Janice DaCosta, CEO of F.A.M.E Healthy Living is our newest featured Woman in Business

Tell us about your business
F.A.M.E Healthy Living is a nutrition business focused on a holistic approach to helping individuals with Lifestyle and Weight Management.  (F.A.M.E stands for Feeding. Affirmations. Mentally & Expressively). I work with clients on Weight and Lifestyle Management by creating Affirmation Meal Plans. These meal plans are customized per client, based on their age, weight, height and gender, in addition to their desired health goals. The affirmation meal plans are a compilation of positive affirmations and customized meals based on the appropriate macronutrient levels per client. The affirmations provided with the meal plans allow individuals to express self-love and positivity towards themselves. This plays a key role in creating that positive holistic balance within the Mind, Body & Soul, thus accelerating the clients health goals.

Please tell us what being a business owner means to you and why you became an entrepreneur in the first place?
Being a business owner means having full creative control and authority to build something meaningful and to create economic independence.  I became an entrepreneur to create services and products that positively impacts lives.

What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why? 
David Wolfe has been my greatest influence in my approach to my Nutrition business. David Wolfe is the world’s top authority on natural healing, organic nutrition and superfoods. His promotion of pseudoscientific ideas to alternative medicine really made me think outside the box to services I offer. This led me to come up with providing Affirmation Meal Plans to my clients.

What would you say is your greatest professional accomplishment to date? 

My greatest professional accomplishment to date would be becoming Certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and later obtaining my Board Certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner.

What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to our readers?
The best advice I received in business is to know the key element in growing a business is to develop Patience and Persistence. Also to find a way to stay focused, quiet out all the outside noise (competitors, social media likes, etc). I introduced to Yoga, Meditation and Reiki to help accomplish this and it has been life changing.

What has been the most effective marketing initiatives or programs you have used to promote your business?
The most effective marketing initiative I used is Facebook and Instagram promotion advertising.

What one thing have you learned as a small business owner that has served you well over the years?
I learned not to spread myself thin. Ask for help or hire help if needed.

Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you run your business?
When I first started out I was clueless on how to “BRAND” the business. FIVERR provides a world of branding resources at exceptional rates.

Do you have any new projects coming up? If so, please tell us about it.
New upcoming project- Vegan Cooking – Made Easy (ebook)

"Meet Woman in Business Janice DaCosta"What do you do for fun/relaxation?
Traveling, Boating and Nature Trails

What is the Number One Business Goal you plan to accomplish over the next year?
Creating a Meal Plan subscription service

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
That ideas and dreams can become your reality. You have to have a strong belief in yourself and your dream and there is no doubt that it will manifest for you.

What’s the best way for the readers of WE Magazine for Women to connect with you?
Website: www.famehealthyliving.com
Instagram: @famehealthyliving
Facebook: Fame Healthy Living