Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Alina Kulczycki, Founder and Owner of Boutique Bodyworks, located in San Antonio, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business specializes in lifestyle medicine and health and wellness. I offer a variety of services, including private physical therapy, nutrition counseling, Pilates, and one-on-one personal training/fitness.
Tell us about yourself
I was tired of working for hospital systems that abused us therapists and burned us out, amongst other things. I always wanted to have my own health and wellness practice one day because I did my undergraduate degrees concurrently in Kinesiology and Human Nutrition, and instead of doing my internship to become a registered dietitian, I went to post-graduate school to complete my Physical Therapy degree and then years later my clinical doctorate.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Full practice in 2 years and debt free the entire time.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Getting set up for billing Medicare and understanding their system.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Save before you start to avoid debt. Avoid a lease if possible to save significant funds. Be patient. Word of mouth is number one for referrals, so always provide quality and professional, courteous care.
Where can people find you and your business?
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