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Foot and Nail Care: Starting a Business

Thursday, October 15, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
The Florian Gardens

2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire, WI  54703


Highlights of the Program - Video

To learn what it takes to run a foot and nail business, please watch our video.

If you are interested in a career change that will allow freedom and flexibility in your schedule or you would like to supplement your income – Consider starting your own foot and nail care business

Take the first steps to starting your business and join us for this informational workshop. You will hear from a Foot and Nail Care specialist, small business entrepreneurs and current foot and nail care business owners. Learn how to start your business with a local business entrepreneur who will guide you through the process of developing your lean start up plan. Gather tips and tricks to strengthen your business during our panel discussion, where you will hear from current professionals in the field as they answer questions and share best practices. 

You will walk away from this course with the confidence to take the next steps to enhance your career in foot and nail care. And much more…

  • Explore nursing entrepreneurship and healthcare innovation
  • Learn how to develop a lean start up plan
  • Determine insurance and Medicare processing solutions
  • Discuss the marketing and promotion of your business
  • Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and great conversation with current business owners and other professionals in nursing and foot and nail care

Who Should Attend

Past, current and future RN/LPNs who have attended the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses program or other RN/LPNs who have an interest in developing their own foot and nail care business.

$69 Fee Includes:

The course instruction, course materials, and refreshments.

CEUs; Contact Hours

Contact Hours will be awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education / UW-Extension. Participants will receive 3.0 education hours for completing the course.


Introduction by Tara Beuscher, DNP, RN-C, APNP, GCNS-BC, ANP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Charlottesville, VA.
Dr. Beuscher, an Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in Wound, Ostomy and Continence care with the University of Virginia Health System, brings a wealth of teaching and clinical experience in foot and nail care. She has been teaching foot and nail care since 1991 and has taught the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses course in Eau Claire for over fifteen years. For a complete bio, please see the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses page.

Luke Kempen, BBA, CPA

Mr. Kempen serves as the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Luke possesses extensive business experience in the areas of finance and accounting, leadership, strategic planning, project management and human resources. He also has direct experience with business startup, marketing, business planning and business sale/transition.

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Accommodations for Disabilities

Betty Adsit, Power of AND, Foot and Nail Care Education for Nurses
Betty Adsit is a nurse who owns her own foot and nail care business, Healing Feet, LLC. She attended both Foot and Nail programs in October, 2013.

Betty Adsit, RN has a passion for helping others, volunteering, and working with the senior population. After relocating to Eau Claire, Wisconsin with her husband and two children, she wanted to take some time to find her true niche in health care – and one that would allow  more time with family and friends. Betty did some research and found the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses program. She quickly realized it would provide skills and knowledge that would transfer to all areas of health care and set her apart professionally. While starting her own business was never her plan, she also decided to take the Foot and Nail Care: How to Start and Run Your Own Business class just to develop her general business skills.

After taking both courses, Betty was encouraged, energized and ready to take the next step. Today, she has started a small business in foot and nail care, and hopes one day to expand. The flexibility she has with her own small business allows her to be everything she wants to be personally and professionally.

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