We reached out to some of our favorite entrepreneurs and asked them to think back and tell us about how they decided to start a business. Check out their responses below.

Indira Solano | Co-founder of Speech with a TWIST

As moms and Speech Language Pathologists, we know firsthand the impact that social isolation may have on a child’s overall language development during this ongoing pandemic. After observing more and more young children presenting with speech delays, we founded Speech with a TWIST in June of 2020. Read more>>

Jessika Oliveros | Cake Artist

At first the idea of Jessika’s Tasty Pastries LLC came from a couple supportive friends; I made a few cakes for friends and family and they were so impressed they pushed me to make a social media page. As some time passed the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to make and sell cakes as a side hustle which then made me think about the possibilities of one day doing it full-time. What really motivated me throughout this ongoing process is the time I will be able to spend with my family. Read more>>

Alexzandra Giordano | Interior Designer & Feng Shui Specialist

It’s funny because I always enjoyed being apart of a large corporation, working with teams to create magic and deliver results. I’d often say I wouldn’t run my own company because of this. This was the safety and comfort in routine, and ultimately the excuse NOT to venture into the u known. At the end of the day, I knew I had too much drive, passion and talent to be capped at growth, creativity and salary and not create something of my own It was like a constant calling, a voice in your head that doesn’t fade with time but gets louder until you have no choice then to take the jump & finally create the life you always envisioned. Read more>>

Elliot Durant | Alkaline and ultra pure drinking water store Co-owner

The thought process behind starting Pure Water Factory in Miami was due to there being no other water stores anywhere. We saw an opportunity to fill a necessary need that was untapped in this area. We feel that pure and clean watyer is not a privilege but a right. I was here last summer and after an extensive workout I could find no place to fill my reusable water bottle. Read more>>

Joselyn Hernandez Agrazal | Jolunature Founder / QC Chemist

Starting your own business can be very rewarding. But it’s also a challenge. When I made the jump for the first time to begin a new lifestyle as an entrepreneur, many thoughts pass through my mind at once: Is it the right decision? What if I fail? Will people like my products? What will I do with my current job? Can I live only from my business? Will it be easy? Will I lose the money I invest? and many more. Read more>>

Adrian Sparkman | Tattoo Artist

My thought process behind starting my own business was to break the stereotype, “starving artist”, and make a living doing what artists love do, whatever we want. Being my own boss, I am able to do with my artistic talents what I believe makes the biggest impact in the art industry, Tattooing. Living asa tattoo artist, I am able to express myself artistically, and make money doing it. Read more>>

Stacy Rudin Harding | Hospitality Consultant

Plate & Glass started relatively organically. There was no major thought process, business plan writing, or concept creation. I had been working as a Director of Event Sales for a prominent celebrity chef in New York City and was completely burnt out. I decided to take hold of my own happiness, and walk away from that position to take care of my wellbeing. Read more>>