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2 non-negotiable ingredients for success

Anticipating a wildly successful future? Doing good work and being nice comes…

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Added by Mark Volkmann on December 21, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Learn How to Customize Marketing Posters

Last week I shared 6 Free Marketing Posters for you to use on your website and Facebook page.  While the photos look fine on their own, I've left some space in some of them for you to add your own contact information. 

To do this, you will first need some type of imaging software.  There's a great site where you can download free software: …

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Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 23, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Powerful Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Clients



This recent blog post from Massage Table Outlet about the value of connections got me thinking how important it is to connect with our clients.  A great way to do this is to show appreciation to them.  After all, if it weren't for our clients, where would we be?





Here's a few simple…

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Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 21, 2012 at 9:37am — No Comments

6 Free Marketing Posters

According to my recent poll, many of you are interested in seeing ready made marketing materials here.  So I've made some pics for you to use on your website and Facebook pages.  
Some of these have space available so you can easily add your own contact info.  I've included the font style used so you can keep a uniform look when you add your own contact info.  (If you don't know how to do that, and want to learn - stay tuned! There will be a blog post coming soon showing you…
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Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 16, 2012 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

Set Yourself Apart From the Competition

If you're in an area that is saturated with massage therapists, it's important to set yourself apart from your competition.  There's a few simple ways you can do this.





  • Offer a unique technique.  

    Rather than market it as the modality, present it as a solution to your client's problem.

    There are so many different techniques out there - find something that intrigues you that no one else is doing in your area.
  • Position…
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Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 16, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

How to Burn Out in 7 Years... or Less!

A post last week from Massage Table Outlet about the importance of self-care for massage therapists has inspired me to write this post.  Unfortunately, it's a topic that I feel doesn't get enough emphasis in our field. …



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Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 10, 2012 at 6:16am — No Comments

Google Personal Search

Have you noticed that when you search for yourself on Google, your site is pretty high up on the list?  Google customizes our search results when we are signed in to any Google account.  Sites you have visited often will appear higher in the search results. 



It used to be the easiest way to turn off that personal search was to type in &pws=0 at the end of the URL search results.  This turns off the personal search results and will show you…

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Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 24, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

How to Lose Clients and Alienate People

Don't you just hate it when your schedule is full of clients and you're in demand?



Here's a quick tutorial on how to thin out your schedule so those pesky clients will leave you alone.





  1. When a client asks for deep tissue. give them reiki.  Or, when they ask for a relaxing Swedish massage, try for "death by effleurage".
  2. Keep your massage room at a refreshing 64 degrees.  (this will feel especially great on bare skin with…
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Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 23, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Accepting Credit Cards to Increase Your Massage Business

Are you accepting credit cards in your massage practice yet?  If not, you should be.
There are many benefits to accepting credit cards.  It’s a known fact that people will spend more when they can use credit cards.  There are also several other advantages for your massage business.
I’ve heard many therapists express concern over the fees associated with processing credit cards.  The pros far outweigh the cons, in my opinion.…
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Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 20, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments

7 Habits of Highly Successful Massage Therapists

  1. They are dependable.  They aren't flaky with their work schedule.  They commit their time to…
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Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 16, 2012 at 7:26am — No Comments

How to be a Stressed Out Mess at Tax Time

As a follow up to my post yesterday on "Getting Organized for Tax Time", here's a few tips for those of you that prefer to be more "free spirited".…





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Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 13, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Getting Organized for Tax Time

Are you pulling your hair out getting ready to file your taxes?  Swearing next year will be different?  Next year, you will be organized?  Start working now to be prepared next year.



I love this quote:



Small things, done consistently and in strategic places, produce the greatest results.*



I try to keep this in mind whenever I’m tackling a big project or changing a habit.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the big picture.  Sometimes I tend to think “if I can’t do it…

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Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 12, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

Do you want to get new clients without spending an arm & a leg?

As a business coach, so many of the therapists I meet, tell me they are looking for new, easy ways to get new clients, and want to know what I suggest they do that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.



Then I ask them the dreaded question,

"WHY do you need new clients?"…

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Added by Irene Diamond, RT on February 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Yelp's cpc advertising.



Yelps advertising department will come calling as soon as you garner a handful of reviews.  The ad package they will try to sell you is a long-term contract at 300-1000 dollars per month.  The package will guarantee a certain amount of featured impressions and extra features like a slide show for your business…

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Added by Ezekiel OBrien on May 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

How Your Brand Affects Your Business

Branding is an important element for your business; it is the image that you present to the world. What type of image do you intend to present – a serious therapeutic and medically oriented style, more laid back and relaxed or perhaps elegant and elite? You can develop your brand from your business vision, your archetype style or just refine your current style into something more cohesive, definable and polished.

Whether you realize it or not your…

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Added by Shelene Taylor on November 2, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Forsale Massage Business in Coral Springs Florida $39,000 will finance with $20,000 down

Hello Everyone,

My name is Theresa Junaid and I have owned my Massage business for 2 years. My hands are just about out of commission do to carpal tunnel. So, I am forced to sell. I wish I did not have to sell but I must. This is a beautiful location located in a tranguil medical complex.

About my business: it is approximately 875 sq. ft. and BEAUTIFUL. We have a large client waiting area very warm and serene, reception area, 2 treatment rooms, meditation room,…

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Added by Theresa Junaid LMT, LE, RS on October 11, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Massage Business or.........?

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I'm curious…with massage clients, how big a percentage is the physical massage in relation to your massage session, or, to the bigger picture of your massage business?

I can say 100%. Everything I do leads to the end result; a massage that is specific to what the client wants and providing an excellent massage.

I can also say about 10%. As an ‘in-home massage specialist’, I have the time to communicate a…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on July 20, 2010 at 12:13pm — 6 Comments

New Massage Business Cards

Hey everybody,



We've got new business card designs! You can check out the dozens of business cards especially designed just for massage therapists, reflexologists, Reiki practitioners and other bodyworkers at our website. We also have beautifully-designed gift certificates, brochures and newsletters.



Along with our products, there are lots of free practice-building articles and blog entries that can help you with your business and marketing challenges.



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Added by Diana Moore on June 17, 2010 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Here we go again.

Yesterday I started a new job.

Four days ago I quit the old one.

You know that the old job, if you've read my first blog post, was turning into an unpleasant situation. It was a good thing I left given what the alternative would've been had I choked and stayed on.

The downside is that I left the location that was providing me the bulk of my…

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Added by Stephanie Dolan on February 14, 2010 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Women In Bodywork Business Blog

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Added by massagenerd on December 29, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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