Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. David Hanscom, Founder of Vertus, Inc., located in Oakland, CA, USA.

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

Providing educational material, coaching, a course, and an app to allow people to heal from chronic mental and physical pain. Target is everyone with disruptive levels of stress.

Tell us about yourself

I suffered from over 15 physical and mental symptoms for over 15 years. I was slowly able to understand the problem and was able to escape. I have been out of pain since 2003. Watching people escape from chronic pain much more quickly has been incredibly rewarding.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

We have seen hundreds of people heal from chronic anxiety and pain. We have sold over 60,000 books and are in the early phases of launching the course and app.

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

Our concepts are deeply based on research, but modern medicine is ignoring the data and has trained the general public to look for quick fixes. People can heal themselves, but it is challenging to create change.

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

  1. You may have the best ideas and products but find someone who knows how to start and run a business.
  2. Let go and let the business people do their job.
  3. Establish a clear vision of what you want to accomplish.

Where can people find you and your business?


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