Home Studios…..Yes or No?

Featured Picture:  Photo Credit: [French, Home Spa] Retrieved on December 15, 2013 from: http://sirluxuryrealestate.com/2013/03/15/luxurious-home-spas/

Featured Picture: Photo Credit: [French, Home Spa] Retrieved on December 15, 2013 from: http://sirluxuryrealestate.com/2013/03/15/luxurious-home-spas/

When you first came into this industry did you dream of opening a fabulous spa in an extra fabulous  location?  It seemed like a novel idea until you went out looking and  realized that monthly rental expenses exceeded your expectations and budget. What’s a gal or guy to do in this situation? Well, if you already have a private living space one option is to create a home studio and while a home studio might not be a part of your long term plans it is a short term solution to getting started and growing your business.

Photo Credit: [Pretty Please Makeup and Skincare Studio] Retrieved December 22, 2013 http://www.spaweek.com/spa/18595/pretty-please-makeup-and-skin-care-studio

Photo Credit: [Pretty Please Makeup and Skincare Studio] Retrieved December 22, 2013 http://www.spaweek.com/spa/18595/pretty-please-makeup-and-skin-care-studio

Home studios offer a degree of comfort  such as lower overhead costs, tax breaks if you own your home, and convenience.  They require some of the same considerations as traditional spas and even some additional special considerations such as zoning and licensing. PLEASE!PLEASE! PLEASE! do yourself a favor and look into these things BEFORE you get started setting up your studio.  You can visit skincareprofessionals.com as a resource to connect with other home studio business owners to get more insight on the considerations listed above.

Photo Credit:  [Marcia Kilgore] Photo retrieved December 17, 2013 from http://d2ui3ko1lobjrf.cloudfront.net/stories/people/interview-from-bliss-spa-to-fitflop-we-meet-entrepreneur-marcia-kilgore#.Uq_dI-0o5Ms

Photo Credit: [Marcia Kilgore] Photo retrieved December 17, 2013 from http://d2ui3ko1lobjrf.cloudfront.net/stories/people/interview-from-bliss-spa-to-fitflop-we-meet-entrepreneur-marcia-kilgore#.Uq_dI-0o5Ms

If you are questioning your decision to start from home and need a little inspiration just cut out a picture of Marcia Kilgore and affix it to your mirrors, dash board and vision board. Marcia is the poster child for home studio success. She began her career by taking clients in her  New York City apartment and successfully treating their skin care issues. As a result of her effective treatments she quickly out grew her apartment  and transitioned into her first space,  from there Kilgore successfully launched the Bliss line of spas and is  considered a pioneer in the spa industry.

If you are trying to grow your business and lack of finances limits your ability to purchase a larger than life space . Consider a home studio to get started.  With a little space, a few great products and a little creativity this could be your start to achieving your dream.

Do you own a home studio? or Do you know a successful home studio ? Tell me about it.

 

 

 

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