Posted on 05 December 2011.
You Want to Open a SPA?
8 Myths & Advice to Avoid Costly Mistakes
While I was at a recent show, I met few new spa owners who have been in the business for one or two years. Unfortunately, they are having difficulties making ends meet and they were seeking our help to avoid closing their doors. This is extremely sad … Of course, they all envisioned building a beautiful and SUCCESSFUL business. However, some essential planning steps to insure long term success and sustainability were not addressed.
Venturing into owning and operating a spa is sometimes taken lightly. Many entrepreneurs feel that because they are successful business people in other fields or because they have an MBA, they can plan and operate their spa without spa industry experience, professional advice and/or expert assistance.
A lot goes into planning and positioning a spa for success. Here are 8 myths and some valuable advice to help you save time and money.
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Posted on 06 July 2011.
As the lives of people in today’s world get more hectic and vulnerable to stress and illness, the spa and wellness industries have grown high in demand. More and more people are willing to spend exorbitant amounts of money for natural healing, relaxation treatments and beauty treatments. Spa and wellness have also become major components of the global tourism industry. Every country has its own, unique healing treatments that have been passed down for generations. Today however, most spas use an integrated approach to spa treatments, providing both Eastern and Western techniques that combine natural ingredients and modern technology. The Wellness Summit was established to create a global platform that will bring spa therapists, experts, medical practitioners and entrepreneurs from all parts of the world together.
Founded in 2005, the International Wellness Summit is an annual event that draws hundreds of spa experts to interact and exchange ideas for the development of the global spa industry. Its vision is to aid the growth of the wellness and spa industry and help it flourish by integrating the best methods. While leading speakers and industry experts attend this festival to discuss the current issues of the industry as well as its future, groundbreaking ideas are shared and developed, products are introduced and partnerships are developed at this conference.
The Wellness Summit is to be held this year from the 12th-14th of October (2011) at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. This year’s summit includes a brilliant panel of keynote speakers who will address attendees and give them insights into the industry and put forward their expert knowledge and opinions. The programme for 2011 features 40 unique sessions on a wide range of spa-related topics, an informative discussion named “Ideas Worth Exploring”, a Continuous Wellness Education programme that will include skills development and many exciting networking sessions. The highlight of this year’s summit is undoubtedly the three addresses to be made by Malika Chopra, the founder of Intent, Dr. Robert M. Golman, Cofounder and Chairman of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and Samantha Foster, Managing Director of Spa Source Asia Limited, Director of Pret A SPA Limited and Founding Chairman of the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition.
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