Today we’d like to introduce you to Dawn Tyler.
Hi Dawn, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I am Dawn R. Tyler, MSN, RN, a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and master’s degree in Nursing Informatics. Professionally I serve as a Patient Care Coordinator at Kaiser Permanente. In addition to my full-time career, I have most recently joined the fight against COVID 19 by serving as a vaccination clinic nurse in various vaccination clinics in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. During my 23 years of service in the healthcare field, I served in numerous areas, including, health department, geriatric, emergency care, and
I am the owner of B-Side Hydration, A Wellness Co. B-Side Hydration is a premiere client- centered company providing IV vitamin therapy in the comfort of clients’ homes. I started B-Side Hydration to empower people towards increasing their optimal level of health. Some benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy are increased energy levels, deeper level of hydration, relief from symptoms of hangover, treating nutrient deficiencies, optimize athletic performance, weight-loss, immunity boosting, decreases anxiety while promoting relaxation, better sleep, and mood balance. B-Side Hydration also provided health education to empower clients to better advocate for themselves.
Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
No road in business is smooth, LOL. I take each struggle as a lesson and not a loss. Some of the struggles I encountered were educating people on the importance of IV hydration and how to incorporate this into their lifestyle. Secondly, funding was a struggle because you do all the necessary steps to legitimize your business; however, where is the money to purchase the supplies. Lastly, marketing was another struggle because I did not understand how to get the word out about my business.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
B-Side Hydration is a premiere client-centered company where clients can relax in their home or the setting of their choice. We specialize in empowering our clients towards increasing their optimal level of health. Our team consists of committed and uniquely licensed professionals dedicated to improving your overall health and wellness. What sets us apart is that B-Side Hydration brings all services to the home and alternate-site settings. Also, over 30 years of health care experience centered around holistic and preventative wellness. We are known for providing exceptional services and educating our clients with the ability to advocate for themselves about healthcare. At B-Side Hydration, we offer an array of infusion services such as IV hydration, vitamins and antioxidants, energy cocktails, and vitamin B12 shots. Brand-wise, we are most proud that we service the Greater Baltimore area with our vision to promote safe, high-quality, and effective IV Hydration Therapy to all our clients.
Risk-taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
When you look up the definition of risk, the base of the meaning is “the possibility” of things turning out badly. Therefore without taking the risk of starting my business, I would not be where I am today. Without taking about risk, I would not have gone to nursing school to become a nurse. Life is about taking risks; however, if you fail from said risk, you must take that failure as a lesson towards improvement. I took a major risk opening a business in the middle of the pandemic and ensuring it thrived. Risk to me is challenging oneself towards a brighter future.
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