Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Steph Ball-Mitchell, Founder of Online Yoga School, located in San Antonio, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I own an international yoga school. As the founder and lead trainer, I train and certify other yoga teachers. My customers are my students, aspiring yoga teachers, and yoga teachers who are looking for continuing education.
Tell us about yourself
I'm a yoga teacher and have been teaching yoga for over 25 years. The natural evolution of things is to go from teaching yoga classes to offering workshops to your students and, eventually, teacher training. As my students have grown in their yoga practices, they have been hungry for more. I started yoga teacher training to meet the needs of my students and eventually put my yoga teacher training online to make it more accessible and affordable.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My yoga school was the original Online Yoga School. Our yoga teacher training program was online before any other online yoga teacher training program. I am really proud to have made yoga teacher training affordable and accessible while keeping it authentic.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
It's hard to remember to make time for self-care. Creating a balance between doing and being as a business owner is very critical to the sustainability of the business.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Be true to yourself, and remain authentic at all costs.
- Don't worry about the money. Focus on helping others, and by putting good karma into the universe, the money will be a natural outcome.
- Always do your best and let everything else go.
Where can people find you and your business?
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