Success Story for:
Estes Folk of Pro Health Wellness Clinic
Pro Health Wellness Clinic, a sole proprietorship, has quickly become the most convenient, full-service wellness clinic in Memphis, TN. The company offers weight loss solutions, testosterone replacement, B12 shots, and IV hydration therapy among many others.
Established in March of 2016, Pro Health Wellness owner, Estes Folk, credits his early success to building a great team and establishing a solid foundation before opening his doors by working with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
After reviewing the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) website, Mr. Folk decided to contact his local Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Estes set an appointment at TSBDC’s satellite office located inside the City of Memphis Renaissance Business Center (RBC), a one-stop-shop where entrepreneurs and small, minority and women business enterprises (S/M/WBEs) can receive training, one-to-one counseling and information.
TSBDC staff met with Estes to begin free one-to-one business counseling and to help develop a solid business plan for the new venture. Estes was prepared to make an equity investment into the business, but TSBDC staff also introduced him to the City of Memphis Micro-Loan Program which is designed to enhance job growth and retention by providing entrepreneurs with access to alternative financing for working capital, inventory, equipment and façade improvements. TSBDC staff, RBC staff and Mr. Folk worked hand-in-hand to prepare a solid loan package to secure additional capital for the startup business.
With an early capital investment of $58,000 and the creation of four new jobs, Pro Health Wellness Clinic has provided hundreds of Memphians with that much-needed incentive to help them achieve their health and fitness goals in a shorter amount of time. Pro Health Wellness is on a mission to use its platform to promote and raise awareness for health-related programs and initiatives that can make a difference in so many lives.
I believe TSBDC and RBC are one of the best things going on in the city. They go beyond their responsibilities and do an excellent job. A professional, knowledgeable, and hard-working group if there ever was one! I would highly recommend their services to any business owner.