Businesswoman of the Week: Deirdre Body – Founder, Body Treats Beauty Clinic
Body Treats Beauty Clinic opened its doors in the quaint town of Ennistymon in County Clare 25 years ago and the woman behind their glowing success is Deirdre Body.
Going from strength as they celebrate their silver anniversary, Dee and her team have worked with some Ireland’s top celebrities as well providing a range of services to an established client base…..
What sparked the idea for your business?
Believe it or not, I have been working for myself since I was just 13 years old. I caught the business bug from a very early age after I started teaching Irish dancing. I always knew that I would work for myself and I created my own business plan before I even started my beauty course.
What is the most difficult aspect of running your own business?
The most difficult aspect of running Body Treats Beauty Clinic is that I can never switch off when I go home. Being so dedicated to my job is just a part of who I am, I am either 100 percent committed to something or I am not interested at all. My business is one of the first things I think of when I wake up in the morning and it is the last thing I think of before going to bed.
What has been the biggest lesson?
Running your own business is not for the faint hearted or people who are very sensitive. You have to always remember that you are only as good as your last customer and you have to take the good with the not so good.
What is the plan for 2017 and going forward?
I would like to see myself involved in education. There is so much more to the world of beauty therapy than the practical side and I feel that information on marketing and business strategies is something that I would like to see added to beauty therapy courses around the country. I strongly believe that beauty therapy should be advanced from diploma to degree level for those who enjoy the business aspect of this occupation. This would give greater longevity to those who pursue it as a career path.
Find out more about Body Treats by visiting the website HERE