Our city is home to so many incredible businesses and so we asked the founders how they came up with the ideas for their businesses and have shared their responses below.

Daniel Powell II | Owner of Powell’s Fine Dining

I’ve always enjoyed cooking for others. But after working at top-rated fast-paced restaurants in Atlanta, I realized my love for being able to provide a delicious creation to a customer. Read more>>

Quenise Knight | Real Estate Professional & Registered Nurse

I came up with the idea for my business after reading lots of literature about finances and building wealth. I started out reading a book titled ‘Multiple Streams of Income’ by Robert G. Allen, followed by ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert T. Kiyosaki. I went on to read several other books that all seemed to point to real estate and the stock market. Although I am intrigued by both subject matters, real estate was at the forefront for me. Read more>>

Amber Woodruff | Author & Entrepreneur

I created Struggling Butterfly/ Amber Lisa brand from life experiences. I’ve always taken dating seriously and tried to date with a purpose; but when I reached thirty and still single, no children, or any potential mate. I took pen to paper and wrote a book. Read more>>

Cara and Amarylli Torres | Photographer and Creative Designer

AC Creative was born out of a desire to help people see their dreams come to fruition regardless of budget! Read more>>

Gerdy & Siani Bourdeau & Purdie | Founders

The idea started with Siani having a desire to build an app and jokingly mentioned it to Gerdy, to which she excitedly said “let’s do it!” With Gerdy being a hairstylist and Siani moving to a new city in search of new beauty professionals, we both agreed that there is a need for a platform to pose as a one stop shop for both the business owner and client. Read more>>