We had the good fortune of connecting with Kit Wolfe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kit, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My plan had always been to start my own business after I had completed massage school. In this industry there are more opportunities for working for yourself. I knew that with this new skill set in combination of my previous education and empirical knowledge I could become an owner of a small business. After the first step, completing massage school, I wanted to keep my overhead low and that is how I decided to offer mobile in-home services. By choosing this path I was able to offer services that others did not. With this exposure to such a wide range of patients, my practice grew. After 12 months I began to look at where the business was and decided that with external events I began to shift over to more of a traditional office setting. In order to keep my overhead low I room share. I now work several days in my office and continue offer limited in-home services.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am excited about offering a healing modality that can help everyone. While it is common for my patients to be living with a condition or disease, all people can benefit from manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). My extensive educational background has given me the ability to offer a unique personalized treatment plan to each individual. About 18 months ago I started my business as an in-home service. By operating in this manner I kept my overhead costs down while I was establishing myself as a practitioner. At this first of this year I began to shift from a mobile service to a traditional office setting. I had made this decision due to increase costs of gasoline, increase in traffic, and I had begun to see the fruits of my labor-people were becoming aware of my services and skill.
Operating your own business is a job that never stops. Know that when others clock out for the day, your day will continue to be working. So many things have to be done that are more behind the scenes that don’t involve direct contact with the patient.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Things to do: The Botanical Gardens, the Odysea Aquarium, Dreamy Draw hiking rec. park, do a day trip to Sedona AZ.
Sonoran hot dogs-found at various Mexican drive thru and food trucks, for sit down Mexican, Manuel’s, which has several locations all around Phoenix AZ. All you can eat sushi can be found at Akita Sushi
http://www.akitasushiscottsdale.com/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=menu. Fish n’ Chips at Oscar’s Pier 83 18589 N 59th Ave Suite #111, Glendale, AZ 85308
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The first time I thought about massage school was when my daughter was pregnant and would tell me that there was no where to get a good prenatal massage that offered the service in-home. From there I talked to my spouse and we decided that I would go to massage school for the next year. I will be honest, it was a rough year and it was through the support of my husband and family that I was able to complete my licensing and be in this moment now.