Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Susan Petang, a Stress Management Educator, based in Amityville, NY, USA.

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

My business is The Quiet Zone Coaching, and I teach working moms (or anyone else who wants to learn!) how to develop the habits they need to beat the stress of daily life and start finding happiness in the mundane.

Tell us about yourself

I spent years as a single working mom, struggling with anxiety and depression. I didn't know HOW to be happy. I created this affordable online course for working moms who just don't have time or money for 1:1 coaching, therapy, or programs. These are the tools I still use EVERY DAY to increase my happiness, define my spirituality, and live the kind of life I want to live.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Every single client who has said to me, "This has helped me so much!"

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

Being responsible for EVERYTHING. At the end of the day, if something goes wrong with marketing, bookkeeping, scheduling, etc., the responsibility lies with me. It can be scary and time-consuming!

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

Do your homework. Make sure there is a market for the product/service you want to provide. Figure out who your clients will be, and always speak to them on their level - not what YOU think the message should be, but what they need to hear.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

The responsibility for our experience in life - personally, professionally, and spiritually - lies firmly on our own shoulders. If we apply mindfulness, gratitude, and positivity to life, the Universe will bring us happiness and abundance. That's not woo-woo stuff, either. It's science! What we send out attracts and repels. What do YOU want to attract?

Where can people find you and your business?


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