Are you looking to organize your massage therapy business so you can succeed in 2015? The start of a brand new year is a great time to get your business headed in a more positive direction! Here are some tips to add to your New Year’s resolution list to help get your massage therapy business in top shape for 2015.
Protect your business. Do you have enough insurance? You need insurance to protect your business, and you, from loss. Just a few insurances that you should ask your agent about include fire, theft, vandalism insurance, worker’s compensation, and liability insurance.
Make payments easier. Do you accept credit cards from clients? In this day and age, many people do not carry cash with them, and even fewer carry a checkbook. Upgrade your payment system so that you can accept both credit and debit cards from clients. Accepting credit cards is as easy as installing an app on your phone to process cards.
Stock up on supplies. Do you have enough supplies on hand for your appointments? Save by buying massage therapy supplies in bulk so you always have what you need. You may also want to consider stocking, and displaying, some products that clients may want to purchase for use at home.
Be a lifetime learner. Continually learn about new massage techniques, tips, and practices, both online and in the classroom. Yes, you need certain renewal certification classes every year, but it is also helpful to both your practice, and your clients, for you to be knowledgeable about the latest massage news, techniques and breakthroughs.
Seek a mentor. Do you know someone in your field that you respect? Chances are, that person can be of help to you in sharing his or her business experience in the field. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance and suggestions. That person may even be a former teacher or co-worker.
Take your business skills to the next level. Consider enrolling in an online and/or community college course to learn more about how to run a business. If you don’t have previous business experience prior to starting your own massage practice, or have been out of the business world for a period of time, you can benefit from learning business management skills. Staying up-to-date on computer software and business practices will help your business succeed.
Market yourself. Do you have a website? How about social media? Get the word out about your business so that your client list grows! Make connections in the local community to gain referrals to your practice.
Make booking appointments easy. Add an appointment button to your website. Allow clients to book their next massage online. This allows clients, at any time of the day or night, to schedule their next therapy session with you.
Incorporating just a few of these tips can help to get your massage therapy business more organized and profitable in 2015!