Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Kathleen Jones, Founder of Elements of Health, located in Columbus, OH, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Elements of Health believes in the art and science of holistic healthcare. We work with a variety of health issues from anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, and energy problems to aging issues and many more. We use a variety of tests, including blood, saliva, urine, stool, and hair testing, to determine health imbalances and to find natural solutions.
Tell us about yourself
I started with a BS in nutrition and a degree in chiropractic medicine and followed by a degree in naturopathic medicine. I had several instances in my life where I was very ill, and no one was helping me, so in my pursuit of answers, I met and worked with many great physicians who worked in the natural healthcare field. I am inspired every day to help people with natural solutions to their healthcare problems.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I have successfully run a business for over 30 years that has helped many, many people find solutions to their health problems. Helping people get and stay well has been the highlight of my life. As a woman-owned business and a single mom, it has been a challenging but very fulfilling career.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Being a business owner, it is your responsibility to always make sure that everyone who works for you is well taken care of and paid on time, even when things are slow or not going the way you want them to.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Spend the money to hire good quality professionals to help you get started, for example, accountants, lawyers, and professional media people.
- Join professional groups to help meet people who can encourage you and also spread the word about your business.
- Take time to take care of yourself!
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Joining professional groups that support women-run businesses has been very helpful to me over the years.
Where can people find you and your business?
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