Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kimberly Austin, owner and a Certified Massage Therapist of Massage Kneads, located in Fair Oaks, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I run a massage therapy practice. My clients are a range of people, 20-80, who suffer from back pain, shoulder aches, migraines, headaches, jaw pain. I help them through massage but with the added help of cups.
Tell us about yourself
I started in 2015 after being an accountant for 2.5 years. I needed a change, and I truly love helping people on a one-on-one basis. Massage is like a puzzle, people come to me with pieces all over the place, and I come in and try to put it together so they can feel better and hopefully stay that way!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Just seeing people come in hurt and leaving happy. Knowing I made that difference in their day just makes it all worth it!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Feeling like you deserve it. Imposter syndrome is a real thing. Somedays, you just are struggling and amazed that people choose to come to you, and it can be a challenge to accept that you are good at your job.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Find your passion. Find a mentor or group like SCORE. Network.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
If you find what you love doing, just keep learning and expanding yourself. Be authentic; not everyone is going to like you; that is okay. You will find your customer base. Find books, read, become an expert, never stop learning.
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 email@example.com; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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