Where We Work: Tiffany Hardee of Bonnie Brae Veterinary HospitalPublished 2:30pm Friday, February 25, 2011
name of person featured: Tiffany Hardee.
name of business: Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital.
street address: 155 Shuford Rd.
phone number: 828-894-6064.
hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – noon.
owners: Angel Mitchell, D.V.M., C.V.A. and Iain Fitch, D.V.M.
nature of business: Animal hospital and boarding facility.
how’s business? We have been steady even though the economy has been slow.
one thing you wish everyone knew about your business: Where we are located! We are right past Medicap Pharmacy & Link Medical.
something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: In addition to “traditional” western medicine, we offer holistic medicine such as chiropractic, nutritional support, acupuncture and herbal medicine.
advice to young entrepreneurs: Make sure you start a business that you are passionate about – after all, there is a lot of hard work, stress and long hours involved. If you love what you do and believe in the product/service that you are selling it will prosper.
your first job: Bell Laundry – I was the counter clerk who checked in each piece of clothing for cleaning, alterations, etc. We got plenty of free dry cleaning and the chance to meet some very interesting people!
your role model (in business or in life generally): I have two – my son because he is the happiest person I know, and my husband for all of his wisdom.
the key to a successful business is: Loving what you do and lots of patience!