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.

Meg Geisewite | Author of Intoxicating Lies: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom from Gray Area Drinking

I am an ordinary mom who found herself trapped in the mommy wine culture. I began my sober-curious journey in November 2019 where I completed all three of the Sober Sis programs: The 21-Day Reset; Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Course; and The Quest, in which I currently participates in. Flipping the script of silence in the mommy wine culture, I continue to give back to Sober Sis, a SoberMinded Sisterhood, and is dedicated to lifting up a community of women who find themselves trapped in gray area drinking. Read more>>

Andre Carter | Founder of You Prayed Now Grind

You prayed now grind came about with my wife telling me I need to get back to drawing because our son likes to draw. So the next morning she was in church service listening to the sermon then she came to me the following morning and said baby I had a dream of you doing something with this; it sums up the sermon from yesterday You prayed now grind so the first picture I drew she said no, then the second one she was like I love it so I texted my big brother Jerome Hamilton. Someone, I look up to as a mentor and business advisor someone I can call for spiritual advice and worldly advice. Read more>>

Doniel Lovely | Business Strategiest

I found that a company had a Franchise model and I was able to follow this process for about 3 years and them opened my own firm. Now we are a full service firm that helps clients with all there business and personal needed. Tax Life insurance Read more>>

Dembakw “ Boxi “ Yomba | Professional Soccee Player/Trainer

As Soccer has always been a passion of mine. I always thought about what other ways I can remain involved and helpful after I was done playing. It was actually a friend of mine’s mom who gave me the idea of training his little brother And the rest of his teammates,. Read more>>