Your hands are those of a healer.
Becoming a massage therapist and starting a massage therapy business
takes work. Someone once said, "if you can imagine it, you can
make it happen."
You have a special gift
To make it happen, you need information and a strategy.....a
Business Plan. Make this a job that fits around your lifestyle
instead of your life having to play second best to the job you’re
in! As with any business, a BUSINESS PLAN is needed so that you can
enjoy a prosperous gain from your skills.
Becoming a massage therapist can be an appealing opportunity for
Benefits of a home-based business might offer you a diversion or
change from the present position you are in.
Perhaps it is the freedom of being in charge, doing things your
way and not being tied down.
Success enables you to save money on the side and gives you more
freedom of time to spend with your family or care for your children
The demand is a growing industry. People of all
ages and socio-economic classes enjoy the services of a massage
therapist. As a therapist, you could work at home (or with an
established place of business).
As a massage therapist, you have the flexibility to offer your
services by appointments scheduled around your lifestyle. Your
potential earning power could be up to $40 and $75 per hour.
With this specialized skill you give of yourself and help others
reduce stress, gain relief from pain and help others relax and enjoy
life. As a trained and licensed massage therapist, your
opportunities might include offering services in your home,
providing services in the homes of your clients or contracting with
and businesses already established. You might even work as a
partner with a psychologist, a chiropractor, at a battered women's
shelter or rape crisis center or offer services to those in
high-stress level jobs.
Blueprint toward Success
The handbook of checklists, forms and worksheets are
for those seeking how to best launch their massage therapy
business--a Business Plan approach. Its an assessment of your
abilities, resources and your expectations in running a business. It
also takes you to the level of sitting down to draft out a formal
business plan that includes the necessary elements.
It also includes information on hosting an open house or other
social promotionals. The elements needed in writing a business plan
will help you think "profit" and provides you with a road map.
I've learned that 'the answers are not far away and
sometimes right before you. You can obtain oodles of information,
modifiable forms, business templates and gain knowledge needed for a
reasonable cost. Some people pay hundreds of dollars, yet apply your
monies toward product and getting your business started
...the main goal is:
to run it more like a business and less like a hobby
With this focus, you (as any other business minded person) will need
to analyze your business prospects and draft a viable business plan
that will keep you in business! Obtaining the necessary training and
licensure requirements by your State is the right direction. Forming
a business with this training is what keeps you focused towards
The business information that you may be
searching for right now should compliment the ideas you probably
already have about the types of services you want to offer. You may
even be planning to start a business in partnership with a friend or
family member who offers a compatible service or trade.
......more people are turning homeward to
make a living
A business plan is important when determining the management and
marketing strategies of your business. A market analysis is also
important. The elements needed in a business plan are needed for any
business type that you are considering.
If you are currently working for someone else, you may want to build
your plan for future initiation or start part-time. On the other
hand, if you're seeking a venture to start on now, you have a lot to
set up. Either way, a project of this nature requires hard work and
commitment on your part so you need to study your options first and
make a business plan.
Use the start-up kit below to help motivate you in getting
started......design your working business plan and explore your
The business start-up plan section is formatted as
self-directed home study, to be completed at your own pace. PLUS!
The information is formatted for digital convenience in Microsoft
Word or RTF for Mac users. This means that the format is printable
and modifiable unlike some programs (and books) that use PDF formats
that are NOT modifiable for your needs.
The package includes charting methodology using SOAPE
and includes tips for charting. This is a vital need for
those who want to offer services for insurance carriers.
For insurance claim purposes, client records and other
progress needs, insurance companies will require that
you maintain a professional record keeping system.
Setting goals & Building Elements for a Massage Therapy
Equipment and supply List
Marketing Your Business
How to hold an open house & Plan social events with
Payment Processing and Money Management
Charting Methodology formatting
Sample Biz Plan
EXTRA BONUS: Having an Online
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