Starting a Massage Therapy Business
Welcome to Step 4 where we take you through the process of going out on your own and launching a successful independent massage business!
There are many reasons for starting a massage therapy business. You may be an experienced massage therapist who is tired of making money for other people. Your reputation may be growing and your client list is keeping you in demand. Maybe you are new to massage and don't like the idea of working for somebody else.
All of these are good reasons for starting a massage therapy business. It's a big step and it can seem very frightening to give up a steady pay check for the uncertainty of running your own business. There is lots to learn. Everything from taxes to accounting. But rather than getting overwhelmed, this step tries to break down all you need to know into one simple guide.
We will be covering topics such as:
* How Do I know I am Ready?
* Writing a Business Plan
* Should you buy a Massage franchise?
* Marketing Plan
* Pricing Strategy
* Massage Legal Issues
* Tax Planning
* Massage Liability Insurance
* Massage Equipment
* Business Software
* Financing your start up Massage business
How Do I know if I am Ready?
The most powerful indicator that you are ready to start your own massage therapy business is... Your Client's Will Ask You To.
After working as a therapist for a while you will build up a steady group of repeat clients. These are the ones that you want to get to know and make sure they are always happy. Because they are going to be the clients that follow you to your new private practice.
So If your appointment book fills up quickly with clients that ask for you by name, you will know it is time.
You might also reach the point in your life where you just can't work another day at your job. You need to work for yourself even if it means earning less money. If this sounds like you, you are a prime candidate for starting a massage therapy business.
How do you Know you are Ready to Start your Massage Business?
Have you started your own massage therapy business? Tell us how you knew you were ready and How you did it.
Are you considering starting your own massage practice? Share your plan with the massage community and get feedback.
Massage Therapy Business Discussions
See what other massage therapists are saying about starting their own massage therapy business. Read, rate and share tips!
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I KNOW its time for me to start my business because I am so over making a percentage of what Im worth! Some say its better to work for a busy spa because …
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I have been certified since 2003 but i was also working as an entertainer and i did not have the time to build the proper clientele, work nights and take …
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Here's a couple tips that I found useful when starting your own massage business, as I found myself in this position quite a few years ago. It all starts …
You Know You're Ready When..... Not rated yet
You've finished school, you're practicing with a few others at a local business or practice. You've learned a bit about scheduling and handling different …
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I knew that I was ready to expand my informal massage practice when I began making more money at it than at my part-time job. I had a regular list of …
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Honestly, you should not even consider starting your own massage business until you consider 2 factors.
First, do you have the experience to be comfortable …
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