She's the owner of Illume Wellness Spa located in downtown Stratford. She opened Illume Wellness Spa in February of 2019 with hopes of sharing her Scandinavian Heritage while also sharing her passion of making people feel good and relaxed.
Illume Wellness Spa became involved with the Perth Community Futures Development Corporation after being recommended by peers and other small business owners in Stratford. Elsa worked closely with Alex Toll, Perth CFDC Business Analyst, and said it was an awesome experience to have his help throughout the whole lending process.
When asked how the CFDC has helped her business, she explained that the funding she received allowed for her to renovate her spa and eventually expand her spa into a two-storey, full service spa. The CFDC also reached out to her during the height of the pandemic to ensure that her and her employees were doing okay and asked if they needed any further assistance.
A tip that Elsa would give new business is owners is to be patient, take your time, and to enjoy all the wins throughout the experience of opening your business! Be sure to check out Illume Wellness Spa, located downtown Stratford for all your spa needs.