There are four things I did when I first started my acupuncture practice, that I would like to share with you today. Okay, so, what were the four things I did to basically break even, and start making a profit? Well, let’s get into it.
The First Four Things to Do When Starting a Business
When I first started out, I was fresh out of school. I knew I was starting a business, so I started seeing clients out of my house. This is an excellent way to reduce the cost, and save up for your clinic. I wanted to start practicing right away and to build a resource of testimonials from clients who fell in love with my work.
I got a side hustle job. I knew that being an acupuncturist wasn’t going to pay the bills right away, so I found something extra to help supplement the income a bit. I had a lot of startup costs to cover, and I needed a boost! The side hustle job, there are pros and cons to it. I actually ended up leaving it much sooner than I thought. My clinic was growing fast, and it was spreading me thin.
Before I even moved into my office, I spent a lot of time networking with other practitioners, and subletting them into my new office space. This helped cut down my costs considerably! This forward thinking really, really paid off!
The last thing that I did, that really helped me break even from day one, was I worked my behind off! I really busted it! You cannot, cannot slack off, while you’re trying to take off!