Sale!

Starting your own Business

£49.99 £29.99

Starting your own business as a therapist in the complementary healthcare or beauty industry can be a daunting prospect. Whether you’re striking out on your own as a self-employed therapist, setting up your own spa or clinic, or working for someone else, having great advice along the way is essential to your success. Our online course is designed to guide you through the process of setting up your own business, with advice on how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls. You’ll be able to make clear and informed decisions about your business strategy and start turning your passion into profit!

Online course only. Full course cost £49.99

Description

Course overview: 

Starting your own business as a therapist in the complementary healthcare or beauty industry can be a daunting prospect. Whether you’re striking out on your own as a self-employed therapist, setting up your own spa or clinic, or working for someone else, having great advice along the way is essential to your success. Our online course is designed to guide you through the process of setting up your own business, with advice on how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls. You’ll be able to make clear and informed decisions about your business strategy and start turning your passion into profit!

The course is written by experienced therapists David Haworth and Jo-Anna Coxall. Both authors have had varied careers and have both run their own highly successful complementary therapy business. They have drawn together their experiences to bring you this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily written for new therapists, just starting out on their own, but it is equally beneficial for those who have muddled through and wish to re-focus their attention and bring in more clients. It is put together for all types of therapists from energy therapists, massage therapists, beauty therapists, acupuncturists and coaches of all kinds; talking therapists including psychotherapists, counselors and hypnotherapists, homeopaths, naturopaths, herbalists and so on. If your business is complementary therapy or beauty therapy, this course is for you!

What does the course cover?

There are 5 modules to study, covering 31 topics in total:

  1. The business of being a Therapist
    1. What makes a good Therapist?
    2. Professional code and ethics
    3. Working as a mobile therapist
    4. Working self-employed
    5. Working on a cruise ship
    6. Renting space
    7. Working for a spa or salon
    8. Franchises
    9. Opening up your own spa or salon
  2. Business models & strategies
    1. Decisions, decisions, decisions
    2. Your business plan
    3. Setting up your business
    4. Your business name and logo
    5. Pricing your treatments
    6. Insurance
    7. Professional associations
    8. Budgets and accounting
      1. Example budgeting worksheet
    9. Tax and the law
    10. Setting goals for business
    11. Performance rights
  3. Marketing your business
    1. Marketing your business
    2. Your brand is you
    3. Do your research
    4. Your website
    5. Social media
    6. Networking
    7. Feedback and testimonials
  4. Health & Safety
    1. Health & safety for Therapists
    2. Salon hygiene
    3. Preparing your work area
    4. Therapist self care
  5. Data protection
    1. Data protection and privacy
      1. Example privacy policy
      2. GDPR checklist
    2. Consultations and client records
      1. Example consultation form

What are the entry requirements? There are no prerequisites for this course, is it open to anyone interested in finding out more about how to set up and run their business successfully.

How long does the course take? You can take as long as you like to study this course. Course access will expire after 1 year though!

CPD points awarded: 8 points

How is the course assessed?  There is no formal assessment. Your certificate of completion will be awarded after you complete all of the modules.

Qualification Attained: Natural Touch Training Certificate in Starting your own Business