Spa Oasis is a relaxation and rejuvenation wellness center located in Fairmont, West Virginia.
The health and wellness spa, owned by Sheila Hartley, offers support and quality services such as but not limited to: Float Therapy, Massage Therapy including Therapeutic, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, Hot Stone Massage.
As well as Reflexology, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Facials, Microdermabrasion, High Frequency treatments, Waxing, Stretch Therapy and Intolerance Testing.
SpaOasis’s mission is to empower our clients by making self care convenient, affordable, and customized in a comfortable atmosphere.
Hartley says she wants to provide an atmosphere that soothes people and allows them to live healthier.
“I started SpaOasis because of my health history,” Hartley said. “I had some amazing people inspire me and I wanted to have a safe place where people could come as they were and we could focus more on their wellness instead of what they’re suffering from to get them empowered to improve their quality of life.”
Hartley said she has so much passion and so many ideas, but wasn’t sure how to get from vision to reality. That’s when she met West Virginia Small Business Development Center Business Coach Todd Crump.
“Todd helped with finding a location and developing the build out, to giving me ideas about staffing, marketing, and inventory,” Hartley said.
Crump has been working with Sheila for several years now as her business coach.
“We got started in the initial stages as she was building her business,” Crump said. “We discussed things beyond her business plan and what she wanted to do as a therapist.”
Partnering with the WV SBDC gives businesses an edge when it comes to building a brand and a presence.
“I’ve enjoyed seeing the light bulbs turn on for her and remembering some of the things she’s been through in her life to get to where she is now,” Crump said. “This is a personal journey for her, not just a means to an end.”
Hartley says she encourages any small business to get in touch with the WV SBDC whether they are established or brand new.
“There’s so many resources between their knowledge and experience to their patience,” Hartley said. “The networking is priceless.”
WV SBDC is an accredited member of America’s SBDC, a federal partner with the SBA, and a division of the WV Department of Economic Development.
WV SBDC business coaches have professional certifications ranging from exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, to finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
For information about starting a small business in WV and resources for entrepreneurs, visit wvsbdc.com.