Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Andrea Ferretti, owner of The Holistic Practice, located in Dundas, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
The Holistic Practice offers services to assist in the rehabilitation and maintenance of health and education in healthy lifestyle and stress management, including chiropractic care, Koren Specific Technique, neuromodulation - The Feinberg Technique, nutritional assessment and counseling, EVA Screening, PEMF therapy, and which center includes practitioners of Registered Massage Therapy, Reflexology, colonics, ionic foot bath, Aromatherapy. Individuals seeking our services want to resolve health challenges and increase their health and well-being, along with learning stress management skills.
Tell us about yourself
After learning the devastating effects that stress - both short and long term - can do on one's health and well-being and how it is the underlying factor in almost every chronic, lifestyle dis-ease and disease individuals develop. The fact that the disease of modern, industrialized society are - for the most part - preventable and that health is recoverable is what motivates me each and every day.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
The ability to be able to offer an integrated approach to health and well-being, which includes empowering our patients through education.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Harmony is a challenge. Harmony is identified as a human value - compatibility and accord feelings, actions, relationships, opinions, interests, etc. It denotes a state of balance among forces influencing and even opposing one another - particularly hard when a business requires a team in order to operate.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Ensure that the paradigm from which one operates and the Mission Statement of the business (including services and/or products) are congruent.
- Ensure that each member of the team who is employed to assist in the operation(s) of the business understands and holds the same or similar paradigm and believes in the Mission Statement of the business (including its services and/or product(s).
- Join a networking group or organization and business association(s) where you can educate others on what your business has to offer - its services and/or product(s).
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Learn about similar offerings by way of services and/or product(s) in your area so that if a situation arises where you need to refer, you can still assist your client, customer, etc. They will appreciate the assistance and will remember you for it.
Where can people find you and your business?
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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