We asked some of the city’s hidden gems to tell us about what they feel is the most important factor behind their success.

Keara Appleton | Entrepreneur

Consistency & Dedication it takes a very strong person to keep going in a business on the bad days . Some days are faster than others and some days are slower but as long as you are consistent becoming successful won’t happen on accident it’ll happen on purpose . Read more>>

Teshia Bailey-Norman | Traveling Chef

In business you can never be scared to recreate yourself! My ability to recreate myself within my business is what has allowed me to be successful thus far. Often people have such a strong connection with their brand that they find it challenging to disconnect and shake things up! Elevation will always come with change so never hesitate to shake the table! Read more>>

Brittany Hogan | Certified Xtreme Hip Hop Instructor & Apple, Inc Senior Advisor

Owning your own business can take up a lot of your personal time, so I feel it’s best to enjoy what you do. Practice it daily or use your products in order to understand customers, consumers, and clients. With this first hand feedback, adjustments can be made and improvements bring more business! Get in the habit of being your best customer!! Read more>>

Chanel Cooper | Team Leader & Hairstylist

There is a book called The One Thing by Gary Keller. Now, I haven’t read the book just yet; However, I feel I have been a true example of what he discusses in this book. This book talks about the benefits of prioritizing a single task in order to maximize its efficiency and see true results. In 2017, I quit my second job of 5+ years and chose to put all my time and effort in to progressing in the beauty industry. This was my livelihood and I wanted to grow. I wanted to build my clientele and I wanted to be a sponge so that everything I learned could stick! Needless to say, this was the best habit I could have picked up. That and consistency. Consistency creates results. What you water grows. Read more>>