Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with William Naylor, CEO of Within, located in Austin, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are a ketamine therapy clinic and retreat center in Austin, Texas. We provide kata, Moni, ceremonial, psychedelic treatment, outpatient and inpatient, with an immersive retreat center and a team of medical staff on the journey themselves, providing everything from psychedelic therapy, integration, fitness, blood work, gut, health, vitamin therapy and more.
Tell us about yourself
After going to rehab at 17 years old, 25 years ago, I spent 25 years being sober until that life did not work for me anymore. I owned traditional rehab centers, and I saw that industry and paradigm from the inside out; 90% of people relapse, and it’s a revolving door industry. I found Plant Medicine years ago, and it completely changed my life and brought me into a new paradigm of consciousness; now we are bringing a new clinic to the market, pioneering a new paradigm in mental health.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I have sold and exited several companies, but the one I’m most proud of is the most recent creation.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The balance between home, personal and business life.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Learn how to raise money, have courage and just go for it and believe in yourself and allow people to support you. Bring coaches, advisers, and consultants around. You do care about yourself and your mission and give them some equity to help you grow.
Where can people find you and your business?
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