Thinking about starting your own business?
Starting your own business can be an exciting time. It gives you the freedom to be your own boss and perhaps even work from home. It also allows you to choose your work hours and practices.
But its important to take your time and get things right. It will be well worth the effort.
Here are 12 of the most common mistakes people make when starting their new business:
Mistake 1. Not doing your research
Before starting any business it is important to establish that there are potential clients.
While interest in Reiki is expanding rapidly, there are still a lot of people who don’t know what it is. You have to be realistic about how much demand there may be for a service like Reiki if you want to work locally.
It is important to know where your potential clients are and how you will let them know about your new practice before you invest time and money in a business.
Mistake 2. Setting your practice up in the wrong place
One of the first things you will need to consider when planning your new business is where you are going to locate your practice.
You’ll need a room that is quiet, has both privacy and easy access, and ideally has a separate entrance from your main living area.
If you are not able to establish a practice at home you could try some local businesses who operate in the health and wellness industry. For example chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopaths and health spas, may rent you space by the day or hour for a nominal fee. There is also the added benefit of having people see your business who may be visiting one of the other practices.
Just make sure you do your sums and you know how much you can afford to spend when you are first establishing your business.
Mistake 3. Quitting your day job too soon
You may have big plans but don’t get carried away. Its best to start small and make sure you don’t get overwhelmed.
Be realistic about how much time you have to devote to your new business and how much you need to earn to pay the bills.
Healing people is a noble cause and you may want to make it your key life purpose. But fulfilling that purpose doesn’t mean that it has to be your full-time job, at least not right way. Give your business time to grow momentum.
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