Thinking about opening a sports massage business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Business Plan Mechanics for Sports Massage Businesses
Haven't created a business plan for your sports massage business yet? You could be in big trouble.
At Gaebler, we advise new business owners to keep your business plan simple. Ultimately, your business plan is intended to be a resource for you, the business owner.
As your company matures, you can circle back to your business plan to make revisions and adjustments.
Long before you open a sports massage business in your area, it's a good idea to find out how many competitors you have. We've provided the link below to help you find competitors nearby. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of sports massage businesses in your community.
Is the local market large enough to support another sports massage business? If not, you had better be sure that you are doing things much better than the competition.
Talk to People Who Are Already in the Business
If you are interested in starting a sports massage business, it's a wise move to talk to somebody who is already in the business. Local competitors are not going to give you the time of day, mind you. What's in it for them?
Fortunately, somebody who runs a sports massage business outside of your community may be more than happy to give you a few tips, as long as they don't view you as a competitive threat. Many business owners are happy to give advice to new entrepreneurs. Our estimate is that you may have to contact many business owners to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.
Where do you find somebody who runs a sports massage business outside of your area who is willing to talk?
It's easy. Here's a link you can use to find a mentor outside of your area.
Why You Should Buy (Instead of Start) a Sports Massage Business
It's no secret that entrepreneurs have a strong impulse to build companies from the ground up.
But from a business and financial perspective, it may make more sense to leverage an existing sports massage business as your vehicle for world domination.
Most notably, a sports massage business includes more than just assets - a brand identity and customer base come with the keys to the front door. And that's not to mention the fact that a purchase let's you avoid the trial-and-error mistakes that are common in startups.
Franchising May Be a Better Way to Go
You should know that your odds of surviving in business are greatly increased if you purchase a franchise and benefit from the prior work of others and their lessons learned.
Before you get too far along in your plan to open a sports massage business, you ought to assess whether franchise opportunities in your space might make sense for you.
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.
These additional resources regarding getting started as an entrepreneur may be of interest to you.
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