Today we’d like to introduce you to Tara Evelyn.
Tara, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I opened Health Resonates about a year and a half ago as a one room wellness center. I needed a space to store my extra furniture and massage therapy equipment. I found an office space right up the street that was a few hundred dollars a month. It was prefect. I could set up my extra stuff as an office and make a little extra money in my free time. At the time, I was working two part-time massage therapy jobs that were paying the bills but at the end of the day not very satisfying. I went ahead and started Health Resonates really as a hobby and distraction.
Clients where loving my space. People were drawn to it because I was passionate about it and it reflected my visions and style. Within a few months, I dropped one of my part-time gigs to make more time for Health Resonates.
A little less than a year ago, I was given an opportunity to make more growth for my business. I found the perfect office that would take my one room wellness center into an actual spa.
At the time, my business wasn’t costing me anything and I realized to make it into something worth my time and efforts I needed to take the risk of bigger payments and dedicate more time to the business. I went for it.
I went all in with this new space, while still renting my current space. Left my part-time massage gig and risked all my savings on this idea I was going to make happen.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Health Resonates is running smoother then I could have hoped. The real struggle for me has been the learning how to take calculated risks, enjoying the uncertainties and proving myself as a young professional. The amount I have learned couldn’t be taught in a class.
I am a twenty-something-year-old with not a ton of experience, but I also don’t have much riding on my success other than my pride. We have so many learning tools at our fingertips and we can truly figure anything out if we put our minds to it.
This time last year my life, goals, and dreams were so completely different. As things came up, instead of saying, “That’s not what I have in mind.” I looked into them and myself and decided if they were worth going with.
My advice is to make space for your future and it will become your present.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Health Resonates – what should we know?
I have the pleasure of coordinating a safe and happy workspace for amazing, intuitive and driven people. Health Resonates is a co-working wellness space located in the West End of Portland, Maine. Our service providers provide our clients with sessions that enhance well being through empowerment, relaxation, and wellness.
I pride myself on holding a space of high vibrations that is enjoyed by both clients and professionals. Everyone working at health resonates is their own boss and is working towards a big picture goal of personal success and wellness.
Some of the services we office are massage therapy, energy work, wellness, and lifestyle coaching, acupuncture, facials, waxing and we are always expanding and welcoming in new modalities, Visit www.healthresonates.com for more detailed information.
Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
My biggest resource as a small business owner has been a community. I’ve made it my mission to partner with other driven business owners. I am a huge believer in a community of competition and find learning and bouncing ideas off of others is one of the most beneficial tools.
My other tool in the industry has been using small business non-profits and online classes to help me learn as much as possible.
- Massages Starting at $95 for 60 Minutes.
- Facials Starting at $55 for Express Services.
- Address: 773 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04102
- Website: www.healthresonates.com
- Phone: 207-613-9233
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthresonates/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthresonates/
- Other: https://www.instagram.com/taraevelync/
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