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There are so many types of massage therapy businesses that could benefit from a financial business plan, businesses like body massage, Shiatsu, and even massage schools. Massage for men and for couples have become increasingly popular the past few years too.
As an experienced therapist, you know that creating the right atmosphere for your clients is essential. You may know too that you need some financial assistance getting there. And that's where we come in. We help pros like you develop a business plan equal to the professionalism of your business, one that your banker or investor will take seriously.
Getting a massage table and going from home to home truly doesn't take a lot of investment, and is not the kind of project for which you will want to create a business plan, no matter what type of massage you specialize in.
But there is another type of massage business, one that has a retail location with specialized equipment and build out. It could have one masseuse, or many. The trick is that you aren't likely to finance the second without being able to show considerable success with the first.
Bankers thrive on success. "Start ups" don't fit into their vocabulary. So to succeed with your own established location, be ready to fully document your successes to date. That documentation might include
If this is the bank that has watched your bank account grow, great. You are halfway there.
Be sure, too, to devote considerable effort in developing your market plan, specifying where your clients will come from, and how you will reach them. No one doubts that you are a good masseuse, but they need to be convinced that you are also a good business person.
Then, when you are ready, grab a copy of the 7 Step Massage Therapy Business Plan:
Your business plan for massage therapy will be as unique as your business. Perhaps it will focus on Swedish massage, Sports massage, or any other of dozens of style. No matter what your style, here are the components you need to make your business plan for massage therapy successful:
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Lulee (Palm Springs, CA)
When I first talked with my banker he thought I was a hooker. Honest. That is what "massage parlor" meant to him. So I changed the name to a "Swedish Massage Center", wrote a real business plan and tried again. He took me a lot more seriously this time, but he still wants to see a three year track record before lending -- one more year to go.
We have been very successful in capturing corporate clients for our chair massages and foot massages. At first I did it alone, but now I've got four massage therapists working for me, and a full time marketing person. I am thinking about turning this into a franchise, and money has really been on my mind.
Exactly what I needed!
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