Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Eric Bouwman, founder of Renaissance Hypnosis, located in Sanford, NC, USA.

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

I am a hypnotist! I work with people looking to improve their lives!

Tell us about yourself

My story is kinda special. I was a struggling professional until COVID hit, and I had no choice but to find answers to the issues I was struggling with. Although I knew I needed help, I didn’t know who to go to or what would help. I had an addiction that was ruling over my life, I met with one of my mentors later on in my journey, and he relieved me of my addiction on a 45-minute zoom call. I knew as soon as it was lifted from me, I had to do this for other people, so in August 2020, I began learning from Dr. Jon Connelly, and he and many others have prepared me for what I do today. Now I help people with their traumas and addictions to become free and clear of them.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

So far, my biggest accomplishment was releasing a man’s 20-year several times a day cocaine addiction! He has been free and clear (sober) for three months now after our meetings.

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

For me, so far, it is not being able to help as many as I would like.

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

  1. Be prepared (do your homework).
  2. Be willing to compromise.
  3. Find a mentor who has done what you plan on doing.

Where can people find you and your business?


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