Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Joe Weigant, Owner of Tri State Holistic Wellness, located in Evansville, IN, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Tri State offers holistic wellness services and consultations. I approach wellness from the outside in and inside out paradigm. From the outside in, I apply Reiki, Massage, Acupressure, and vibration therapies like tuning forks, bowls, and drums to encourage the body to relax, pull away from the fight or flight reaction, and begin the journey to healing. From the inside out, I suggest dietary changes and sell herbal products to help the body heal from illness. It's all about balance.
The body is an interlocking, connected, multifaceted machinery that depends on all pieces acting in harmony. The path to healing isn't one method or modality. My customers are those who have had long-term emotional or physical issues and have not received resolution by normal allopathic means and are looking to make the changes necessary to grow and heal.
Tell us about yourself
I have been involved in fitness and martial arts since I was 13. While studying Tai Chi in 2007, my teacher introduced me to Reiki. That launched me on a journey to discover how to foster health and happiness. In 2020 I was diagnosed with cancer (stage 3.5 colon in the right lower quadrant) and diabetes. I reversed both these conditions with dietary changes and herbal supplementation. I now help others achieve emotional and physical health.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I somehow survived the 2020 shutdowns that took so many small businesses off the playing field. I am growing back and gaining more clients.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Running the business while running the business. Trying to promote what you do while doing what you do. Trying to gain clients and business and learning more about how you do what you do along the way.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Do the homework about running a business. Start with a business plan. Start small and build up as you go instead of going for the big loans on a dream and not making it work. Find a niche and apply the niche to a segment of the population instead of trying to be everything to everyone.
Where can people find you and your business?
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