Tania Krueger recently received loan assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program for the expansion and move of her naturopathic wellness business into downtown Hutchinson. Krueger is a traditional Naturopath, working in the field of natural health since starting her business in Silver Lake in 2002. She grew up with Natural Health and spent six years working in her mother’s business, Worthy of Wellness, in Mankato. Krueger completed Natural Health Consultant (NHC) and Certified Natural Health Practitioners (CNHP) programs and received a degree (ND) from Trinity College of Natural Health in Indiana.
Tania’s Wellness Corner has a unique, niche market business filling the needs of people looking for a more natural and healthier lifestyle, helping clients with natural weight loss, pain management and general health and well‐being. Krueger will offer a variety of naturopathic services and will carry several lines of natural supplements. Tania will be moving into the new Crow River Wellness Center, located at 35 Main Street North in downtown Hutchinson. Crow River Wellness will have a variety of practitioners, anchored by Dr. Celeste Wherry, D.C. The center will include Dr. Wherry’s office, a naturopath, massage therapist, acupuncture therapist, lactacian, reiki practitioner and Tania’s Wellness Center.
Krueger can be reached at 320‐582‐0481 or find information on her website at www.taniaswellnesscorner.com.
“Tania has done an excellent job planning for her business expansion, which will better serve the majority of her customers in the Hutchinson area,” said SWIF Microenterprise Program Coordinator Berny Berger.
Proceeds from the loan will be used to purchase equipment and inventory. SWIF’s Microenterprise Loan Program offers loans of up to $35,000 for starting or expanding for‐profit small businesses located within the 18 counties of southwest Minnesota. This program also now serves Wright, Carver and southern Stearns counties.
In addition to financing, SWIF provides free technical assistance to all clients who have received a loan through the Microenterprise Program for the life of the loan. SWIF staff and business consultants provide one‐to‐one business planning, accounting, marketing and other training opportunities that will help entrepreneurs succeed in their venture. SWIF’s Microenterprise Loan Program receives funding assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture.