Augusta Business Daily

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Evans entrepreneurs overcome obstacles to build successful business

Three years ago, Dan and Michelle Finn opened their business in Evans, but just five weeks later, they were forced to close it, thanks to Covid.

The Finns own Sol Himalayan Salt Cave & Spa located at 7013 Evans Town Center Blvd., Suite 201 near the Columbia County Performing Arts Center. They will celebrate the business’s third anniversary on Friday, Feb. 17 with giveaways and desserts from Bottom Line Bakery & Café.

That day, other local businesses, such as The Salty Beaver Fine Bath Products and Sugar and Spice Cocktail Mixers, will also be there to serve Sol’s customers.

Their business provides a variety of wellness services, such as massages, facials, and halotherapy, which is also known as salt therapy. In the salt cave, they pump fine particles of salt into the room, which helps to promote better breathing and greater relaxation, among other health benefits.

Dan and Michelle Finn’s Sol Himalaya Salt Cave & Spa has been voted Best Spa in Columbia County for 3 years in a row.

The pandemic wasn’t the only obstacle the couple faced as they launched Sol.

“Two weeks after we signed the lease, we learned Michelle had breast cancer,” Dan said. “But we overcame that hurdle, and she is now cancer-free.”

Prior to starting the business, the Finns both worked in corporate jobs but quit to focus on getting their building ready to open.

“So here were are, three years later with a unique and thriving business, and we couldn’t be happier,” he said. “The community has supported us through some serious obstacles, and we are forever grateful.”

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