Starting a business at age 21 is scary and nerve-racking, to say the least. You have no idea what you are doing and “literally, no money,” laughs Karla Thornton, owner of the New Bremen Massage Clinic.
That was more than 10 years ago and one-third of the business she has now. Since opening in 2007, Thornton has tripled her employee base and moved into a much larger space.
A Small Business Banking Partner
Thornton credits part of her business success to the guidance she and co-owner Linda Baker received from their first conversation with a Minster Bank business account representative.
“At age 21, they gave me a crash course in how to start a business,” she says. “We looked around at different options in small business loans, and Minster Bank, by far, was the most helpful.”
New Bremen Massage Clinic has grown from two part-time therapists and one treatment room to seven licensed massage therapists and three treatment rooms.
Located at 103 W. Monroe St. (State Route 274) in New Bremen, Ohio, massage services include relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, craniosacral therapy, Thai massage, lymphatic drainage, fertility massage, chair massage and more. The company also carries a variety of products for purchase online and in-store.
Professional Insight From Minster Bank
From setting up business accounts and credit card machine capabilities to federal business laws, Minster Bank representatives provided professional insight and step-by-step assistance.
“They took the time to sit down and talk with us. And still today, they know us by name,” Thornton said.
She noted she can count on Minster Bank for good advice and the banking services she needs for her business today and into the future.
Personalized Banking Services for Your Business’s Needs
Small or large, Minster Bank understands every business owner and every business has different needs. That’s why we offer a range of business banking services to meet your company’s needs.
• Business bill pay
• Payroll solutions
• Business succession planning
• Remote deposit capture
• Credit card and debit card assistance
• Online banking
• Retirement planning
• And more.
Whether you’re needing capital to increase inventory, finance retail space, purchase equipment or grow your business, Minster Bank offers a variety of financing tools to help you find the best fit for your business goals.