Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Careers in Natural Health

In 1999, I left my corporate marketing job at Disney. I loved my job, had a good salary, insurance and a full benefits package. Many thought that I was crazy to give it all up for the uncertainty of running a small business. I took that first small shop and expanded, bought commercial property and within six years became very profitable. In 2005, I sold the business and property to invest in other ventures. Today, I own two retail stores, one commerical building, have an interest in two other health shops and have written a book.

My passion is to help other women realize their dreams through small business ownership. This might be as a natural health retail store owner, a home based consulting business or as an Aromatherapy Spa Party Hostess. There are many part and full-time opportunities available in the natural health field.

So how do you know if owning your own business is right for you? Here are some great resources to check out:
Escape from Cubicle Nation

So let's say that you've got the right stuff, where do you begin? First, find yourself a few good mentors and a coach. Your mentors might include a small business owner in your area, a S.C.O.R.E. Couselor, and/or a friend that specializes in something like marketing or accounting. Your coach needs to be someone in the natural health field. Either a retail store owner, aromatherapy spa consultant or natural health practitioner. Ask about internsip programs.

Then start your natural health education-
Tree of Light-General Natural Health Training Materials
JennScents-Aromtherapy Training
Clayton College of Natural Health
Herb Allure-Educational Products
Certified Natural Health Professionals (CNHP)-Seminars
NSP Forum

And start working on your business plan-
SBA Guide to Writing a Business Plan
Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide

Good Luck!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

JennScents Releases New Pet Book

Jennifer Hochell, owner of JennScents Aromatherapy Bar in Historic Downtown Clermont, Florida has released her third book entitled, JennScents® Aromatherapy Guide for Pets. Jennifer is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, holistic aromatherapist and herbalist. She travels around the country sharing her knowledge and aromatherapy experiences as well as offers a variety of Aromatherapy Certification Courses that are NAHA compliant.

JennScents® Aromatherapy Guide for Pets is a compilation of Jennifer’s resources, education and most famous recipes for pets, inspired and formulated to meet the specific needs of her many pet customers, including her own four-legged friends. The guide includes research, studies and specific formulations for a variety of pet concerns such as flea control, obedience, separation anxiety, submissive urination, fear, skin irritations, muscle and joint pain and much more. She shares basic information for dogs, cats, horses and llamas about pet nutrition, supplements, flower essences, homeopathy and more. This is Volume two in the JennScents®, Inc Publication Series. For more information, to purchase a book or contact Jennifer, please visit JennScents or call 352.243.9627.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Classes at Winter Garden Herb Shoppe

Will losing weight or getting healthy be part of your New Year's Resolutions?  If so, check out these great classes at the Herb Shoppe in Winter Garden.

Class size is limited and classes fill up quickly therefore payment is required when you pre-register. All classes located at the Downtown Herb Shoppe and Day Spa in Winter Garden unless otherwise noted.

“The ABC + D Approach to Natural Health”, January 12th, 10:00-11:0am at the Downtown Herb Shoppe. Are you looking to take more of a natural approach to your health? Learn about your body and how a natural approach focuses on the root causes of health challenges. Herb, supplements and aromatherapy will be discussed. A lifestyle analysis booklet is included.

“A Lifestyle Approach to Natural Weight Loss”, January 19th, 10:00-11:0am at the Downtown Herb Shoppe. Not into pre packaged foods and calorie counting? Learn how making holistic lifestyle choices and exploring other causes of weight gain can simplify this process. Can herbs and supplements help you achieve your goals? A weight loss booklet is included.

“Discover the Many Benefits of Cleansing and Detoxification”, January 26th, 10:00-11:0am at the Downtown Herb Shoppe. Have you heard people talking about cleansing and detoxification? What is it all about? Is it right for you? We will discuss types, benefits to cleansing and how to get started. A cleansing booklet is included.

“Introduction to Aromatherapy”, February 2nd, 10:00-11:0am at the Downtown Herb Shoppe. Did you know that the use of pure essential oils have been used for over 9,000 years? Learn more about the many uses of quality pure essential oils and how to use them to improve the health of your family. An Aromatherapy booklet is included.

“Simple Aromatherapy Blending”, February 9th, 10:00-11:0am at the Downtown Herb Shoppe. This course is designed to be a hands on compliment to “Introduction to Aromatherapy”. Have fun as you learn to blend pure essential oils and create your own signature blend to take home with you.

“Cleaning Green & $ave Green”, February 16th, 10:00-11:0am at the Downtown Herb Shoppe. Get happy and enjoy cleaning with pure essential oils. Protect yourself and family by reducing the chemicals in your life and replacing with simple natural products to save you money along the way. A natural cleaning booklet is included.

“Raising Your Children Naturally”, February 23rd, 10:00-11:0am at the Downtown Herb Shoppe. Learn about herbal and aromatherapy products that can help your children stay healthy, focused and fight germs. A children’s booklet is included.

Herbal Sampler - Single class for $35.
Healthy Choices - Pick three of the following classes for $79.
Holistic Blend – Choose any or all seven classes for $150.

Don’t miss this great opportunity! Call 407-595-0082 to register or stop by the shop.

Sunday, November 4, 2007