Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mary Ricciardi, Owner and CEO of Warrior Strong Wellness, located in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Warrior Strong Wellness is a wellness company! We create supplements that transform lives! Made from the BEST ingredients with no junk in them! They are third-party tested and have no fillers or artificial flavors or gums, or preservatives. We also have a Lifestyle Course to help create a healthy lifestyle forever.
Most of our customers are over 35 and looking to improve their immunity, longevity, and gut health. We also have a mission to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer and give back to childhood cancer research all year long!
Tell us about yourself
I'm Mary Ricciardi, Founder & CEO of Warrior Strong Wellness. I created my supplement company in 2017, a year after I lost my 18-year-old son to childhood cancer. I wanted a way to give back to childhood cancer research in memory of my son as well as raise awareness, and I wanted to create supplements that would help people to live their best lives and that were free from added fillers, gums, artificial ingredients, and preservatives. Our growing line of WSW supplements helps with immunity, longevity, and gut health and are sold on our website online and on Amazon.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
What brings me the most joy is seeing our supplements help people to become their healthiest selves. Since 2017, we have given over $40,000.00 to St. Baldricks, a non-profit that primarily does research and provides grants that go to childhood cancer research, which is grossly underfunded at only 4% in the U.S.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is having to wear many hats and not always having enough time in the day!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Make a plan and just take it one step at a time, and remember success doesn't happen overnight.
- Hire people/teams! I have a social media manager, Amazon manager & marketing team; hire people to do what you do not want to do (when you can) Because then you can focus on what you love to do! For me, that's a product development and talking with my customers!
- Go for it! I love being a business owner, and being able to create a business that has changed 1,000's lives for the better and being able to make a difference and give back to childhood cancer research is very rewarding to me! I know I am making my son proud.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I am a proud woman-owned business! I am a Mom, Grandma, and Wife as well as a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Wellness Life Coach, Certified Mindset Coach, and Lifestyle Expert. I have an online video course as well called Warrior Strong Lifestyle 365.
Where can people find you and your business?
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