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
Becoming a massage therapist can be an
appealing opportunity for you.
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 at home.
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 large corporations 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
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
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 success.
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 direction.
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.