Chronic Profit

Chronic Profit

Building Your Small Business While Managing Persistent Pain

Alison Tedford


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How are you supposed to “hustle” when you hurt all the time? Are you suffering from growing pains in your business and ongoing pain in your life? If you’re struggling to run a business while dealing with pain, you’re not alone. Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 people and while it can be a challenge, it doesn’t mean you can’t be successful. Your journey will just look different. In Chronic Profit: Building a Business While Managing Persistent Pain, you will learn how to use this simple but effective framework to grow your business even when pain presents. You’ll learn to: • Systematize, simplify and delegate • Reframe your limitations, reimagine your processes, and refuel with self-care • Release guilt, embrace tough feelings and find joy You’ll also hear from entrepreneurs just like you about how they make things work when their body has other plans. Learn from a Future of Work thought leader about how you can leverage advances in technology and work culture to get more done and build a company you can be proud of even when you feel like the odds are stacked against you. The message in this comprehensive resource for business owners with chronic pain is that you can do it, and you aren’t alone. You don’t have to “hustle” or “grind” to make Chronic Profits. There’s a better way and this book will help you find it!


Alison Tedford:
Tedford has been struggling with chronic pain for a number of years as a result of her diagnosis of joint hypermobility syndrome (Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.) She has appeared on Sick Biz Buzz and Mom Camp podcasts to discuss life as an entrepreneur with chronic pain. She has also been a patient advocate with Pain BC in their collaborative care consultation and they have shared her content in the past. Tedford is an advocate for health issues, historically around mental health, serving as a Shoppers Drug Mart ambassador for their Run for Women and in-store fundraising events, and also around Indigenous health issues, having presented at a regional nursing conference on disparities in health experiences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women.