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6 Reasons New Massage Therapy Practices Fail, and How to Avoid Their Fate

Success of massage therapy practices, like startups in any industry, depends on making it through the first couple years. You can find discouraging statistics all over the Internet, reported on sites like Forbes, Bloomberg, and Inc.: “Nine out of 10 startups fail.” (Forbes) “Eight out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 month.” (Bloomberg) “96% of businesses fail within 10 years.” (Inc.) However, according to the US Small Business Association, an average of 78% of small …

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How to Know if Starting Your Own Massage Practice is Right For You

Being a massage entrepreneur and having your own practice can be incredibly rewarding and enjoyable. But it’s not for everyone. In this post, I’ll examine the pros and cons of owning a massage practice vs. working as an employee. By “owning your practice”, I’m not just referring to being a solo practitioner. This could also include teaming up with other massage therapists or with other service providers. The point is that you’re able to make decisions about the direction of …

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