Today Is National Boss’ Day
For all the brave men and women out there that dared to be bold enough to start their own business, we salute you!
Today I would like to acknowledge the woman that had the vision to start our company. Lisa Blaurock is the founder of 5Strands Affordable testing. After working with her husband in a very successful roofing business and two children later, she was struggling with her weight. She eventually decided to have the lap band surgery done. While finally losing weight, she started to develop what the Doctors thought were complications from the lap band. The recommendation was to remove the band. She went ahead with the removal, but the symptoms did not go away and the weight started creeping back on. Another Doctor suggested Allergy/Intolerance testing that would cost $850! Desperate for answers, she went ahead with the testing and found out she was gluten and dairy intolerant among lots of other things. She immediately eliminated all the items that she was intolerant to and all of the symptoms (heartburn, burping, upset stomach) she was experiencing started to go away. All of the issues she was having were from the food she was eating for years.
Several months later, one of her daughters that was a college athlete was complaining of a constant stomach ache and bloating. Lisa knew that she should be tested for intolerances also but did not want to spend another $850! She did some research and found another lab that would do the same type of tests for $250. After her daughter’s results were received, they found out she was gluten and dairy intolerant also!
The second daughter started complaining about similar symptoms and Lisa said there has got to be a cheaper way for these tests to be done. After long hours of research, she found a lab that was willing to partner with her in selling the test at an affordable price. Not really looking to start a new business but rather looking forward to retirement, she was actually pushed by a 22 year old family friend into starting this business to help other people that are in a similar situation. That is how Affordable Allergy Test was created. After several months of successfully selling the test for humans, people were asking about getting their pets tested. Being a pet parent to 4 dogs and 3 cats, it was natural that the next test would be geared towards pets. Hence the making of Affordable Pet Test.
Affordable Pet Test has taken on a life of its own. It has changed the lives of so many pets and her long term goal is to provide tests for shelters and rescue groups in order to help the pets with skin and allergy issues to get adopted.
It has been truly amazing to watch the growth and the inspiration that Lisa has provided to her employees and to others during this journey. We all can not wait to see what else she has in store for us all.
CONGRATULATION LISA ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HAPPY BOSS’ DAY!!
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