Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sarita Sharp, owner of Alpha Health & Wellness, located in Indianapolis, IN, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a chiropractor serving the Indianapolis community. We take pride in providing a quality experience with each adjustment. Not only are we treating the issues that our patients experience, but we are investigative in finding the reason why they are experiencing the dysfunctions that they are. As we identify the cause, we can then work to eliminate their involvement and allow the body to function at its optimal level efficiently.
Tell us about yourself
I knew that I wanted to be a doctor at a very young age when I witnessed my grandmother develop Alzheimer's. This was very difficult for me to understand at the age that I was. With this in mind and sports as a strong motivator into who I have become, I leaned more towards the orthopedic route. It was not until I attended my mother's chiropractic appointment that I discovered the ability to treat holistically and effectively without medicine and surgery unless completely necessary. I was totally inspired by her results and, since then, have been on a mission to share the beauty of chiropractic care with my community.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My largest accomplishment to date is opening Alpha Health & Wellness. I opened my doors during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In 2021 I relocated to my forever home, which included a full build-out where I could craft my office into what best represents my vision and support the needs of my clients. As I have settled into the space, I have had the opportunity to provide 2,000 adjustments single-handedly, give another chiropractor a place to operate her business, in addition to providing a massage therapist a place to see her clients! This is by far the most fulfilling accomplishment that I can say that I have had to date.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing about being a business owner so far has been being able to find a team that supports the vision of the business. During COVID, it has truly been a challenge to find individuals who are interested in working. Many business owners have been faced with challenges of all sorts. Having a team of people who can see, support, and execute a vision that is larger than the business itself is very difficult. My hopes are to find a support system that is interested in growing with the company as it becomes more in demand.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- To start a business: Be comfortable with failure.
- To run a business: Take lots of educated risks!
- To Grow a business: Trust the Process.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Owning and operating a business is difficult because most people are craftsmen at their skill, and being a business is something that is a secondary requirement. I would do nothing else professionally besides what I am doing. With each challenge comes such a huge success that the challenge literally does not exist when it's all said and done. Just know that things take time to develop, and that is a process that everyone must be accustomed to appreciating.
Where can people find you and your business?
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