It takes a lot more than an idea to build a business, but there can’t be a business without the idea. So we asked folks who’ve built wonderful businesses to tell us about how they came up with the idea in the first place.

Rhys Harper | Emmy-nominated photographer + creative director

Honestly, it kind of found me. I have been a photographer and creative director for basically twenty years now, but never thought of becoming a cannabis creative – I didn’t even know that was a real thing. I became interested in cannabis in 2018, but it wasn’t until last year during the pandemic that I realized this was the career I wanted to pursue. So when all my wife’s and my weddings were canceled due to the pandemic, we had both basically lost our job, and as cannabis was deemed essential, I knew that I needed to switch gears. It’s been a really fun year with a lot of learning! Read more>>

Dr. Sheila Tann | Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The covid pandemic came with unprecented challenges in our personal and professional lives. The Health care industry shifted rather quickly to fully embracing telehealth technology for the delivery of virtual, in-home medical care. Although Telehealth has been around for many years, there was hesitancy on the part of providers, payors and patients to recognize the utility of the technology until covid. Read more>>

John Foster | Life Coach

I have long been a student of philosophy and history, and I have had a romantic fascination with what the gymnasium used to be in ancient Greece. The gymnasium, or gymnasion, used to be a place where heroes trained for the Olympics and for warfare, as well as a structure for great thinkers like Plato and Aristotle to house their philosophical schools. Therefore, it was a place to optimize your mind and your body, all in one location. I absolutely love this, and I wanted to re-intrpduce this concept to the modern person. Read more>>