By Peg Corwin
Meet Alex Dold, owner of Apricot Grove and Featured Business Owner at SCORE Chicago this week. Learn about his business and what tips he has for your success.
What is your company’s elevator pitch?
Apricot Grove is here to assist you in achieving excellent health and wellbeing, offering time-tested solutions without drugs or surgery; including acupuncture, Chinese medicine and massage therapy.
Who are your clients, and give an example of how you served that person or business?
Our clients are families and individuals in Evanston and the North Shore seeking safe and effective personalized health care. We serve our clients by listening to their concerns, being clear about how we can address them, and being in communication throughout the treatment process.
Recently we saw a five year-old girl who had been suffering from migraine headaches for years. Her parents wanted to treat the cause of the migraines and worried about the long-term effects of her daily pills. But whenever they tried to wean her form her medication the daily headaches and weekly migraine would return. After thorough questioning and examination at Apricot Grove she was given a formula of herbal medicine. After less than two weeks of treatment she was free of the headaches and migraines and no longer required her migraine pills!
What is your most successful sales strategy? What works to bring you business?
We keep in touch with past and potential customers through email newsletters and Facebook, ask our clients if they have friends or family who might benefit from our services, and cross promote with our favorite yoga studio.
Who is your mentor and how has he or she helped you in your business?
My current mentor is Peg Corwin. She has been generous, creative and effective in helping us find appropriate marketing strategies, develop our newsletter and improve and expand our online presence. What a great resource!
What advice would you give other entrepreneurs?
Don’t let perfectionism stop you from moving forward. Keep putting pieces together and they begin to add up.
What is your website for further info?
Visit us @ apricotgrove.com!
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