Are you passionate and knowledgeable about health and wellbeing? Are you also dedicated to helping others reach their optimum health naturally? And would you find the challenge of running your own business exciting? Then perhaps this business opportunity could be for you!
Sally and Richard Faraway bought a little health food shop in Hockley 21 years ago. It is now a flourishing business, but they feel it is time for someone younger to take on the reigns and Sunrise Natural Health & Nutrition is now for sale. But naturally, they want to make sure their baby is looked after by the right person. Could this be a golden opportunity for you?
This is their story:
21 years ago, we took a scary leap into the unknown. We had found an ailing little Health Shop for sale in Hockley and Richard had been smitten with the mad idea of leaving his London job and making natural health his new career. Sally was an aromatherapist, caring for our two infant daughters. We also had a house on a mortgage and yet, in spite of all sensible warnings, we bought the business and dived into our new life.
We quickly found that sales had been plunging downhill, and a rescue plan was needed. So we spent time and money on a new shop-sign and made space in the stockroom for a chiropodist to work from. But most importantly, we asked our customers what they wanted from ‘their healthshop’. The shop had been heading away from its true mission, and we began steering it back to stocking the items which its core customers said they wanted. Out went the flan-fillings, mince pies and Belgian chocolates, and in came more wholefoods, herbals and vitamins. By the end of the year, the tide had turned and turnover was rising rapidly.
Sally’s ambition was to add on a natural therapy clinic, and the chiropodist was joined by an acupuncturist and osteopath, but the little stockroom was proving too small for expansion, with the treatment couch jostling for space with crates of soya milk! Within 2 years, a much bigger shop fell vacant across the road, and Sally & Richard bagged it in the face of fierce competition. After 3 months renovation, Sunrise moved across the road one sunny Sunday and reopened the next day.
Two therapy rooms were built inside the new shop and a chiropractor joined the growing band of therapists, each working part-time on various days of the week. The clinic proved a success and has grown ever since. Therapists have come and gone, but the clinic now enjoys a great reputation in South Essex, and the shop is known and relied upon by a wide clientele locally and beyond.
We now feel it is time to give way to some younger owners, full of good ideas and energy to develop their beloved Sunrise to new heights. Richard says: “We have not run out of new ideas, and we still love our ‘baby’, but I believe we should leave on a successful high note and hand the job to a new generation”. Sally says: “There is still huge potential in Sunrise”
Could you be that person, or people? Are you passionate about helping people reach their optimum health naturally, wanting to run your own business and have a great purpose in your life?
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