October 23, 2014  
 
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Starting a Naturopathic Physician Practice

These tips are ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a naturopathic physician practice. Read this advice before you open up shop.

Wondering how to start a naturopathic physician practice? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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How to Write a Top Quality Naturopathic Physician Practice Business Plan

A business plan is the skeletal framework for your naturopathic physician practice's mission, goals and strategic vision.

In contemporary business culture, business plans are also litmus tests used by external interests to assess real world viability and marketability.

For the sake of accuracy, you'll want to educate yourself about how to write the market analysis section of a business plan. While a robust market analysis can be a selling point for a naturopathic physician practice startup, weak market research is a sure giveaway for a business that hasn't invested adequate effort in planning.

Investigate the Competition

Prior to launching a naturopathic physician practice in your town, it's worthwhile to determine how many competitors you have. We've provided the link below to help you find competitors near you. After clicking on the link, type in your city, state and zip code to get a list of naturopathic physician practices near you.

Gain a knowledge of how existing firms have positioned themselves in the marketplace, and then design your business in a way that sets you apart from the others.

Getting Advice from Experienced Entrepreneurs

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. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?

However, a fellow entrepreneur who has started a naturopathic physician practice outside of your community will be much more likely to talk with you, once they realize that you are not going to directly compete with them in their community. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.

How do you go about finding somebody who runs a naturopathic physician practice on the other side of the country to talk to?

It's easy. Here's a link you can use to find a mentor outside of your area.

Entry Options for Naturopathic Physician Practices

There are two ways would-be entrepreneurs can gain entry to naturopathic physician practice ownership: A startup or a business purchase.

Startup naturopathic physician practices can be attractive because they allow the entrepreneur to have more control and greater influence. Yet startups are also more difficult to finance because their nature is inherently risky.

Acquired naturopathic physician practices are known quantities - and are less risky for lenders. Although buying a business doesn't guarantee success, it substantially increases your odds of obtaining financing and achieving profitability.

Don't Rule Out Franchising

Recognize that your chances of avoiding failure in business are substantially improved if you decide to franchise instead of doing it all on your own.

Before starting a naturopathic physician practice, you may want to determine whether franchising 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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