Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Greg Sutmiller, Owner of Evolution Mental Health Services, located in Tulsa, OK, USA.

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

My business is mental health. We provide psychotherapy/counseling to individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship issues, and other issues. We also provide education on various topics related to mental health and treatment to businesses, community groups, and other mental health professionals.

Tell us about yourself

I initially got into psychology and therapy because I was intrigued by the causes and contributors to mental health and because I wanted to help people overcome their problems. Those interests and desires still motivate me today. Additionally, being a business owner has become a whole new source of stimulation. The freedom, creative opportunities, and financial possibilities involved with being a business owner are very motivating.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I've only been in business for three years. So far, my biggest accomplishment has been consistently turning a profit this past year and being able to expand my operation without stressing over the initial expense of new growth.

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

Stressing over whether or not I was going to be able to pay myself during the early days of the business was pretty difficult.

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

  1. Do it. If it succeeds, you'll be really happy. If it fails, you'll learn a lot of things that will help you in other areas of life.
  2. Get a coach/mentor/advisor. This needs to be someone you pay, not a friend. Getting a business coach was a game-changer for me. It's been a great investment. Send me a message, and I'll connect you to my coach.
  3. Delegate. If you hate a certain task or suck at it, find someone who will do it well and let them do it. Don't try to do everything yourself.

Where can people find you and your business?


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