Perhaps you were born into it and you’re toiling day in and day out to continue your family’s legacy, or maybe it is the realization of a lifelong dream, or possibly it’s the result of a void that you saw needed fulfilling. Whatever the reasoning, the road to entrepreneurship looks different for each entrepreneur, but the passion, both for the business and community, that’s required for continued success remains the same.

In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, hear from some of the best in the business, on what it means to be a local business owner.