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.

Carrie Wright | Owner

The idea for Intown Salt Room came from a personal need of finding a spa-like place in Atlanta that could allow me to unplug from whatever was going on and mentally recharge without a big time commitment.  I enjoyed visiting salt rooms for the calming energy and respiratory benefits and I wanted to incorporate more meditation into my wellness routine but felt challenged with the idea of sitting in silence. I saw an opportunity to create a space in Metro Atlanta that offered both dry salt therapy and meditation with sound therapy experiences, not only for myself to enjoy but for people of all ages to benefit from. Intown Salt Room is also the first stand-alone salt room in the city to offer wellness experiences with private seating that require little to no therapist contact. Read more>>

Via Doll | Performer & Creator and Host

Liquor On The Rim was one of my better drunken decisions. Sitting back and seeing the energy, raw and real conversations I felt this is something that should be showcased. Read more>>

Tanya Caldwell | Producing Artistic Director

The idea for my Not for Profit Business cam out of my creation of the Drama ministry at my church. While I have a degree in Communication arts and Theatre from Georgia Southern University, I was not able to utilize my talents in the field and still support my family. The Ministry began to take wings after about 5 years so after some serious discussion with the small group of Volunteers in our drama group we decided to Incorporate and become a 501 3 C Not for profit Community theatre called Lionheart Theatre Company. We have now been in for 20 years and are located in Downtown Historic Norcross GA. Read more>>