Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on.   What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story.  We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Bidisha Idnani Amee Khamar | Event Planners

The driving factor behind the success of our business is our strong partnership. It really is true that team work makes the dream work! Over time we have developed strengths that we not only have identified in ourselves but acknowledge in each other, This makes it easy for us to delegate work. On the flip-side, we also well aware of our weaknesses and know when to step in for one another when necessary. Read more>>

Hannah Guest | Entrepreneur + Wedding Designer

I think the most important thing about a brand in general is their ability to connect with human emotions. Weddings and events have so many emotions – laughing, crying, hugging, embracing, cheering and so much more. Since we play a role in a portion of the hospitality industry, our brand has to understand and connect with all of those feelings. For our brand, we of course have an online presence on multiple different platforms and channels where we connect to these emotions. Read more>>

Lindsay Prather | Entrepreneur & Educator

People. Hands down. We put people first. We put our students first, and always do what is best for the child. We put our families first, and helping in any way we can. And I put my team first, because without them, our success doesn’t exist. When you put people first, and make connecting with them your top priority, everything else falls into place. Read more>>

Ashlee Burgess | Wedding & Portrait Photographer

The most important factor behind the success of my brand and my business is passion. It’s a cliche answer, but it’s true. No matter what obstacles have come my way, my business and brand have remained rooted because of my love for what I do. I had a brand new DSLR camera in hand and a whole lot of love for capturing fleeting moments when I started. Since I was a kid with a pocket sized digital camera, I captured anything that spoke to me. Read more>>

Jana Rife | E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor & Aromatherapist

Building a community and a sense of belonging, has been the most important factor in building my business. My clients are like family and I want them to have the greatest and most memorable experience possible. I really do have the coolest job ever; it’s my dream job! Hanalei SUP Yoga is a mobile floating yoga studio. We provide stand up paddleboard lessons, SUP yoga, and PaddleFit classes on the water for all experience levels. We also offer mini-vacations away from the typical stressful day with our day and weekend retreats. Read more>>

Wayne Hall | Special Education Teacher and Radio Host

I established a motto, ‘Where information meets music” and I have remained consistent with it. When anyone listens to The Wayne Hall Show they are guaranteed music they may have not even heard before, along with fresh and pertinent information. I will say the success is being committed, dedicated, consistent and staying true to what I promise. Read more>>

Katie Jones | Art Gallery Owner

The most important factor behind the success of your brand is knowing your community. If there is one thing I have learned over the past year and a half, it is that making connections is everything! I have met many people to thank for their willingness to go out of their way to advise me as a young entrepreneur. It is also important to take risks and not be afraid to go after your dreams. After all, the worst someone can tell you is “no”. Read more>>