Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tanya Seguin, owner of Serendipity Massage, located in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Serendipity Massage offers massage from an RMT. Clients are from the surrounding area; they are 18-65 yrs.
Tell us about yourself
I started in the business after my dad had his stroke. He was pronounced dead three times. My mom and I stayed strong for my dad to come out of the coma that he was put in. He came two months later. Rehabilitation had started, and I assisted every day. After numerous appointments, I was advised to apply for physiotherapy assistance. I completed the course and got hired at a private clinic. Realized that I had wanted more. Then began my journey to become a massage therapist. Motivation comes from seeing the clients progress from the first time that I see them.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is seeing how far I have come with all the hardships that I had to endure on my journey. To see how successful I have become.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing I find is raising the prices for massages. I have worked with my clients for years; some try to argue that it is too much and they will only pay a certain amount. Then I either accept or ask them to find another therapist.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Have an open mind.
- Be confident in yourself.
- Don't give up.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Accept criticism and be strong, polite, and courteous.
Where can people find you and your business?
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