Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Camille Luke, Owner of UpWords Speech Therapy Services, LLC, located in Blacklick, OH, USA.

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

I own a pediatric speech therapy practice that provides communication therapy to kids from birth to 21 years of age.

Tell us about yourself

I started my business in 2016 after being a speech-language pathologist for 9 years. I love working with kids and seeing children learn to communicate when they couldn't before.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is growing a practice at the height of the pandemic. While other businesses were closing, mine was thriving.

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

The hardest thing is wearing all the hats and balancing the revenue with bringing in people who will take on some of those roles.

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

  1. Test your idea with people who don't know you. People who know you are often skeptical because they are afraid that you might fail.
  2. Don't be afraid of social media. Learn how to use it and get your service or product out there.
  3. Don't wait until a strategy or idea is perfect. If you wait, it may never happen. There is always room to tweak and change things along the way. Running a business is full of trial and error. As long as you're learning, you're doing the right things.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Even though you are passionate about your business that you could do it all day long, remember that you need to take a break, rest, and spend time with leisure activities, family, and friends.

Where can people find you and your business?


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