Small Business Profile: Float On
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Over time the health benefits of sensory reduced environments have become abundantly clear. They've also seen commercial success in niche markets. This brings us to today. Float on HQ boasts itself to be the largest float tank center in the United States. A quickly implemented business strategy established by owners Graham & Quinn developed into a passion-fueled small business inspired to share the float experience amongst the community. Why should floating be shared amongst our community, you ask? Let me tell you about my experience at Float On.
First, I set an appointment through their website at floathq.com. When I show up to the appointment, I have the luxury of choosing between two float pools, which is perfect, as being a 6'5'' tall man I need the room to stretch out. I rinse off in the provided shower (which is located in the same room) and then jump in the densely concentrated epsom salt bath and immediately float to the surface. The light is conveniently controlled by a large button within arm's reach of the pool. Lights out! I sit in silence floating above water in complete darkness.
Back to Reality
As you leave your float tank you may experience a floating feeling similar to the one you get when you step off of a treadmill after a long run. This feeling lasted a few days for me. The effects also included a blissful grin that could not be erased from my face. Suffice it to say I enjoyed my experience at Float on HQ and appreciate the hard work and efforts by the Float On staff to make this the most luxurious experience it could be. I encourage you to stop by and get your float on.
Related Slideshow: Oregon Business Rankings in US
See how Oregon stacked up against the other states in the U.S.
Oregon gets a C+ for small business friendliness from Thumbtack, in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation.
According to the ranking:
Overall friendliness C+
Ease of starting a business B
Ease of hiring D+
Health & safety D
Employment, labor & hiring D
Tax code D+
Training & networking programs B+
Oregon has been ranked as the 2nd most eco-friendly state in the country, according to a recent study by WalletHub.
Oregon ranks eighth in environmental quality and first in Eco-Friendly Behaviors landing them in second overall.
Oregon is behind Vermont and ahead of New York and Minnesota who land in the third and fourth spots respectively.
Small Business Friendliness Grade: C+
The Economist grades states on an A+ to F grading scale for its small business climate. Oregon is one of 4 states that earned a "C+"
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