Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jill Schierholz, Founder of Skin Savvy Advanced Aesthetics, located in Minnetonka, MN, USA.

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

We are a medical spa specializing in all things aesthetics! From Dermaplaning and Hydrafacials to BBL, laser, and injectables with many, many more things in between. As I say, we have ALL the tools in our toolbox. :)

Our customers range from 13- to 95 years old! They are people who may be looking for help simply with looking and feeling more fresh-faced, anti-aging(PRE-juvenation as we now call it), wrinkle reduction, and adding volume to the face or more debilitating conditions such as acne, rosacea, folliculitis, and migraines. We’re multi-faceted and ready to help each and every person who walks through our doors in every way we can!

Tell us about yourself

I wrote a paper about being an “esthiologist” in 6th grade, so I knew at the young age of 12 that it was the career path I would be taking! I have always loved all things beauty, especially makeup and skin products. When I went through a bought of acne in my teens, I tested all the over-the-counter products to find the best. I was doing my own trial and error skincare testing even back then. I was amazed at the transformation that the right topical combinations could achieve!

Every day I go in striving to help people feel beautiful and confident in their bare skin.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Since I have 100% control of my schedule and the services I provide, I always go out of my way to accommodate my clients with scheduling(and rescheduling when necessary!) in the easiest and most streamlined way. With online booking and direct text communication, it keeps it super simple! I also have put together a treatment menu that accommodates each and every person as well.

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

Always being on. As a business owner, you never really have a day off, and I always want to be available to my clients with questions they may have as they go along their treatment process.

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

  1. Don’t ever doubt yourself, be confident and strong in all you do.
  2. Pray, pray, pray. The power of prayer is everything.
  3. Don’t stop adding to your empire! The only way to grow is to grow and expand what you have to offer your clients.

Where can people find you and your business?


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