April 17, 2014  
 
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Starting a Naturopathic Clinic

Launching a naturopathic clinic is a rewarding experience as long as you separate yourself from the competition. We provide a friendly, comprehensive guide to give you a jump-start on planning for your business.

Wondering how to start a naturopathic clinic? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Creating a Business Plan for a Naturopathic Clinic

One of the worst mistakes you can make as a small business owner is to launch your company without having written a business plan.

A good business plan defines the game plan. If you don't have a business plan, your leadership will be handicapped, choosing short-term opportunities at the expense of long-term benefits.

Before you make another business decision and before you start writing a business plan, you need to create a mission statement. From there, you can begin to build on it with goals, budget estimates, marketing plans and other elements that are typically found in startup business plans.

Consider Competitors

Well in advance of opening a naturopathic clinic within your community, it's a good idea to find out what the competition looks like. Try our link below to get a list of local competitors in your city. Complete the form by entering your city, state and zip code to get a list of naturopathic clinics that are close by.

If there's too much competition, it may be wise to consider starting the business in a less competitive marketplace.

Finding a Non-Competitive Business Mentor

Once you've finished assessing the competion, it's a wise move to talk to somebody who is already in the business. If you think your local competitors will give you advice, you're being overoptimistic. What's in it for them?

Thankfully, an owner of a a naturopathic clinic outside of your community may be more than happy to give you a few tips, provided that you won't be directly competing with them. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice with you. In my experience, you may have to call ten business owners in order to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

How do you find an owner of a naturopathic clinic in another community?

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

Benefits of Buying a Naturopathic Clinic

On a percentage basis, more entrepreneurs intend to enter naturopathic clinic ownership through a startup than through a business purchase. But the harsh reality is that startup naturopathic clinics experience a high failure rate compared to entrepreneurs who buy existing naturopathic clinics.

There are a lot of factors that need to be considered in buying vs. starting a business. By buying a profitable naturopathic clinic, you'll shorten the amount of time it takes to achieve a return on your investment because you'll have the advantage of a proven operation and an existing customer base.

Consider Franchising

The odds of achieving your primary goal of surviving in business increase if you go the franchising route and benefit from the prior work of others and their lessons learned.

If you are thinking about opening a naturopathic clinic, a smart move is to investigate whether there are good franchise opportunities available that might simplify your entering the business.

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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