Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in fitness & health, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Prestonne Sehn, cofounder at Yoga Generation, a yoga and fitness studio in Coquitlam, BC.
Tell us all about your business...
Yoga & Fitness studio inspiring movement & meditation.
What's your background and motivation to grow as a solopreneur?
I opened Yoga Gen in 2014 out of a passion for all things movement & Yoga. Eight years and two kids later, I still love going to "work" every day.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Surving the pandemic!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a solopreneur?
Working all the time and having a hard time taking days off.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a small business today?
1. Make sure you love what you do, because your business might not pay the bills for a few years. Not everyone has the perseverance to work around the clock and not see a paycheck right away. Your business needs to fill your cup (not just financially!) to make it worthwhile.
2. Choose a partner wisely. They will end up being your wife/husband!
3. Become a jack of all trades, or hire help!
What are some of the things you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to keep it all together?
I rely on my business partner. She works on days I need off, and I communicate that I am taking a day off. Boundaries are important, otherwise you would just work all the time.
Who are some of your favorite entrepreneurs and best business resources/books?
I know a number of other Alpharetta business owners and rely on them for advice. We use Deputy and Square which has made communication with staff and customers easier.
Where can people find you online?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share then email firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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