Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with CB Benway, Owner of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Solutions, located in Hagerstown, MD, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business is mental health. I offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, therapy, case management services, and crisis services to children, adolescents, and adults in the community.
Tell us about yourself
I am originally from Connecticut and have traveled across the country to work in mental health from the northeast, even considering working in Alaska. However, after working in Texas for five years, I decided to move back east, where mental health care was more responsible and where people could get better care. I worked for a while in a hospital setting, inpatient and in a partial hospital program for children and adolescents, as well as in outpatient. As I saw the management cared more for money than patients, I decided to leave and open my own practice. I wanted to give the best care I could without being told that I needed to see more and more people.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Being able to help people the way I want to help them. (and the fact that I've survived this long!)
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Keeping up with the bills and the payroll and taxes, etc.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Realize that the more things you delegate out, the more money you are paying out, and the less you will make.
- Understand that if you are going to do this on your own, you will be working 24/7.
- Love what you are going to do because if you don't, you won't do it for long.
Where can people find you and your business?
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