April 24, 2014  
 
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These tips are perfect for those of you who hope to start an acupuncture and acupressure practice. Read this advice before you open up shop.

We've collected some pragmatic advice on how to go about starting an acupuncture and acupressure practice.
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Proven Strategies for Acupuncture and Acupressure Practice Business Plans

The idea of writing a business plan is intimidating to most aspiring acupuncture and acupressure practice owners. A good acupuncture and acupressure practice business plan, however, is a reality check that gauges your business instincts against hard industry numbers.

After the plan has been completed, its effectiveness will largely depend on what you do next.

To optimize the impact of your plan, it's important to consider a distribution strategy. Without exception, the most effective business plans also leverage an organized process for tracking business plan distribution.

Investigate Competitors

Before you open an acupuncture and acupressure practice in your town, it's a good idea to find out how many competitors you have. Try our link below to find competitors nearby. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of acupuncture and acupressure practices in your community.

How tough is the competition in the market you are considering? If the competition is too tough, you may need to think about starting the business in a different area or even start a completely different business instead.

Studying the Market

After you've evaluated your local competitors, it's a wise move to speak with somebody who is already in the business. It's very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. It'd be crazy for them to teach you the business.

But, a person who owns an acupuncture and acupressure practice in another town may be more than happy to give you a few tips, given that you don't compete with them in their area. Many business owners are happy to give advice to new entrepreneurs It can take a while to find an entrepreneur who is willing to talk, but it's well worth the effort.

Want the scoop on finding an acupuncture and acupressure practice owner who is willing to advise you because you live in different cities?

We can help. Follow the link below, try a few city/state combos or zipcodes, and then start calling!

Leveraging the Branding Benefits of an Acupuncture and Acupressure Practice Acquisition

Branding a new business takes time, resources and a lot of hard work. Given the choice, most new acupuncture and acupressure practice owners would prefer to buy an existing brand rather than invest the time and energy it takes to build a new brand.

To compensate, one of the techniques entrepreneurs use is to buy a business to get an established brand. As a startup, the best you can hope for is to gradually develop brand awareness over a period of months and years.

But by buying an acupuncture and acupressure practice that already has a strong brand identity, you can shorten the time requirements and reap brand benefits from the beginning of your ownership career.

Consider Franchising

Your chances of achieving the entrepreneurial goal of achieving your top business goals are much better when you join the ranks of franchisees and benefit from the prior work of others and their lessons learned.

Before opening an acupuncture and acupressure practice, a smart move is to determine whether there are good franchise opportunities available that might make your life much easier.

The link below gives you access to our franchise directory so you can see if there's a franchise opportunity for you. You might even find something that points you in a completely different direction.

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