Chris Mansbridge

Chris Mansbridge believes in aiming high, and appreciating the steps along his way

Chris Mansbridge owns and operates Chris Mansbridge Acupuncture In Castlegar

Chris Mansbridge owns and operates Chris Mansbridge Acupuncture In Castlegar. — Photo courtesy Chris Mansbridge

Chris Mansbridge is dedicated to helping his clients to get the most out of life, including less pain and better sleep. Chris Mansbridge Acupuncture offers acupuncture, cupping, herbal treatments and supplements, among other treatment modalities.

Mansbridge’s approach to life and business, a blend of positivity and realism, is reflected in his answers to our questions.

What qualities does a successful business person need in today’s world?

Success is a decision, not a destination. You can have a highly lucrative business and still not consider yourself successful because you didn't hit the numbers you wanted to. I say, set your goals high as you can imagine, but know that success is as easy as getting close. It's a mindset. You have to believe you can do greater things but still be happy with where you are.

Finish this sentence: Entrepreneurs need a lot more _____.

Balance in their life.

What’s a common myth or misconception about entrepreneurship?

The common myth is it allows you the benefit of working whenever you want. The truth is it allows you the burden of working whenever you want, because you feel you have to work all the time.

What makes the Kootenays attractive to an entrepreneur?

The Buy Local movement has been great for the local entrepreneur. A local business can't beat Amazon's prices, but can totally crush their service, personality, and community involvement.

What trends have you observed in your community that might impact the local economy in the next five years?

I think more people turning their second homes into vacation rentals, unfortunately, runs the risk of making it harder for the young entrepreneur to find an affordable place to live. I'd like to see more and more affordable housing in the area so we can keep our young creative minds in the area.

Marie Milner

Marie Milner is a writer and photographer for Kootenay Business magazine and several other publications. She appreciates the inspiration that she gets during her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration with you. View all of Marie Milner’s articles

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