Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Yash Gandhi, founder of Fit4Treat, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Our business is about helping people live healthier and better lives. Every individual looking to improve the quality of life is our customer. We categorize our services into three major categories: Haircare, Skincare, and Healthy weight management or personalized nutrition planning. In the current fast-paced world, we always look for customized cars, houses, and clothes. In this, we forget the most valuable thing: “ourselves”. Have you thought about customizing your life to live healthier and better? We at Fit4Treat help clients holistically customize their lifestyles.
Tell us about yourself
I am a wellness consultant. I consider starting Fit4Treat as a purpose and less career. As Steve Harvey says "Your career is what you're paid for. Your calling is what you're made for." I grew up in an Indian family with a large farm producing fresh vegetables. I have always loved and valued the importance of healthy living. But, after coming to Canada due to my busy lifestyle, I felt a lack of it. This inspired me to start Fit4Treat. My motivation comes from giving my best in order to help the individual.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
There were so many accomplishments and challenges I overcame along the way. The one accomplishment I am most proud of is creating loyalty and trust with our clients. I think this should be the most important goal for any business. As an Entrepreneur and Leader, I look to create vision carriers through our clients for Fit4Treat.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that comes along with being a business owner, specifically in the people business, is using people for one-time gain. When I started Fit4Treat, my mentor told me money is by product how many people are better off because of you. Put people before profit. Many businesses do not last long enough because they forget their purpose and focus on money.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- In the 21st century, it’s not about what you say about your business. It’s all about what others are saying about your business.
- Have a mentor. Mentor is someone who is already in life where you want to be.
- When a business doesn't grow, you grow. When you grow the business automatically grows. So, focus on your personal development.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Being an entrepreneur is not for light hearted people. Many times you will have to stand alone and fight alone for your dream. No matter how small a dream is, it has the power to change the world.
Where can people find you and your business?
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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