Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Edith Yang, Founder of Healthy Mission Dietitian, Inc., located in Monrovia, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a registered dietitian with a private practice specializing in providing medical nutrition therapy for the management and prevention of chronic disease. I work with clients of all ages. I specialize in chronic kidney disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, GI disorders, food sensitivities, weight management, and general nutrition.
Tell us about yourself
I have been a dietitian for almost a decade. I have worked in long-term care, dialysis, and as a consultant. In these different environments, I found that many people ended up at the end stages of chronic disease without really knowing how they got there and with no guidance on how to manage their chronic disease.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is growing practice and helping people navigate diet and nutrition while managing a chronic health condition.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Learning how to say no. When starting off a business, you sometimes think that you need to say yes to every client or every job to build, but by doing this, you sometimes make work harder for yourself and aren't able to optimize. Learning to set boundaries, determining what your target market is, and being able to say no can help your business grow and develop in the way you want it to.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- There's never a good time to start - have faith in yourself and take a leap! You can't wait for everything to be perfect because it never will be!
- Don't be afraid to ask for help or mentorship.
- Don't view others in your field or area as competition. There are billions of people in the world and not enough people to help them! We should be encouraging and uplifting one another. We all have different backgrounds, cultures, and areas of expertise.
Where can people find you and your business?
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