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Episode 54

From Malaysia to Australia: How Dr Jace Tan Travelled the World and Built a Successful Brick & Mortar Business.

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Jace Tan
Chiropractor and boss

Dr Jace holds post-graduate certifications in both sports & paediatric fields.

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

This entrepreneur podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

WE SPEAK TO: Jace Tan 

Doctor Jace Tan is the founder of Tan Chiro – a leading chiropractor in north Brisbane

Sometimes we interview founders of multinational companies, and sometimes we interview solopreneurs or people who are not necessarily global but are still killing it in business nonetheless. I think we can definitely learn from both.

So if you’re at a standstill in life at the moment and are looking for some kind of inspiration of what to do, or if you’re looking for tips on how to start and operate a growing brick-and-mortar business – this episode will be useful for you.

Today we’re interviewing a dear friend of mine who decided to leave the rat race to do her own thing. But her journey to get there wasn’t the easiest and it wasn’t necessarily the most linear. And based on our chats in the past, her taking time off to travel around the world had a lot to do with her successes today.

She was going to do medicine like a good Asian daughter, but when she did an internship at Gleneagles in KL, she had this nagging feeling that ‘surely there’s something else she could help people with before their health deteriorated to this level’ and went into chiro instead.

After her travels, she worked as an associate in a number of practices around Brisbane before finally deciding to go and do her own thing.

Starting from a small space north of Brisbane, she’s had to quickly upgrade to a much bigger location and now has a small team helping her with this immense growth – all within a year. She also has a long list of loyal clients, which is a great indicator of the quality of what she offers. 

Welcome to the show, Jace! 

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Jace’s background and experience in Australia 
  • The biggest culture shock of moving from Malaysia to Australia
  • Travel experience 
  • Crazy experience in Mongolia
  • Working experience as a chiropractor
  • Challenges of being a woman in the industry
  • What made Jace decide to establish Tan Chiro
  • Skepticism about the legitimacy of chiropractors and how Tan Chiro overcomes the challenge 
  • Recommendation on exercise to improve productivity
  • Challenges and failures when setting up Tan Chiro
  • Our review and summary of Bob Iger’s Ride of a Lifetime (our YouTube version here

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