Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jordyn Wuerch, Owner of Bhavva Wellness Centre, located in Morden, MB, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
A massage therapy clinic with a team of registered massage therapists. Our customers range from 3 to 97 years of age, from all walks of life, for all musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Tell us about yourself
I first started working on my business plan in the winter of 2018. I graduated college in 2017, worked for a couple of massage clinics in Winnipeg, and then wanted to move back home to Morden. In 2018 while living in Winnipeg, I started working on a business plan, tried finding somewhere to work in Morden, and found that my best option would be to work for myself. I began working in Morden in March 2019 out of a room in a salon and worked alone until April 2021.
In April 2021, I hired my first therapist. We shared the room that I started in, and things expanded from there; by November 2021, I had worked tirelessly to have the clinic space ready, and we moved into the clinic. Now I have a team of 5 RMTs working from the clinic, offering a variety of treatments. I absolutely love what I do; meeting new people and seeing the progress that massage can make in a person’s recovery from injury is such a rewarding experience.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
The rapid progress from working out of one room to owning a full massage clinic is my biggest accomplishment.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Self-accountability every day to make sure that you are keeping up with everything and staying on top of all responsibilities because no one else is picking up your slack.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Don’t take yourself too seriously. Small businesses today are focused so heavily on social media. People like to see that you are real, be yourself, and you will attract the customer base that you need.
- Research, research, and research, never stop learning, growing, educating yourself, and setting new goals.
- It’s okay to make mistakes in business, nothing is linear, and everything comes with some trial and error.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Be sure to reach out when you need help and to share your own wisdom with others when you can. Creating community over competition is how we can have the most powerful impact on other small business owners.
Where can people find you and your business?
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