Ideas aren’t everything, execution matters greatly, but starting often requires an idea and so we asked folks to think back and tell us the story of how they came up with the idea for their businesses. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite stories below.

Chef Zu | Certified Herbalist & Holistic Nutritionist

Kings Apron was created shortly after Chef Zu reversed his Diabetes with diet and herbs. After working with various nonprofits and organizations, Chef Zu thought what if we were to organize our community by way of food. Food is a universal language and when spoken correctly everyone can understand what is being said. I self taught myself through eradicating Diabetes and decided that if I had some formal education to pair with my research, ability to cook and beliefs that we would one day have our message travel long and far. Chef Zu made the decision to acquire a certification nutrition while moonlight as a chef. After Chef Zu graduated everything started to come together and Atlanta accepted our methodology and teachings. Read more>>

Joe Ward Jr. | Traveling Hibachi

I came up with the Idea for this business because of the Pandemic and the Corona virus. I figure that if the people are scared to go out to eat at restaurants, why not have the restaurant come to you. Read more>>>

Nina Norstrom | Award-Winning Author/Speaker/Wellness Coach

To give the answer to that question, becomes a storybook response. And amazingly, that was exactly how it got started . . . by writing and sharing pieces of my life journey with others. Now, I won’t give you that extra long version because this is something one can read inside the storybook. As a small business owner, I started therapeutic journaling some eons ago. In reality, those eon years would have been some four decades (or so). During that period, I was not in the best of health at all (emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually). So, I turned to writing as a vessel to escape that dark world. My life journey of living among those toxic relationships were deep seeded, extremely raw, and buried inside me. Spanning from my role as a mistress ─ yessss, I was someone’s mistress; to letting go of my Christian beliefs ─ and yes, I did that too. Read more>>