Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health & wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Laura Calko, Founder of Calko Pelvic Rehabilitation and Wellness, located in Canfield, OH, USA.

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

My business is Calko Pelvic Rehabilitation and Wellness. My customers are adult women struggling with urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, or other pelvic impairments seeking to regain comfort and confidence in their daily lives.

Tell us about yourself

I was first drawn to pelvic floor therapy after experiencing my life-changing pelvic pain following the birth of my first child. At the time, I could not find a pelvic floor therapist locally who could help me manage my pelvic pain, so I became determined to find solutions to these common but hidden pelvic issues. I took classes through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. I opened my practice in June 2021 to serve other local women.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is seeing women achieve results! As I've been able to have autonomy with my practice, I can administer treatments as they ought to be, with the highest quality. I have loved having my clients return to me and tell me that their pain is gone or their urinary frequency has significantly decreased. This is such an accomplishment!

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

Having to juggle marketing, administration, and billing, all while seeking how to become a better clinician.

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

  1. Find a solid mentor.
  2. Mistakes are just opportunities to learn and grow.
  3. Set boundaries for yourself.

Where can people find you and your business?


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