Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Mark Sherwood, Co-Founder of Functional Medical Institute, located in Tulsa, OK, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are a functional medicine institute focused on the healing of the entire person.

Tell us about yourself

I am a Naturopathic Doctor, and Michele is an Osteopathic and Naturopathic Doctor. We are three-time #1 best-selling authors, podcasters, media personalities, film producers, actors, and founders of Hope Dealers International and Functional Medical Institute in Tulsa. We had 10,000 plus Covid patients with zero deaths.

Our past notable achievements:

  • Michele – National physique champion, taekwondo black belt, judo black belt, fitness expert
  • I'm a former 24-year police veteran, 10 years on the SWAT team, 12 years with Power Team, bodybuilding champion, former professional baseball player
  • Former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

When people work with us, they experience true healing. This is always an expectation and a great reward.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Dealing with the workforce today. It is very challenging and shrinking at the moment.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Believe in having a dream.
  2. Take a step of faith.
  3. Never quit and never stop holding onto your dream.

Where can people find you and your business?


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