What is your company description and what makes your company unique?
Mary Cetan is a seasoned holistic doctor of natural medicine, a Florida Board Certified Acupuncture Physician in clinical practice in Sarasota, Florida since 1999. You will find her welcoming and present to you and your health concerns. She delivers expert personalized care that can give you the results you are hoping for. She specializes in helping patients find relief from pain and adverse symptoms by supporting the normal functioning of the human body. With her care, experience and knowledge, patients move away from pain and illness patterns and into balanced state with stable energy, better sleep, improved digestion, less anxiety and other normal body functions.
How did you get into entrepreneurship?
I grew up in a small town in Minnesota, population 100. It was a Scandinavian community centered around a Lutheran church. We had a black smith shop, a co-op store with a Post Office in it, a country school just outside of town, a large park and homes with big gardens. I read an ad in the back of a comic book from American Seed company that said, "Make Money, Get Prizes, with Fast Selling American Seeds." I didn't care about the prizes, I wanted to have my own money. I ordered the seeds and went door to door in my town and sold the whole box of seeds and ordered more and sold that one too. I remember one neighbor bought all flower seeds, I thought that was extravagant! My Dad had a huge vegetable garden and our family of nine had plenty of string beans, peas, beets, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, onions, dill, and new items he experimented with each year. So to answer the question, "How did I get into entrepreneurship?", I can say it was my desire to make money by sharing something that I loved.
Why do you do what you do?
I am the clinic owner of Nature’s Wisdom Healing Center-Mary Cetan; a Florida Board Certified Acupuncture Physician (license FLAP1303) in practice serving Sarasota and the surrounding communities since 1999; a NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturist with Diplomate status in 3 areas–Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM Diplomate #12571). I deliver effective expert personalized natural health care. The services I provide are Acupuncture Care, Functional Nutrition and Herbal Medicine Consult and Lab Test Ordering and Lab Test Results Analysis.
I also promote and sell quality health promoting products that reflect nature’s wisdom for home and business use. The product line includes pureAir units to purify indoor air and surfaces; Enagic Kangen Water ionizers for generating clean alkalized drinking water and 2.5 pH water for sanitizing and 11.5 pH water for deep cleaning offering chemical free living; CellumaPRO 3-panel low level light therapy panel proven effective to treat acne, wrinkles and pain.
I offer a Complimentary Conversation in person or via phone to give people a chance to get their questions answered.
What tools, resources or books have you used to start and/or grow your business?
I am an avid reader and have attended numerous seminars over the years. I wish I could make a list of the top 10 resources that I have used to help me grow my business and honestly, I don't have a list. What I can recommend is that if you want to have a successful business, know what you have to offer and make it available. In acupuncture school, we had very little to no business training. Upon graduation the option for me was to open a clinic and get to work. I did, and as long as I kept the care of my patients top priority, I knew that my business skillset would grow as I did.
Why did you choose to locate your business in Florida?
I moved to Sarasota from Minnesota in 1993 to get away from the cold winters. I went to acupuncture school in Sarasota, graduating in 1999. I love Sarasota and am so happy to have my business here.
What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?
Do what you love! Find a way to provide your gifts to others. Work hard and have fun!
How can other entrepreneurs help you?
I am learning about this. I welcome ideas from other entrepreneurs. Referrals are always welcome!
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