Yanee Easley | Interview with Yanee Easley
Ohana Bali Spa
Q: Why did you start your business?
A: I opened Ohana Bali Spa because of mistreatment from the owner at a spa I previously worked at. They did not respect their employees and mistreatment of therapists prevents them from giving the best service they can to clients. This pushed me to become my own boss and create a safe and healthy workplace.
Q: What are some key factors or decisions that contributed to the success of your business?
A: The key to being a successful business owner is determination from the get go. When you first open, no one has heard of you. Pushing yourself to expand your business and refusing to quit will ensure the success of your business.
Q: What are some challenging aspects of your business?
A: The greatest challenge I have had since starting Ohana Bali Spa is finding reliable employees. To overcome this obstacle I made sure to keep my expectations for my therapists very high and I refuse to settle for someone who isn't a perfect fit for me and the workplace I have created.
Q: Do you feel you made any serious mistakes as you were starting or growing your business? Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?
A: I do not regret any of the decisions I have made for my business; I only learn from them. One thing many new business owners do wrong is setting expectations too high for the amount of business they will get in their first few months or so. It takes patience to build a business and it is important not to overspend on the wrong things early on. Itemize everything you need or think you need for your business in order from upmost importance to least.
Q: What other advice or words of inspiration would you like to share?
A: Remember to treat each and every client like they're the most important person and don't forget to take care of your employees as well. Make sure you are prepared to face any obstacles placed in front of you and always love what you do.
About Ohana Bali Spa
Ohana Bali Spa is a one-stop massage facility that specializes in traditional Thai massage, deep tissue massage, Hawaiian lomi lomi, couples massages, hot stone therapy, foot massage, reflexology, Swedish massage, and pregnancy massage. We have the absolute best deep tissue massage in Kona. If you don't know what style of massage you need, we'll take the time to study your habits and determine what level of pressure, temperature, and motion is best suited for your body's condition. We also offer an assortment of facials, body wraps and scrubs best suited to your skin type.
"“We have the absolute best deep tissue massage in Kona. If you don't know what style of massage you need, we'll take the time to study your habits and determine what level of pressure, temperature, and motion is best suited for your body's condition.” "—Yanee Easley