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citizenphaid
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Hi everyone;

Just thought I'd start a thread for Seated Acupressure practitioners. I'm in he throws of starting my own business and am interested in hearing from those who have done likewise. How long did it take you to start building a client base etc. Any advice welcome.

Would love to hear from from anyone interested in networking.

Namaste!

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Safaa
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About to do my first workshop on this would be nice to meet others

I am about to do my first workshop on seated acupressure so would be nice to 'meet' others who are already practicing

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wolverina
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Year one

I have started my own acupressure therapy buisness and have found it very hard to buid a client base but through various different forms of advertising i find i am finally getting there. I started out with getting a website and the business cards, the ad in the local paper, adds in the big search engines and phone books, door to door leaflets, giving out leaflets in the city centre, putting up posters at the local super markets, libary, sports centre.... It is a lot of work but i have had a number of clients now nearlly all of which came back for a second session or more and recently i have been approached by the retired police and fireman club to be their on site acupressure therapist so i will hopefully soon have an actual client base, fingers crossed.:o

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Lynora
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and recently i have been approached by the retired police and fireman club to be their on site acupressure therapist so i will hopefully soon have an actual client base, fingers crossed.:o

Hi Wolverina - this sounds very exciting! How great to get some recognition for what you do. Have you visited the club to check out their facilities? I've not heard of a club specifically for this group of people in my area - but might start investigating - how did they find you?

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wolverina
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Our men in blue and black

Hi jabba . I was handing out the leaflets promoting my therapist services in the city centre and inbetween dodging pigeon attacks and rapidly moving suits on their mobiles Two police on patrol stopped by to chat to me for a while (i think that wanted to make sure i was a legitimate therapist and not offering naughty massages:D) A week late got a call from the head of the club saying they were pumping a lot of money into a campaign to get assistance to retired emergency personal and would like me on their team. They are designing an advert for me to put in their culb letter, and passing on my info to their assoicates and other charities they are connected to.
Well worth the hours spent praying not to be pooped on by pigeons.:)

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Lynora
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Hi again - please Wolverina - check this out before you part with any money! Ask where the club venue is - ask to see facilities before you agree to any treatments - ask where you will be able to display treatment rates - how will you do bookings etc - what time slots will they give you - will their be a room rate fee???

There are, sadly, a number of scams on the go, being done under the umbrella of emergency services, getting advertising fees out of people (regardless of their business) which will appear in news letters/magazines/journals etc. The publications do not exist.

If the head or manager of an actual 'venue' (something like an Ex-Servicemens Club, or British Legion) contacted you then get in touch and ask to see where they are likely to let you 'set up shop'. Go and see the room. Meet some of the people who are likely to use your treatments. Don't part with any money until you have looked this seemingly spectacular offer right in the eye!!!!

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Lynora
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Advertising - could it be too good to be true?

Hi jabba . I was handing out the leaflets promoting my therapist services in the city centre and inbetween dodging pigeon attacks and rapidly moving suits on their mobiles Two police on patrol stopped by to chat to me for a while (i think that wanted to make sure i was a legitimate therapist and not offering naughty massages:D) A week late got a call from the head of the club saying they were pumping a lot of money into a campaign to get assistance to retired emergency personal and would like me on their team. They are designing an advert for me to put in their culb letter, and passing on my info to their assoicates and other charities they are connected to.
Well worth the hours spent praying not to be pooped on by pigeons.:)

Hi Wolverina - just 'bumping' this post. Did you call the club to ask for a visit? Don't agree to an advert without seeing it, or where it's going to be printed - check out the 'charities' that they mentioned. I hate to be a sceptic, but something doesn't feel right.

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