Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jillian Blount, Owner of WildFree Kids OT, LLC., located in Wasilla, AK, USA.

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

WildFree Kids OT is a mobile, community, and nature-based Occupational Therapy practice meeting children and families where they are to assist with improved regulation, resiliency, and relationships.

Tell us about yourself

I was a special educator for a decade prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist. Working towards a holistic approach on a team to help children be their best selves was just one perk; I truly enjoyed and worked towards helping families. My motivation is to help families solve their most pressing concerns where it matters most. Working hard to provide this much-needed service to the Valley is motivating and encourages me to continue the hard work daily. I have extensive training and experience in helping children and adolescents with behavior concerns, and helping families with their goals has been life-changing.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Bringing a valued service to the Valley is a big accomplishment, especially in a saturated market. Working every day to help families and providing a valued, needed service is what I was aiming to do when I first envisioned WildFree Kids OT.

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

One of the hardest things about being a business owner is breaking into an already saturated market. The Valley has a lot of clinics, especially pediatric ones, and bringing something unique to the area has been an interesting learning experience.

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

  1. Find your niche.
  2. Find your community.
  3. Just start!

Where can people find you and your business?


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