Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Heidi Bornstein, Founder of Mindfulness Everyday, located in Toronto, ON, CA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Mindfulness Everyday, a Toronto- based and registered charitable organization, has assembled a dedicated team of professionals experienced in conducting mindfulness programs since 2009. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of community members and the networks that support children and youth. We provide customized mindfulness programs to students, parents, educators, and helping professionals in educational and community settings.
Tell us about yourself
Mindfulness Everyday is the outcome of an intention that my partner Stephen Chadwick and I had to bring the practice of meditation and yoga to students in schools. Within a year of our meeting, we were piloting a mindfulness program at a high school in Toronto. When I began working with the grade 9 students, I realized that this was what I wanted to devote my life to - promoting positive health and well-being to students, parents, and educators using mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. I had spent 20 years living in India studying yoga and meditation. This is what inspires me to share this with our community.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
We are a registered charity and have reached over 10,000 students, parents, and educators in the decade of teaching mindfulness-based programs in educational and community settings.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Acquiring the funding required to make our programs accessible to those without financial means.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Do your research - find out what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can make money at.
- Cultivate relationships with like-minded individuals that can help you share your vision and expand its boundaries.
- Hire a good accountant to ensure you do everything properly.
Where can people find you and your business?
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