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

Carissa Cannizzaro | Adventure Elopement Photographer

There are so many different factors that have brought me success in my brand, whether it be specializing my business to elopements, providing an excellent customer experience, or even just being a good photographer – but none of those things would be possible without passion. Maybe it’s a cheesy answer, but it’s the truth. Read more>>

Matt and Veronica Preston | Certified Nutritionist and Art/Marketing Director

The key to what we offer is telling the truth behind nutrition. There are so many weight loss myths, quick-fix lies, and one-size-fits-all approaches that just confuse people. We truly believe in helping people learn and understand how our bodies work so they can make more informed decisions for the rest of their lives. Our business thrives because of true life-change, real results, and genuine referrals. We don’t believe in removing entire food groups or any restrictive approach. We believe in living life while fueling and nourishing and truly understanding the “why” behind each decision. Read more>>

Jon LeDuc | Landscape Entrepreneur and Song Writer

Perhaps it’s all about authenticity. Whether it’s a new song I’m in the middle of writing or a new landscape I’m in the middle of designing it’s always important for me to stay authentic. It’s too easy to fall into doing what you think others would want but the real art or creativity comes from the being true to yourself. There is a difference from not reinventing the wheel and constantly trying to chase and copy others success. Read more>>

Diana Bustillos | Host of Sexto Sentido Podcast

Being fearless, do the things I believe would work for me, the things that set my soul on fire and excite me, despite people’s opinion to what I should be doing. Read more>>

Morgan (Mo) Fiorino | Outdoor Hospitality & Curated Event Professional

Passion is the Key to Success When finding my post high school direction, my parents ingrained in me to follow my passions. We’ve all heard the saying “Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life”, I believe this is the golden ticket to true success and happiness. Read more>>

Alexandra Bodley | Social Media and Branding Expert| New2townDenver

I could go on and on about what I think I have done within the social media world that has helped me to be successful, but I honestly think the key factor to my success is surrounding myself around other successful entrepreneurs. What better way to get a “kick in the butt” than talking to other people who are working at bettering themselves and their business? Read more>>