After a number of conversations with his medical contacts, he decided to open his own massage therapy practice.
Millen, Texas is your average little city with a population of 150,000 people.
Those who are starting a massage therapy business in a specific location will need to address how they will secure and pay for the building they plan to use, the costs for utilities, furnishings and operating hours.
Because most areas, whether they are large cities or small towns, have a practicing massage therapist you will need to analyze who your competitors will be.
There are three major hospitals in the city limits and there are seven massage therapy offices listed in the phone book.
After calling all massage therapy places to get their pricing structure for competitive reasons, it was determined that only six were still in business and of the six only four were licensed by the state health region.
Unless you have partners or a staff of more than three people, consider starting your massage therapy business as a sole proprietorship.
If you have a business partner, set up a limited liability partnership, or LLP.
The business structure most commonly used for massage therapy businesses is a sole proprietorship.
This business structure is the easiest and least expensive to set up.