Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey by launching a yoga business but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Elka Haecke, founder and owner of Elka Yoga & Wellness, based in San Diego, California, USA.
Tell us a bit of yourself and your journey to where you are today...
I provide to my clients to feel at best in their bodies and mind. I work with a diversity of people of all ages. I also lead yoga teacher training, life-coaching, retreats, and workshops of empowerment.
What's your background and motivation to grow as a solopreneur?
My purpose is Service, and I love helping people with yoga and Life-coaching. When I first started yoga at age 23, I was dealing with anxiety and depression. Yoga helped me to take care of myself as a Divine being. And today, I help tons of people to heal from stress/anxiety and depression through yoga and meditation. I am also a certified life coach who support clients to achieve their goal and maximize their potential to live their purpose. What motivates me daily is knowing that I have a purpose of being accomplished; I am a vessel and facilitator, and everyone I help fuels my soil.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Have created a beautiful community since my very first yoga center in 2005.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a small business today?
- Have a business plan.
- Be prepared financially to support yourself for five years from the time you start your business.
- Have a team to support you and learn how to delegate.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
No matter what you do, you MUST be passionate about your work. You will be spending most of your life working. You might as well choose something that you will feel grateful for doing it.
Where can people find you online?
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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