can implement automation strategies to help scale and grow the business. Read more>>

Princess King | Actress, recording Artist & Entrepreneur

The KickBackEdition started off as an idea my college mate (and co founder) Tonie, brought up to me last summer. We were at an outdoor party and I remember her telling me this was the type of thing she wanted to do -throw parties and showcase artists. I thought it was a great idea and told her I believe it was possible. If there was anyway I could help her turn this dream into reality I was down. Being that both of us are recording artists and in the entertainment industry we know how important it is for others to showcase their artistry and network. We also knew that party Goers enjoy places that are fun, safe, and have different things to offer, than just a regular party or going to the club. So We figure we’ll make The KickBackEdition a house party fusion for the artistic community. Read more>>