Saturday Business Spotlight featuring Shannon Ward

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This week we are featuring
Shannon Ward of Thrive After Birth

How long have you been in business?

2 years

What is your business all about? (services, products, etc)

I offer postpartum support as a postpartum doula, New Parent Educator, and with products that support a healthy postpartum recovery.

What makes your business unique?

I focus on helping parents to be confident in their roles as parents, I never take over care of their children, instead I model newborn care techniques and empower them with evidence based unbiased information.

What made you start your business?

I have a servants heart and saw a disparity in how we care for family's postpartum.

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful business owner?

The ability to actively listen, a strong network, and a heart for others.

What three pieces of advice would you give to someone who wants to launch their own business?

Don't listen to the nay sayers, do you!, Surround yourself with people who are constantly improving themselves!, The customer isn't always right, but treating them well makes all the difference!

Who has been your greatest inspiration? Or what book has inspired you the most? Or what is your favorite book?

Brene Brown has been a greatest inspiration to me!

How do you conquer those moments of doubt that so often stifle or trip up or stop so many?

I surround myself with people who constantly are lifting me up and pushing me forward. When I am in doubt they are the first ones to tell me, "you've got this girl!"

Thank you, Shannon, for letting us share a bit about you!  

If you’d like to reach out to Shannon, here is Shannon’s Contact Information.

Thrive After Birth, Sioux Falls and surrounding areas