Q.1 Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Ans: New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies is a distance learning school that has its legal seat in South Bend Indiana, USA. We have been offering accredited online natural health educational programs since 2010 and we are proud of our premium programs.
Q. 2 Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Ans: My name is Lawrence DeSantis, founder and director of the New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies.
Attended the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus
Completed Paramedic School at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL.
Certified Nutritionist (CN) through NINES, National Institute of Nutritional Education
Chartered Herbalist (CH) through the well known Dominion Herbal College of Canada
Completed Ministerial Training through Living Word Christian Center, Forest Park, IL.
Graduated from the Joseph School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Forest Park,IL.
Doctor of Naturopathy in Original Medicine (ND / DNOM) through The International Institute of Original Medicine
Certificate in Functional Medicine (CFMP) through Functional Medicine University (FMU)
* Worked for many years at Nowfoods in the Nutrition Science division as a Certified
Nutritionist to give technical support to customers, retailers, and practitioners.
*1979 National Collegiate Power lifting Champion, Pensacola, Florida
(132 lbs Category).
Q. 3 What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
Ans: My idea was inspired by the need for a high quality natural health educational online school.
Q. 4 What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: Pursue your vision
Do your research
Provide the best of what you have to offer
Q. 5 What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Excellence in your business affairs
Q. 6 How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans: 6-8 hours
Q. 7 To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans: Diligent work
Providing what others do not offer
Q. 8 How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans: Networking with companies and organizations that are like minded
Q. 9 Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
Ans: We are kind of unique and did not apply for a loan. We started from scratch and therefore we are debt free.
Q. 10 What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: Being innovative
Keeping SEO services and networking with companies and organizations
Keeping up with the latest research and technology
Q. 11 Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: Doing what we do but only in a greater capacity and dimension
Q. 12 Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: Bemer International
Q. 13 How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans: Extremely important. We have honest and hard working employees.
Q. 14 How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: I do not give up but find ways to accomplish it
Q. 15 What motivates you?
Q. 16 How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: Reading about my field often
Q. 17 How do you define success?
Ans: Producing successful graduates
Q. 18 How do you build a successful customer base?
Ans: Storing of information and frequent eBlasts
Q. 19 What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: The ability to create something that will change lives for the better
Q. 20 What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: The first 100 graduates
Q. 21 What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
Ans: Honesty, integrity, and a loving atmosphere
We promote these through training and appreciation gatherings.
Q. 22 In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur?
Ans: Dreams and visions and the pursuit of them
Company: New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies
Address: 1657 Commerce Dr. Suite 9B
City: South Bend
Zip Code: 46628
E-mail Id: firstname.lastname@example.org