Our city is home to so many incredible businesses and so we asked the founders how they came up with the ideas for their businesses and have shared their responses below.

Candice Shaw | Educator & Farmer

As I was planning my gardens and homeschooling curriculum for my own children, I realized that so many children could benefit from learning how to thrive by having the knowledge of growing their own food, foraging, herbs and how to all of it sustainably so that our land is impacted the least. Read more>>

Rachel Cronin | Outdoor Adventure CEO, TEDx Speaker, Author

Cronin Mountain is a personal growth adventure company in the Broadmoor area of Colorado Springs. This idea was birthed from many years of research, development, collaborating heavily with the local community, and my own healing journey through the power of nature and personal growth. Read more>>

Dennae Tirrell | Artist & Owner of Biome Slow Craft

10 years ago I was living the dream, working Full Time painting Backdrops, Murals and Sets at a prestigious Theater Company in Missoula, MT. I worked for the theater for about five years before the had a lack of funding and had to move all positions to Volunteer. I continued to volunteer but also knew I had to figure my financials out….. I had fallen in love with Montana, the community of artists and wanted to stay. On a whim I started my Jewelry Line @cannelita.jewelry, the company snowballed and all of a sudden I was making jewelry full time, teaching myself how to run a business as I go and making A LOT of mistakes. Read more>>

Jordan Weichel | Podcaster & Entrepreneur

The timing of the start of NBNH Media and No Brains No Headache Podcast was out of necessity and boredom. It was May of 2020 and not much was happening in the world due to shutdowns so the decision was made to prepare our notes, buy a microphone and press record. When deciding what type of content we wanted to put out there we knew right away we would rely heavily on our comedy but new we also had to get creative to separate ourselves from all others podcasts in a saturated market. Read more>>