Hardwork? Luck? Good habits? What would you say is behind your success? We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Sarah Cohen | Owner and Founder

Authenticity makes all the difference! When people know you and your product come from a genuine place, they are excited to support your dream.
I’ve always loved hosting my family and friends and when I began making jam, I was thrilled to share it with them. They knew of my love of South Florida produce- strawberries, mangoes, hot peppers, and more because I made jam with what was in season. Read more>>

Jessica Miller | Money and Mindset Business Coach

The most important factor behind the success of my business/brand was creating my signature program, the 10K Accelerator, that helps business owners create magnetic offers (services/products/programs) in their business. Behind every business that thrives and makes money is a compelling and magnetic offer that pulls their customers in. Read more>>

Vincent DeMarco | Filmmaker

The most successful factor behind my business and the success of my brand is all God! I became a Christian and saved in 2005. I started doing acting and modeling which we’re both passions of mine. As I was growing in the faith I was learning about what was my purpose in life? I started asking the one who created me (God) and in 2011 He told me to start a production company. I looked at going to Full Sail and it was around $120K at the time and I wasn’t able to afford it so I put it off. Read more>>

Stephanie Morales Casariego, AIA Christopher Casariego, AIA | Principal Architects & Founders

I believe the most important factor behind the success of our company is that our role as architects go beyond design and we build strong professional relationships with our clients, consultants, contractors and our team. Our clients are trusting us with their homes and business so it is important that we give them creative and functional solutions, and while doing it we do so with gratitude, care, and great customer service. Read more>>

Christina Adelusi | Luxury Baker & Treat Maker

One of the most important success factors behind Tina’s Pretty Parties is my ambition. My ability to continue to grow in my skill and try new things. Not everything is going to work like a well oiled machine when you first start or even expand your craft but that’s the beauty of business you get to fully explore your niche and keep your clientele excited for new products too try. Read more>>

Geraldine Diethelm | Veterinarian and licenced Veterinary Acupuncturist

The most important factor behind our success is quality. Offering the complete package of great service/customer care, from the receptionists to the animal caregivers and technicians, kennel staff and veterinarians. Clients need to feel welcomed like family and know that they can call or email with questions and hear back from us in a reasonable amount of time. Quality medical care, with the ability to run further diagnostics in house such as in-depth labwork, xrays with immediate analysis, ultrasound and surgical care with overnight observation by competent and qualified staff. Read more>>

Michelle DiMarco | Global Estate Advisor with The Curated Collection Group at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Perseverance, as cliche as it sounds, is the key to achieving success. Never stop believing in yourself, both personally and professionally. Whether it’s securing a multi-million dollar sale or pushing through a challenging workout, you’ve got to see yourself through to the very end. Success often takes longer to achieve than you convince yourself it should. Read more>>

Kyle Plesa | Founder, The Social Group®

That’s a great question. And one that I could probably answer with endless cliches. There are so many different marketing and advertising agencies that it can be difficult sometimes to rise above the rest in the eyes of potential clients. That being said, I try to influence things I can control. I always try to allow my team the creative freedom they need not only to satisfy the client, but to feel heard themselves, to evolve, and to enjoy what they do. I don’t want my employees to feel boxed in or limited. You’re only as strong as your weakest link so I want to make sure everyone feels empowered and trusted. Read more>>