Karen Quigley’s entrepreneurial journey began as a personal search for a natural alternative treatment for respiratory issues. Today, she is the proud owner and successful operator of the award-winning salt therapy clinic known as Saltastic, based in Kemptville, Ontario.
Shortly after kicking off her business and receiving guidance and support from Grenville CFDC, she was introduced to Wendy Onstein and Jeanette Johnston of the Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre (LGSBC). This was at one of the LGSBC’s Starter Company information sessions in North Grenville.
“The program was good because it got me focused on my business,” recalls Karen. “It made me focus, and it made me set goals.”
As a program participant, Quigley was exposed to a series of training coaches helping her hone the different facets of her business. “These people helped me through my business plan, and showed me how to learn from my mistakes.”
“Our goal here at Saltastic is to share the same life-changing benefits I had experienced with my dry salt therapy treatments, with other adults and children who are desperately searching for an all-natural alternative treatment for respiratory issues.
“I had a vision for Saltastic: a tranquil atmosphere, comfortable salt oasis, an incredible 45-minute break away from the world where clients can relax and take in all the health benefits salt therapy can provide.
“Wendy and Jeanette helped me achieved that goal. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact them. They are wonderful people, and they can help anybody who wants to start a business.”