Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health & wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kevin Godbee, Founder of Herbal Organic Products, Inc., located in New York, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Hi, My Name is Kevin Godbee, Herbalist, author, martial artist, and herbal formula creator... My business has an online shop that offers the highest quality herbal products created to help people obtain wellness in all aspects of life.
Tell us about yourself
I am the founder of Herbal Organics KLG herbalorganicproducts.com). They call me "The People’s Herbalist." I was born in New York City, I began my formal training in the healing arts at Crystal Mountain School of Massage in Albuquerque, New Mexico -- “The Land of Enchantment.” In the Healing Art of Massage Therapy, I began integrating massage, aromatherapy, and herbs as a part of my wellness program. I also began doing more research on the healing power of herbs and was amazed by what I found.
Wanting to help as many people as I could, I went to school for Herbal Medicine under Master Teacher, Master Herbalist Djehuty Mantra. After school, I began creating herbal formulas for family and friends and soon became a highly sought-after consultant. With a massive number of successful clients, I was encouraged to make my herbal formulas available to the world.
I studied the major producers of herbs and noticed many suppliers were not using organic herbs, using fillers, and were making them so expensive that the working men/women became shut out of the alternative medicine industry.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
The emails and letters I get from cancer survivors who benefited from my information also refer me to support groups for people with cancer.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Being able to deal with adversity, setbacks, and failures.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Validate your products first before going public (for example, see if friends, family, and coworkers like your product or ideas and if you can sell it to people before going public).
- Have a product or idea that fixes a problem! Be a problem solver.
- Start small and take your time growing your business! Know who your customers are. Be specific. Selling to everyone is not a good strategy.
Where can people find you and your business?
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