Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mary Tran Juma, Owner of Lite Mind Body Clinic, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

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

Lite Mind Body Clinic is Toronto's hottest self-care sanctuary, providing care for the top athletes and fitness experts in the city. We maintain a high quality of service by hiring only the best practitioners in each of their respective fields and ensuring that clients have a relaxing and enjoyable experience every time they visit. The services provided at Lite Mind Body Clinic support both mental and physical health and are intended to improve the quality of patients' lives.

In our mission to spread the word about self-care and wellness in the city, we began offering a service for cancer patients receiving, or at the end of, chemotherapy, allowing them to receive lite therapy for free to boost their immune system and offer an opportunity for some R & R.

Tell us about yourself

I attended McMaster University at the age of 16 and graduated at 19. Since graduating, I have worked in the finance industry as a Vice President and in management consulting as a Director of Strategy.

After years of working in fast-paced environments with high levels of stress, I felt the impact of such a lifestyle and chose to become a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help others heal. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping others feel better. Lite Mind Body Clinic has been a passion project, and I'm always looking for ways to improve the experience and expand our services to best support healing.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is the curation of our clinic's team - featuring the best practitioners Toronto has to offer as well as dedicated employees who are always looking for new ways to support clients' journey toward healing. Everyone brings a unique skill set - and expertise - to the table, which allows us to constantly improve our services in new and creative ways.

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

Separating the business from my personal life. One of the ways I maintain this balance is by partaking in our services (which promote self-care and mental health care). Once a week, I visit for Lite Therapy and spend that hour decompressing, reflecting on my week, and letting go of energy and thoughts that do not serve me.

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

Put the right people on your side, have a solid business plan, and make sure you have your financing in shape with a healthy just-in-case budget.

Where can people find you and your business?


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