Shanna Anderson and Jessica Poulsen both had dreams of owning a healing space in their home town of Brigham City. After years of running separate business, their friendship brought them together to pursue a shared dream. The vision was to bring together a variety of local wellness professionals into one location to create a place […]
Shanna Anderson and Jessica Poulsen both had dreams of owning a healing space in their home town of Brigham City. After years of running separate business, their friendship brought them together to pursue a shared dream.
The vision was to bring together a variety of local wellness professionals into one location to create a place of healing and wellness. Combining their knowledge, hard work, and dedication, they set out to make their dream into reality and opened the doors to the Full Circle Wellness Center in November 2019.
At the very beginning, Shanna and Jessica sought out the help and guidance from the Box Elder SBDC. Director Jared Turner assisted them on setting up the business, crafting a partnership agreement, finding a location, and answering marketing questions. “Jared Turner has helped us literally every step of the way” said Jessica Poulsen.
However, not long after opening, the center was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. With a forced closure in March of 2020, the future was highly uncertain. Thankfully, the SBDC center was able to help Shanna and Jessica obtain a PPP loan that kept them afloat until things got better. Later that year when the local Box Elder County launched a grant program to help small businesses, the SBDC was able to help obtain even more funding for the center for improvements and expansion.
“We are beyond grateful that we have the SBDC to turn to when we are in need of guidance” said Shanna Anderson, “especially during these weird times.”
The Full Circle Wellness Center has turned into Brigham City’s hub for wellness. Since reopening, they have expanded the location and now include 17 wellness professionals that offer services and classes to the community, including foot zoning, massage, hypnotherapy, Reiki, and birthing services. Plans for 2021 include one of their practitioners opening a massage school.
Shanna and Jessica attribute their success to a strong value system based on continual improvement, contributing more than they take, and constantly adapting to the needs of their community.