Becoming a Business Owner
Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the days when junior high kids used to sell handmade trinkets on the bus in exchange for their classmates’ lunch money. Remember those savvy children who could trade three pennies for a quarter with their siblings because they understood the value of money? We’ve all come across highly ambitious individuals, even in high school, who are already confident in their business model and have been generating income for some time.
On the other hand, most people are content with working for someone else’s vision. However, there are only a few individuals who not only desire to own their own business but also manage to not only achieve that but thrive in it. Dr. Kjersten Jones is one of these exceptional individuals. In early 2018, the chiropractic care business where Dr. Jones worked decided to close down, presenting her with two options: join another practice or create her own. She chose the latter and filed a Form IBR-1 for Explore Wellness. Two weeks later, she opened her own practice.
Explore Wellness is situated on the Boise Bench in the Treasure Valley. Dr. Jones serves as the primary chiropractor, supported by a dedicated office staff and with available rooms for future expansion. Her focus lies in alleviating pain associated with the back, neck, sciatica, arms and legs, migraines, and headaches, all without the use of drugs or medication.
Dr. Jones, like many children, had a natural inclination for helping others. This inclination led her to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Initially, she started as a pre-med student and explored numerous internships along the way. However, she found that those jobs didn’t align with her philosophy of medical care, which emphasized addressing the root cause of problems without relying on drugs or surgery. Dr. Jones’ family always believed she would excel as a chiropractor. After losing interest in various internships over the years, she finally visited a chiropractic school that specialized in her chosen field. “I left there thinking, ‘that’s exactly what I want’,” she recalls. Chiropractic school allowed her to merge her philosophical approach with a career where she could work hard while also enjoying her personal life to the fullest.