Why Small Businesses Matter in Stamford: Spiritual Guidance by Shayra

Why Small Businesses Matter

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You're IT Spiritual Guidance by Shayra!

Three questions with Shayra Segarra, founder of Spiritual Guidance by Shayra.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business 4 years ago because I was going to other spiritual advisors who were not accurate and were guiding me down wrong paths. I have a mental health background and I feel that you should hold yourself in high regard when you’re guiding someone to make healthy choices. Some people don’t have family, friends, or therapists who they can confide in and end up consulting psychics and tarot readers who end up being dishonest. What sets me apart is that I encourage my clients to not depend on me solely, and to really empower themselves and look within for the answers they seek.

I provide them the tools by showing them a reflection of the answers they already hold within themselves. I consider myself a spiritual guidance counselor of sorts. Essentially, I feel like everyone could use a little spirituality in their lives especially during such trying, stressful times. My mission is to empower and encourage people despite their situations or adversities. I also speak for myself when I say that people oftentimes just want to be heard and understood.

This work is very personal and dear to me because through every individual that I come across, I learn facets of my own being. I aspire to be an earthly messenger and beacon of hope. I just want to spread as much positivity and light to the community by being of service to others.

What is your best-selling product/service?

My best selling services are my fortune-telling services for events and parties. I have been doing corporate and private events throughout NYC and Westchester County formerly. I love connecting and networking with people at these events.

Guests are sometimes amazed at how accurate I can be while just providing entertainment for an event. I treat each guest as if they were a personal client. I also offer personal readings and events are a great way to extend my clientele further.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

I have reimagined my business this year by incorporating more of a social media presence. I can read for people of all ages and this is a great way to expand and reach the younger generation. Growing up I felt that spirituality was boring as I did not know then how useful it could be while dealing with some very tough situations.

My teenage son is always asking me for card readings and was the one who encouraged me to get on Tik Tok. I provide general mini readings for free weekly and full readings biweekly on my sites as well as offering words of encouragement daily. I received certification earlier this year as a spiritual life coach and I also established an online shop of items geared for clients who need help on their spiritual journey.

Shayra would like to nominate The Funky Hippie to be featured next!

Visit Spiritual Guidance by Shayra online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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