You’ve heard it before, “location, location, location”. It’s the real estate adage that has stood the test of time. Thinking about opening your own holistic practice? Read this first to understand why location is so important.
Find a Place Where You Feel Comfortable
More often than not, working from home will put you at ease. And that tends to translate into confidence—making your clients feel more relaxed too. If you don’t have enough space for a dedicated room in your home, then you could convert your shed or garage into a cozy office space.
Of course, setting up a home office isn’t always possible. Whether it’s due to not having enough space for a separate home office or privacy concerns. For some practitioners, it really comes down to not wanting strangers walking in and out of your home all day.
So, if a home office isn’t an option, don’t sweat it. You can always explore rental spaces in your area. Whether it’s someone else’s home or a dedicated space in a wellness center, the environment should be conducive to your practice and tick off the right boxes like low noise levels and privacy.
Make Sure it’s Accessible and Affordable
So, your apartment is on the top floor and the elevator isn’t working? No one is climbing up 8 flights of stairs for a consultation. Accessibility matters. Don’t give your clients a reason to skip their appointment.
Similarly, a 2-hour commute each way probably wouldn’t be ideal for you either. You need to balance your needs and preferences with your clients’. While there are lots of options out there, remember to keep costs in mind.
If you’re just starting out, then your budget may be relatively low. That’s okay! You need to start somewhere. One pocket-friendly option is a pay-per-client agreement—where you’re charged only if you see a client. You could also negotiate an hourly or daily rate.
Regardless of where you choose to set up, make sure it’s somewhere you want to be—and that it’s affordable, safe, secure, and easily accessible for both you and your clients.
Looking for premises for your holistic practice? A professional network might have some leads and even help you get started.