Today we’d like to introduce you to Maria Martin.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Almost 30 years ago, I came to the United States from Peru. I went to college and graduated with the mindset to work hard and someday have my own business. I was not a business woman but I was an ambitious person that believed whatever you want you can get with perseverance and hard work. In the beginning I was working very hard to pay my bills and for my education. Being a mother and trying to follow your dream to have your own business is not easy but also not impossible.
I bought a franchise without knowing anything about business. My first mistake was to have a business without knowing about the business….. 3 years later I closed and lost all the savings my husband and I had and more but you have to learn from your mistakes, to make you stronger and successful!
I never gave up. I learned so much about this business that a year later I opened my own place with almost no money at the only place I could afford, a crappy spot above a garage – not the best place for spa treatments as sometimes it smelled like motor oil. While not the best place, I kept some of my previous clients and it gave me the chance to refine my business and a year later I upgraded to a spot on the second floor of an office building.
Why did I try again?? Because I had experience by then and had learned about the importance of customer service, location, and I fell in love with nutrition and body treatments that made me feel I could help women to feel confident, happy and healthy! I never thought having a business which helped people so much could be possible.
After building my spa another 200%, I took another risk and built Forever Slender MedSpa from scratch in a high end new mall location. Forever Slender has 6 private rooms and a high end atmosphere. I work with my heart and each time I go to work I don’t feel like it is work because I’m enjoying what I’m doing! It’s so rewarding to be in a place where you feel you are helping people!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Nothing is smooth in life but everything is doable! As I mentioned previously, I had to create a new and improved business after losing my first business, a gym franchise.
I went through years of struggling to pay myself because I was investing in my business, just making sure to be able pay my rent, utilities, products, employees, insurance, taxes, etc. and still have the best possible customer service!
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Forever Slender Med Spa – what should we know?
Forever Slender MedSpa is the premier medical spa in Massachusetts, a status we do not take lightly. We have counted among our clients multiple professional athletes, their families and friends, “Miss” State Winners from multiple states, military personnel and an amazing number of other amazing people.
We are not only one of the very few locations in the country offering “DualSculpting” CoolSculpting technology, since we have unmatched CoolSculpting expertise we have frequently been asked to fix mistakes made by less knowledgeable personnel in other locations.
Forever Slender MedSpa also has tremendous expertise in Laser Hair Removal, LaserGenesis, Lipo Laser, Hydrafacials and Body Wraps, amongst many other skills. We host parties for 30th, 40th, 50th birthdays, bridal parties, mitzvah’s, etc. as part of our full service.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
As industry thought leaders we were asked to regularly host other interesting groups to add value to the client experience and now host other groups every week, including top shelf authors, wedding planners, and a wide variety of other areas.
Forever Slender MedSpa patients get tremendous results because we accept nothing other than offering the best service to our clients. Being the best is not given, it must be earned.
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