The Health Entrepreneur’s Handbook
Available January 29, 2019!
The essential guide for every entrepreneur in the health and wellness field—whether for-profit or non-profit, public or private.
Health and wellness businesses have unique challenges, opportunities, and metrics—until now there has never been a business resource specifically for health entrepreneurs. Renowned music therapist Jennifer Buchanan shows you how to measure your success and deliver your service in a way that blends health, heart, and mastery. It is possible to build a business that endures, without compromising your own health and values.
This is the first book of its kind to address the specific needs of socially-minded health care leaders who want to take a “people first” approach when making decisions, based not on financial transactions but on relationships and desired outcomes.
Like many health entrepreneurs, Jennifer started with a huge mission. She wanted to help people in their pursuit of optimum health. But after running her business for twenty years, even with thousands of clients and a loyal staff, she felt burned out and unsure if her business would make it. Rather than quit, Buchanan went on an intense quest to prove her company’s viability and identify the key components of successful healthcare practices—and in Wellness Incorporated she shares these essential elements so your own business can prosper.
Wellness Incorporated has actionable, practical information based on nine key principles specific to the health entrepreneur:
- Drive Your Dream
- Strengthen Your Expertise
- Maximize Your Message
- Scale for Impact
- Build in the Spirit of Equity
- Clear the Path
- Secure Your Health
- Find Your Blisspoint
- Leave a Legacy Ahead
Filled with practical tips and inspiring examples, including Jennifer’s own journey, Wellness Incorporated is geared toward those who know that taking care of your business is necessary to take care of others.
Jennifer Buchanan is a health entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Since she became a certified music therapist almost three decades ago, the music therapy industry has shifted from not being a recognized industry at all to becoming a legislated profession. As a leading expert, Buchanan has served hundreds of organizations with her team at JB Music Therapy, which she founded in 1991. JB Music Therapy has thrice been nominated for the Community Impact Award by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Buchanan was also the former president of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (1998-2001, 2013-2015). She is recognized as an esteemed leader in bridging academic research in music, medicine and the public. She has appeared in many media outlets and presented internationally to numerous education, healthcare and government organizations. She is currently on the board of directors with the Famous 5 Foundation and looks forward to visiting more places and meeting more interesting people on her life’s journey.