Day spa businesses are, as you’d probably expect, very niche! Still, it’s an incredibly lucrative and busy industry to get involved with. After all, today many people struggle with stress and mental health concerns, and many of them need a place to go to feel better, relax and unwind. This is where day spa businesses can be very useful for people!
But how can you start your own venture in this industry? What do you need to consider, and what pitfalls should you avoid? What objectives should you strive to meet?
Consequently, here’s how to start your very own day spa business.
Some rules for businesses are the same, no matter what they specialise in. Funding is one of them, and you need to ensure everything is paid for through fully legitimate means. Any shortcuts here aren’t possible, and there’s a lot you’ll potentially need to fund; staff, supplies, premises, equipment, etc. Always keep your start-up costs in mind!
Companies like Liberis can help you secure the funds you need, such as business loans, with no APR rates or penalties pending. It’s flexible funding, and it will help you kick things off with a bang. Moreover, 75% of Liberis’ customers refinance with them in the future, which means you can depend on them for the long term too.
Obviously, spa businesses can’t just occupy a building and get to work straight away. Licencing is also another consideration that must be attended to early on, because then the firm will be running in accordance with the law. Without this kind of authorisation, spa businesses face fines, bad press and reputations, and even business closure.
Saturday, June 8, 2019, will mark the eighth annual Global Wellness Day (GWD) celebrations and the fifth time the special day is being celebrated internationally. This year, thousands of locations across the globe, including hotel and spa chains, fitness centers, yoga studios, associations, foundations, hospitals, schools, senior living homes, governments, celebrities, and businesspeople will be celebrating GWD with free, non-commercial, health and wellness activities for the public. With the motto; “One day, can change your whole life!” the theme for Global Wellness Day 2019 is community and kids’ wellness with the goal to increase good deeds and decrease worldwide depression.
Founder Belgin Aksoy’s dream of celebrating a day dedicated to wellness has inspired an international network of over 87 GWD Ambassadors, 25 Key Supporters, and four Advisors (distinguished Advisors include Mary Bemis, founder of Insider’s Guide to Spas), who are lifestyle-oriented entrepreneurs and wellness professionals, to organize complimentary wellness events around the globe. Cayman Islands, China, Peru, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Dominican Republic are some of the new countries that are on board for this year.
Living well is not a privilege but a right for everyone. However, with the flow of everyday life, we can hardly make time for ourselves and for our well-being let alone treating our body, mind and soul the way they deserve. Kicking off in Turkey in 2012, Global Wellness Day is an event dedicated to clean living. It is an opportunity for people who want to focus on improving life quality, to share their knowledge and raise awareness of their pursuits in adopting new, healthier habits.
Although it is now a world-renowned event celebrated on the second week of June annually, it did not start as such. The success of Global Wellness Day belongs to one woman, and her team, who believe “you can change your life in a day.”
How it all began
Although “wellness” is a trend right now, back in 2012, it was not a priority in most people’s lives. However, Belgin Aksoy, the founder of Global Wellness Day, took the inspiration from her own journey to a healthier life.
Results from a large survey by Miraval Group and StudyLogic, released this week, indicate that men are expressing a growing interest in engaging in self-care practices. In the study, more than 1,000 men over the age of 18 were asked about perceptions of self-care and perceived barriers to self-care. Almost 60 percent of the men who were surveyed acknowledged participating in more self-care practices over the past five years. Increased energy and clearer thinking were some of the primary benefits reported. These results lend to the importance of self-care when it comes not only to physical health but mental well-being as well.
The World Health Organization defines self-care as, “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote, maintain health, prevent disease, and to cope with illness with or without the support of a health care provider.” Some men may have trouble with self-care because independence and self-sufficiency are usually associated with male role expectations. Gender norms assume that men want to take care of others, often at the expense of taking care of themselves. However, a study in theAmerican Journal of Men’s Health showed that many men are indeed interested in feeling supported and socially connected.