Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Steve Adams, founder and CEO of Tiger Medical Institute, located in Bellevue, WA, USA.

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

Tiger Medical is in the restorative medicine business. Our niche is in serving dentists and C-Suite executives. We help achievers who have worn down as they enter middle age and help them transform their energy, sleep, focus, and performance. We are also becoming a specialized brain health center.

Tell us about yourself

After a 15-year corporate banking and 21-year entrepreneur career, I had enjoyed success scaling a company but hit a wall with my health. I worked with a root cause naturopathic medical doctor who rebuilt my health to an elite level. We joined forces to start Tiger Medical in 2020.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

The aspect I'm most happy with is the opportunities I've been able to create with the businesses I've owned and own today. Every business ultimately is going to live or die based on the people in it, so I place a high value on investing in people who make the business go.

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

Managing the inner critic and dialogue. Entrepreneurship requires much of a person. Doubts, fear, and confusion are all aspects of the inner game a successful entrepreneur must master. In our medical company, we've discovered a fair number of our clients have genetic markers that actually make these worse. The exciting thing is you can treat this and free people of the weight of these emotions.

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

First, how you position your business in a niche is the most important thing. Start by finding a business that can or is number one in their place, and then make sure the niche you choose is a high-growth niche. This one thing overcomes all kinds of other problems. Second, know your numbers, so you never run out of cash. Third, capitalize so you never run out of money.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

If you are driven to create and cannot see yourself spending your entire work life in a corporate role, then go after your dream and launch that business. The younger you are, the more you can do this and have time to recover. What you learn in the process of many small failures is what makes you successful in the end.

Where can people find you and your business?


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