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.

B. Zachary Bennett | Marketing Personality, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Marketing Executive & Podcast Host

I’ve been in the marketing / business communications industry for a long time. I started in the industry at larger, corporate agencies that worked with Fortune 500 companies. Then when I began starting my own family (having children) I realized that traveling the country 3 and 4 days out of the week wasn’t going to be conducive to raising my daughter. So, I started my own firm with a focus on provided smaller and regional sized businesses with the marketing expertise and services that the larger agencies were provided to our larger clients – like Bank of America, BP, Home Depot, Victoria’s Secret, Lowe’s, etc. Shortly after opening up Reformation Productions ( https://reformationproductions.com ), I realized that the businesses that were living within the SMB arena were different than the large corporations that I was used to working with. Read more>>

SA Brown | Atlanta Writer, Director, Producer & Photographer

I’ve always been a storyteller. So ten years ago, my first story was a novel called Still Not Satisfied. A couple of years later, I moved on to plays. I was a board member of a local theater and decided “I could do that.” After moving to Atlanta in 2015, my stories became short films and scripts. Now, I have ventured into photography and editing. At the end of the day, all I am doing is telling a story using different mediums. Like I said, I’ve always been a storyteller. Read more>>

Trena Myers | Intuitive Abstract Artist & Creative Mindset Coach

The idea of my business actually was part of who I am, as I started drawing and writing at the young age of 4. My father is an artist and I worked for him while I attended college. However, what pivoted my business to what it is today is working with a family medicine residency program on their wellness initiatives. It started out as fun painting like the Sip and Paint. However, they needed something more. After attending Emory Univ health coaching program I took what I learned from that training and being an intuitive abstract artist and created my emotional wellness workshops, The Color Theory Code. The Color Theory Code TM is a place for creative healing. A place to RISE UP and LET GO for transformational empowerment and metamorphosis. Read more>>