Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Zach Beatty, owner of Gonstead Family Chiropractic and San Diego Auto Injury Center, located in San Diego, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We strive to provide an A1 experience every visit for every patient. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, affordable care to the San Diego community. Whether it is a child with colicky, a mom preparing to give birth, a husband with low back pain, a grandma with neck pain, or a loved one injured in an accident. We accept most major medical insurances as well.
Tell us about yourself
I grew up in rural Pennsylvania in a town of fewer than 1,000 people. I am motivated to be better every single day and to set an example that you can achieve as little or as much as you truly want to. I grew up watching family members being adjusted. So naturally, it came about professionally, but I also watched family members work so hard for other people, and I wanted to work hard for myself.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is going from one office by myself to 2 offices and full staff within 2.5 years. I am very proud of that, but I could not do any of it without the support of family, friends, staff, and colleagues.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing that is part of being a business owner is a few things. One is making sure you are mentally up for the challenge every single day. You have to be able to manage people, the business, marketing, structure, all of it. You may wear five different hats in one hour or one week.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Work harder than you think you are able to. Hard work will outshine and outlast raw talent; luck (which we all can use and love to have) is nice but not enough.
- Learn how to communicate effectively. If nobody knows what you do, how you do it, who you are. It is all for not, regardless of how great you may be at it.
- Market/Network. They go hand in hand.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Create an amazing circle around you and push each other. You are the sum of your circle.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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