Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Joseph Lawrence, owner of Broadview Spine and Health Centre, located in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Our primary focus is to treat post-concussion syndrome and balance and movement disorders. In addition, we utilize nonsurgical traction for the spine, class 3B laser, and active therapeutic movement for difficult to treat mechanical spine pain. Our post-concussion care utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostics such as video oculography, saccadometry and computerized balance assessment so the patient can see evidence of brain function compared to normative data. What’s more, this information is utilized to formulate a very patient-centric plan of care for robust outcomes.

Tell us about yourself

I suffered significant head trauma, and without success in the conventional system, clinical neuroscience provided the answer to my recovery.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest success is running a successful clinic as well as bringing a class one medical device to market.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

One of the hardest things is the number of hats you must wear as a business owner. Not only do you have to manage patients, but you also have to manage the business.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Start under a respected mentor.
  2. Learn to manage cash flow.
  3. Lean into problems, do not sweep them under the carpet.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Don’t get overly excited about the highs or extremely down about the lows.

Where can people find you and your business?


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