Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jenn Gold, owner and Spa Director of Grounded Bodyworks, located in Palm Springs, California, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We offer curated treatments, including deep tissue massage, therapeutic bodywork, reiki, cupping, Osea skincare, nails + meditation, and a brand new hair studio. We can also bring it all to your home, Airbnb or hotel.
Tell us about yourself
Being a part of our local desert community is a big part of what we do here at Grounded. We have hired top professionals within their field to offer therapeutic services such as cupping and deep tissue massage. The locals know where to go for pain management to strengthen their golf and tennis games, tend to running injuries, post-surgery bodywork, and so on. Our goal has been to nurture a healthier lifestyle through our products and services, flexible scheduling, reasonable prices, and a friendly, professional crew the locals are friends with.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I would have to say that my biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been maintaining a healthy headspace. Creating is easy; it's the maintaining that you really need to invest your time in. Running a business regardless of a pandemic is an art and finding balance is so important.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Again, creating a balance between work and life has its struggles. I think we learned a lot last year about the value of our time, our headspace, and our values. Stay true to yourself, don't compromise, and everything that is supposed to fall into place, will.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Create your vision, surround yourself with positive people that you can look on for feedback [positive and negative], and create boundaries so you can maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Know your "why." Why are you doing what you're doing, and does it fall in line with your vision, your headspace, your family, and boundaries. Know your why.
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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