The applications blew us away, but we selected 10 Inspiring and passionate Instagrammers who use their platform in business to love and inspire others. It wasn’t about the number of followers or the amount of experience... it was about the heart we could tell these inspiring people have for the work that they do and the people they serve!
So join us in celebrating the Top 10 Most Inspiring Small Business Owners of 2019!
We hope you’ll feel inspired to chase your own dreams as you read these!
We totally understand how much work it takes to build a business + earn a living online and that most people don’t have a fancy camera to help with that… so we’re here to walk you through it step by step!
Lizzie is an influencer in the Parenting and Lifestyle Space. She creates resources for parents and shares inspiration for living a play based life with your children!
Kyrsten is an ultra talented wedding cake and cookie designer in Harrisburg, PA! She crafts incredible and intricate designs that her clients say are just as delicious as they are beautiful! She loves sharing photos of her creations for others to enjoy online as well.
Based in Delaware, Ohio, Liz sources vintage rugs directly from Turkey and sells them exclusively on Instagram! She insists on having a personal connection with her customers even telling them to DM her on Instagram if they need help deciding which rug would best fit a space! Her instagram feed is going to make you feel like you need to buy 8 new rugs for your living room!
Cami is an incredibly talented watercolor artist and stationer based in Orlando, Florida. She first picked up a paint brush when she was three years old and the rest is history so they say! She now has a line of beautiful paper goods and gifts featuring adorable animals! She loves using her gift to serve others by capturing their treasured memories.
Yesenia is a lover of color and boy mom who decided to start her own snow cone stand! But this isn’t just any old snow cone stand… it’s a UNICORN snow cone stand in Houston, Texas that specializes in fluffy and magical gourmet snow cones! We love how hard Yesenia works to create a quality product and fun experience for her customers! We all need a little more magic in our lives!
A 1914 Creole Cottage in New Orleans owned and operated by Leigh and her family. With over a hundred 5 star reviews on AirBNB it’s clear that Leigh has a gift for hospitality and goes above and beyond to serve their guests by welcoming them into this magical city (and home!). If you need a getaway or a place to get inspired, this place currently tops our bucket list!
Lauren is the creator behind these beautiful gift boxes… after becoming a mom, she left her corporate job to pursue her dream of owning a small business. She started out working with her baby on her hip in her home and grew to run two studio spaces where they design styled gift boxes for everyday occasions, events, workshops, client and corporate needs. Each box is hand-packed with extra attention to detail to make a memorable gift experience!
Natalie has had a lifelong love for all things eclectic and colorful as she grew up in an old Victorian home that instilled a deep appreciate for period charm and storied furniture… so it was only fitting that would build her own vintage and eclectic interior design company! Based in Chicago, she has built a reputation for her out of the box designs as well as her care and attention to detail. It’s clear that Natalie pours her heart into every project!
Jaime is a registered dietician who specializes in holistic nutrition and is on a mission to help women take control of their health, reclaim their energy, and feel confident about making decisions that will support their best self! She is truly passionate about the success of others and shares recipes to inspire others to have a healthy relationship with food, heal themselves from the inside out, and step out of their comfort zone in the kitchen!
Jill specializes in Events and Design for small gatherinGs… She rents out her table scapes and mini tents for dinner parties! We love that she found a way to make her business unique!
KYRSTEN IS AN ULTRA TALENTED WEDDING CAKE & COOKIE DESIGNER IN HARRISBURG, PA! SHE CRAFTS INCREDIBLE & INTRICATE DESIGNS THAT HER CLIENTS SAY ARE JUST AS DELICIOUS AS THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL! SHE LOVES SHARING PHOTOS OF HER CREATIONS FOR OTHERS TO ENJOY AS WELL.
BASED IN DELAWARE, OHIO, LIZ SOURCES VINTAGE RUGS DIRECTLY FROM TURKEY AND SELLS THEM EXCLUSIVELY ON INSTAGRAM! SHE INSISTS ON HAVING A PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH HER CUSTOMERS EVEN TELLING THEM TO DM HER ON INSTAGRAM IF THEY NEED HELP DECIDING WHICH RUG WOULD BEST FIT A SPACE! HER INSTAGRAM FEED IS GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO BUY 8 NEW RUGS FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM!
CAMI IS AN INCREDIBLY TALENTED WATERCOLOR ARTIST AND STATIONER BASED IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA. SHE FIRST PICKED UP A PAINT BRUSH WHEN SHE WAS THREE YEARS OLD AND THE REST IS HISTORY SO THEY SAY! SHE NOW HAS A LINE OF BEAUTIFUL PAPER GOODS AND GIFTS FEATURING ADORABLE ANIMALS!
YESENIA IS A LOVER OF COLOR AND BOY MOM WHO DECIDED TO START HER OWN SNOW CONE STAND! BUT THIS ISN’T JUST ANY OLD SNOW CONE STAND… IT’S A UNICORN SNOW CONE STAND IN HOUSTON, TEXAS THAT SPECIALIZES IN FLUFFY AND MAGICAL GOURMET SNOW CONES! WE LOVE HOW HARD YESENIA WORKS TO CREATE A QUALITY PRODUCT AND FUN EXPERIENCE FOR HER CUSTOMERS! WE ALL NEED A LITTLE MORE MAGIC IN OUR LIVES!
A 1914 CREOLE COTTAGE IN NEW ORLEANS OWNED AND OPERATED BY LEIGH AND HER FAMILY. WITH OVER A HUNDRED 5 STAR REVIEWS ON AIRBNB IT’S CLEAR THAT LEIGH HAS A GIFT FOR HOSPITALITY AND GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND TO SERVE THEIR GUESTS BY WELCOMING THEM INTO THIS MAGICAL CITY (AND HOME!). IF YOU NEED A GETAWAY OR A PLACE TO GET INSPIRED, THIS PLACE CURRENTLY TOPS OUR BUCKET LIST!
LAUREN IS THE CREATOR BEHIND THESE BEAUTIFUL GIFT BOXES… AFTER BECOMING A MOM, SHE LEFT HER CORPORATE JOB TO PURSUE HER DREAM OF OWNING A SMALL BUSINESS. SHE STARTED OUT WORKING WITH HER BABY ON HER HIP IN HER HOME AND GREW TO RUN TWO STUDIO SPACES WHERE THEY DESIGN STYLED GIFT BOXES FOR EVERYDAY OCCASIONS, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, CLIENT AND CORPORATE NEEDS. EACH BOX IS HAND-PACKED WITH EXTRA ATTENTION TO DETAIL TO MAKE A MEMORABLE GIFT EXPERIENCE!
NATALIE HAS HAD A LIFELONG LOVE FOR ALL THINGS ECLECTIC AND COLORFUL AS SHE GREW UP IN AN OLD VICTORIAN HOME THAT INSTILLED A DEEP APPRECIATE FOR PERIOD CHARM AND STORIED FURNITURE… SO IT WAS ONLY FITTING THAT WOULD BUILD HER OWN VINTAGE AND ECLECTIC INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY! BASED IN CHICAGO, SHE HAS BUILT A REPUTATION FOR HER OUT OF THE BOX DESIGNS AS WELL AS HER CARE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL. IT’S CLEAR THAT NATALIE POURS HER HEART INTO EVERY PROJECT!
JAIME IS A REGISTERED DIETICIAN WHO SPECIALIZES IN HOLISTIC NUTRITION AND IS ON A MISSION TO HELP WOMEN TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH, RECLAIM THEIR ENERGY, AND FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT MAKING DECISIONS THAT WILL SUPPORT THEIR BEST SELF! SHE IS TRULY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS AND SHARES RECIPES TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO HAVE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD, HEAL THEMSELVES FROM THE INSIDE OUT, AND STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE IN THE KITCHEN!
JILL SPECIALIZES IN EVENTS AND DESIGN FOR SMALL GATHERINGS… SHE RENTS OUT HER TABLE SCAPES AND MINI TENTS FOR DINNER PARTIES! WE LOVE THAT SHE FOUND A WAY TO MAKE HER BUSINESS UNIQUE!
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