First comes the bright idea, then the daunting question, “Where do I begin?” While starting and building a business can be the most challenging experience, it’s also the most rewarding, and we want to be there every step of the way (if you’ll let us). So, before you dive into signing a lease at a studio somewhere, take a look at our suggestions to consider before opening your wellness business in the upcoming year. Everyone loves a “do’s and don’ts” list after all.
Become obsessed with your craft
Yoga, massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture—whatever it may be, finding passion in your craft is a great starting point because those feelings will present themselves on a day-to-day basis, especially in front of clients and staff. And not to say that you don’t already, but it’ll also allow you to help others to the fullest while being a part of something so worthwhile.
Draft an amazing mission statement
A mission statement stands in front of the line when it comes to establishing business goals and objectives. It’s your guide, your statement of purpose. And it’s then that you’ll be able to start developing bigger and more strategic plans to get the ball rolling. The Huffington Post says, “Once you know exactly what your mission is—you need to breathe, eat, and sleep it. You need to exude this to your employees, customers, and colleagues.”
Get your finances in order
This is a big one. Before talking numbers, some questions to consider are, “Do I need to pay off any debt?” or “Do I have enough emergency savings just in case?” We may not know your situation, but we can say this is an easy step if you take the proper precautions. You can start by reviewing your funds, paying attention to weak spots, and speaking with a finance professional.
Spend too much money on nonsense
Have you thought about investing in fancy materials to go along with your new business? It seems like a match made in heaven, but it’s not necessary to splurge on things like company t-shirts, ornate furniture, business cards, even cutting-edge technology right now. That will come with time. Instead, your main focus and priority should be on sales!
End relationships at checkout
A business management program like HealingRadiusPro keeps track of important information so that you can surprise clients with gratitude when they least expect it, like saying happy birthday or happy anniversary. You can also stay in touch through emails and special notifications. That will definitely help build and strengthen your relationships with them!
Stop at the first sign of trouble
Entrepreneur Magazine gives great advice in starting a business by stating, “Success doesn’t happen overnight and as soon as you let that sink in, you’re a step ahead of most.” It’s true—it won’t be an easy ride as life isn’t easy, but your strength, dedication, and motivation will see you through. Don’t give up!
Like we can end this subject without talking about HealingRadiusPro. We had mentioned earlier that we want to be by your side every step of the way. That means serving as your ultimate business management guide. After you launch, visit HealingRadius.com to claim your business and gain access to a wide variety of helpful tools, such as staff management and contact management. We’re ready when you are!
Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.