The gift of selling massage gift certificates

Massage Gift Certificate

Selling massage gift certificates can help to get you new clients as well as providing a influx of cash especially though holidays like Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. There are some things that you need to know about selling gift certificates that can help you take advantage of the holidays to help build your […]

Massage Business Basics

Understanding Massage Business Basics will help you in creating a strong foundation for your massage business.  Reading and learning everything you can about business will be an ongoing process and it will never end.  There is always something new to learn. Here are some of the business basics to get you started: Figure out Your […]

Raising your rates for massage

Raising your rates for massage can be an intimidating experience for massage therapists.  I recommend that you raise your rates every few years.  It is really a part of good self care while also just being a part of running a business. The cost of living goes up and your expenses go up each year […]

Massage Business Plans

Massage Business Plans

When starting a massage business you can start with a simple massage business plan to help you gather your thoughts and ideas about what you see for yourself and your massage business.  As a sole proprietor, doing this once a year or more if needed can help keep you on track for starting and building […]

Setting Your Massage Fees

Setting your massage fees is one of the most basic things yet the most complicated.  You want to set your fees low enough so that you will get a steady stream of clients but not too high that you are not affordable by most people.  You also want to be able to make a living, […]

Online Scheduling Software for Massage Therapists

Online Scheduling Software for Massage Therapists is an important tool for your massage business.  With online scheduling it frees up your time and lets clients book appointments directly from your website. There are so many different systems that is really difficult to choose.  You just have to start testing them one by one to see […]

Groupon or not to Groupon – that is the question.

Groupon/Group buying for massage therapists

Groupon and group buying is becoming the new online marketing tool for many companies.  The group buying process is offered by many companies like Groupon.com, livingsocial.com, amazon local and mycouponbuilder.com.  (There are also many others!)  Offering massage services through one of these companies can drive clients to your door but it can also be at […]

After the massage, there is the laundry

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Yes indeed,  Laundry is one of the biggest indicators that your massage business is going well.  I bet you didn’t know that doing laundry would be such a big part of doing massage!  I probably would have went into something else! Haha! Sheets are an important part of the process of the massage itself.  I […]

It is all in a massage business name

massage business names

Choosing a Massage business name requires careful thought and planning. Your name will carry with you for a long time even if you decide to change it.  I share an office space with someone who used to have the name -Swedish, Sports and Therapeutic Massage which she started in 1984.  Her business name has actually […]

Are you Ready to Start Your Massage Business?

Most massage therapists will eventually start their own business or some even start it right out of massage school.  Starting a massage business takes more than most people think.   If you are planning on starting a massage business in 2014 or anytime soon well start doing some planning first! Do you have enough in savings […]