Let’s welcome Teria Ester.
Hi Teria. Tell me a little about yourself?
I am an ambitious, fun and spontaneous woman who has had several businesses since she was a little girl. I love to travel to new places and get to meet new people to spread the word about my passion….Reflexology!
Your business is called Holistic Touches, Inc., how did you get started?
Holistic Touches actually originated in 1998 by total accident! I was injured on my job and was on crutches. I saw an ad for Reflexology, called out of curiosity and went in for a session. I was walking around without my crutches that night! The Reflexologist who did the session was an instructor. That same night she told me the history of Reflexology, how she got into it and I was hooked!
Were you always interested in having your own business?
Every since I was a little girl, I always wanted my own business and I’ve had several. I started with the paper route, juice stand, vitamin distributor, and I was even a Avon rep. I also ran a daycare center from my apartment.
With the economy the way it is, have you found it harder to stay in business?
The economy has been a big fear of why I’ve only done the business part-time for so long. When I started the business, I didn’t have a good business plan and tried to do it full-time. I would NEVER advise anyone to go into their own business without a plan/back-up plan, saved capital and have fierce determination! Plus the economy is still struggling so, I advertise to businesses, go to health fairs/seminars, flea markets, as well as self promoting.
What keeps you motivated?
My motivation is knowing that Reflexology has an immediate, positive effect on people and I know it’s not a gimmick. With stress crippling, killing & sickening the public, Reflexology(holistic/alternative medicine) has been a life saver to millions!
What’s one lesson you have learned from running your own business?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned from running my own business is when you believe in yourself, your talent and your product, the public will see that in you. If you seem apprehensive, unsure, have a gimmick or you’re just looking to make a quick buck, YOU WILL FAIL!
If you can give one piece of advice, what would it be?
If there’s one piece of advice I can give to someone….if you have a passion… FOLLOW IT! Not everyone is blessed to figure out what their passion is in this world. And, even fewer are able to pursue it & create a life from it. So, if it’s meant for you to live your passion, you will be blessed to succeed!
How can people get in contact with you?
I’m do excited because my new website is under construction & will be launched soon! But, until then I can email me at email@example.com or call me at (704)957-2892. Again Artiatesia, thank you do much for this opportunity & continued blessings & success to you!
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