Chantelle Bell is a Naturopath who has been in clinical practice for 9 years and in business for 7. She runs her own clinic that specialises in treating Mums who need help to increase their energy, reduce their stress, sleep better, reduce digestive problems and shift those stubborn kilos.
Being a business owner and a mum, Chantelle finds it handy that she has more control of her time at work, allowing herself to fit her work to her lifestyle as needed. She is passionate about helping families become healthier and educating her clients on nutrition.
“I love the flexibility of running my own business. I have two small kids so it’s handy to be able to work different hours to fit in with them. Also the satisfaction of seeing great results with clients and the reassurance that I must be doing something right!”
3 Things Chantelle Wishes She’d Been Told When She Started Her Own Business
Everything doesn’t have to be perfect.
Don’t expect the clients to fly through the door. Even with a great product, you must do some form of advertising.
Find some like minded entrepreneurs to chat openly about any issues, struggles or wins that you have..
Chantelle’s Advice for Someone Thinking About Starting a Business
“Do your research, know your product, get a mentor, network, be confident and go for it! Don’t let the self doubt or the doubters get to you. If you truly believe in your product, get out there, find your ideal client and show them what you have.”
Starting Out in Business? Chantelle Recommends Mastering These Skills
- Knowing exactly who you want to sell to.
- Creating your avatar is vital.
- Familiarise yourself with all things cyberspace, make sure you are getting client emails and capturing potential clients.
- Have a great website that can easily be updated because they change so quickly!
- Having a good understanding of social media is a must.
Chantelle’s Favorite Entrepreneur
“I don’t think I have a favourite. I like to take bits and pieces from everyone and put it all together.”
Chantelle on HerBusiness
“What I really love is that I get the perspective from others who are not in the health industry. It is so easy to get swept up with what you know and assuming that everyone else knows the same as you. It allows me to step back and get great ideas from an outside perspective. Also, the support, empathy and encouragement is priceless.”