Every business starts with a single seed that a visionary is able to cultivate into something successful.
The driving force of a business owner cannot simply be a success but rather the desire to grow this idea into something useful. Understanding why successful business owners start their companies can help others figure out what is driving them.
The SnuggWugg Travel Pillow was created to help parents who travel with their toddlers. It had nothing to do with making money but fulfilling a need a mother noticed was not being filled. It is nothing more than a thick pillow that fits around a toddler’s stomach, but it stops the child from wiggling when changing a diaper.
The Eco-Bags Products were created to help this business person find a way to provide a product that aligned with her beliefs. She saw herself and others use single-use plastic bags and wondered if there was a better way, finding none, which led her to create the Eco-Bag. This is a reusable bag made from sustainable and ethical sources that made everyone happy and gave her more time with her family.
Touch is healing. Touch deprivation can lead to anxiety, depression, and overall poor behavior. One person saw that it was hard for most people to touch each other without making it sexual. He wanted to find a safe space where you can experience the warmth of a hug or a cuddle without worrying about anything. It was the desire to fill this real human need that paved the way for Cuddlist to be born.
Health insurance companies tend to stay away from people with preexisting conditions, which could end up being quite costly. This is the reason many of these companies turn away people with diabetes or give them incorrect information. This businessman saw his own father have trouble with his insurance company simply because he had diabetes, which prompted him to create Diabetes Life Solutions, a life insurance company that caters only to these individuals.
The healthy trend may seem popular, but there are many regions of the United States where fast, clean, and healthy food is not easy to find. This is the reason this family came up with Quarks American Bento. This family is offering foods that are safe for people who have food allergies or gluten intolerances. The food is only available in the Midwest of the United States, but it may expand further.
The leader of the TOAD Diaries loves organization. He knows that no matter the goal, having things organized makes everything clearer and makes people more efficient. Of course, he saw there were a lot of options out there, but he noticed that most of them were designed the same way. He understood that most people would prefer to customize everything they own, and this includes their planners. This is where TOAD Diary Planner came into existence. The company allows people to choose the format, start-end dates, cover design, and even the size of the planner.
Home With the Kids came because other people asked this business person how to work from home. She had been working from home as a medical transcriptionist for some time, which was something that could be done at home. Whenever people asked her what she did, they were surprised and curious. It did not take long for her to consider the idea of starting a site. That would answer those questions so she could simply direct people to her site. She told people how to work from home and how to avoid scams amongst many other things.
Sometimes, the reason a business starts is simply to do what one loves. Which is the story behind Lasting Blueprint Productions. The owner had not done video production since high school. And did not have any equipment but was asked to help with a music video when he was a little older. That fateful event reminded him how much he loves video production, so he started a business. He was not sure where this was going to work or if he was going to be successful and thankfully he was.
These are just some of the reasons people have started a business. It is nice to see variety peppered throughout these stories as it should be. Entrepreneurs are driven by something personal, which gives them the strength to move forward.