Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in beauty and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Alexandra Janelli, Founder of Modrn Sanctuary, located in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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

Modrn Sanctuary is a boutique beauty and wellness spa. Our clients are wellness-minded men and women looking to relax and unwind.

Tell us about yourself

I am an entrepreneur by trade. I have a private hypnotherapy practice which has guided my passion in the wellness world. I am also a spa owner of Modrn Sanctuary. In addition, I am in wellness tech and CEO of Burble Inc., which is a startup that will bring to life hypnosis, EEG, and Virtual Reality technology. Creating is my passion, and seeing people find calm.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Seeing a business thrive after all the hardships that being an entrepreneur and business owner can throw at you.

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

Being the owner means owning the successes and failures of a business. Sometimes the learning and growth curve is painful.

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

  1. Never stop learning. Be curious.
  2. NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK. Instagram is great, but true connections come from meeting people and getting them to know you and trust you!
  3. Be solution-oriented. Nothing will always go perfectly. See the hiccups as opportunities to learn and grow. No matter how good a plan you have, always be willing to pivot

Where can people find you and your business?


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