There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Leigh Ducas | Associate Director of Profectus Dance Company & Director of Dance at The Peach Pit

Profectus Dance Company was designed with a three part head and I firmly believe this is one of the most important factors behind our success. I am a Founder and Associate Director alongside Olivia May and Melinda Cassiday Jacques. Read more>>

Christina Bowman | CO-Owner / General Manager

The most important factor behind our success at Ms DiDi’s Caribbean kitchen is our amazing consistent product which is our authentic Haitian cuisine and how serious we take customer service. It allows all of our customers to feel like family and our food tastes like home. Read more>>

Asha Ford | Motion & Graphic Designer / Creative Problem Solver

I would say my insatiable determination to be successful creative problem solver helped me get to where I am today. I never doubted I would be in the creative field for a living. Read more>>

Dejuan Wilson | Music Artist

The most important factor behind me is consistency!! With out a question. I never gave up I kept going . Nothing can stop me but me ! Read more>>

Lisa Johnson | CEO

The most important factor behind my success as an entrepreneur has been my drive. As a Spelman College graduate, I am surrounded by go-getters, grinders and women who go hard or go home. The company that I keep can be both intimidating and inspiring. I see them and I know that I can and should do more to reach my goals. Read more>>

Nykisha Banks | Dance Studio Owner

I actually believe I have more than one important factor! One of them is honesty. Not telling the truth, and/or not doing what you say you’re going to do can cause a horrible morale drop in your studio. Read more>>

Donna Toland | Hair Salon owner over 30 years

passion, passion, passion. You have to love what you do in order to be the best. Passion keeps you move forward, directs your moves to succeed. Read more>>

Taleeka Jones | Kindergarten Teacher

The most important factor behind the success of KMAC, is the purpose and passion behind it when telling my journey as a mother. I believe I connected more with like-minded individuals who could relate to the vision of Kinsley, Me and Company, who believed in us and wanted to see us grow. Read more>>

Chandra James | Serial entrepreneur and mentor

The most important factor behind my success is my consistency. Being consistent plays a major roll in being successful. Their will be days when business is great and their will be days when you maybe thinking I can let this go. However by me being consistent it balance out. I am determined to get things done and keep my business relevant by being innovative and comming up with new ideas. Read more>>

Gabriel Cantillano | Owner of Legendary Foundation LLCGabriel Cantillano | Owner of Legendary Foundation LLC

First, The key factor is the music that we create. We take a lot of time and effort in unison creating every song to our liking. From the beats we choose, to the content and subject matter we cover, to the execution of how we lay our verses. Following trends in today business like QR code’s that we use to promote our business person to person. Read more>>

Rubeena Ianigro | Visionary and CEO

There was a turning point in my life when I noticed a pattern that I didn’t like to feel restricted in how I do things or how I move. My creativity and energy happens in bursts, so when I had this massive inspiration to launch business, I went all in. Read more>>

Brittney Sharnese | Author, Mentor, Podcast Host, Motivational Speaker and Empowerment Specialist

The most important factor behind my current success is my ability to be transparent. Most of the time, people will share their successes followed with, “but it was not easy” without sharing the hard parts and how they overcame. Read more>>

Jonna Bae | Artist

The most important factor behind my success or music is my mom . She’s in need of a heart transplant, I’ve always had a passion for doing music and was always good at it… therefore, I used what I had in hopes I go up. So far, I feel like I’ve been going in the right direction if you ask me! Read more>>

Jelia ( JC Live) Coleman | Radio Personality & Journalist

I always put God first in everything I do and being consistent. My faith has anchored me through various storms and victories I have had throughout my years of being in radio. I feel like the consistency and my faith all wrapped into one have made me successful during this lifetime. Read more>>

Destiney Gillespie-Harris | Serial Entrepreneur, Author, and Non-profit Leader

I feel as though the most important factor behind my brand that has made me successful today, is the gift of being able to connect with people from all walks of life, and that I genuinely care for people in general. I believe that by me connecting, giving my clients/customers amazing customer service, being able to effectively communicate while being transparent truly has helped me in my elevation. Read more>>

Michele Yarbrough | Owner, The Armory Bookstore

Without a doubt the most important factor behind the success of The Armory Bookstore is the fact that we are a business built on my faith in Jesus Christ. It’s a unique niche that has been lacking especially after the closing of all the Lifeway Christian Bookstores in 2019. My faith played the number one role in even attempting this type of business. Another key factor in the success of my brand is the history behind the store and taking financial risks from the beginning. Read more>>

John Cotton | Hair Stylist/Barber

Success for me growing with my clients. How every phase of their life and what it represents to them. For trusting me to deliver what the season, occasion and their mood calls for.. Being student. Teacher and friend along the way is priceless and the attention I give to every second, minute and appt we have together. Is about maintaining. Creating and generating what they want to see, seeing it and it contribution to loving themselves. Read more>>

Jabre “Major” Green | Creative

One has to be dedicated to their craft . I learn something new about creating every single day. It is hard to continue to grow once you are complacent. I try to approach each project with a mindset that it could be the artifact that creates the next big opportunity for my brand. Read more>>