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E170: The Massage Therapist s Guide to Online Security

7/20/2018
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We are increasingly dependent on technology to operate our businesses and our lives. While this can be a positive thing, it can also increase the risk that our personal information will be compromised. If you would like to tighten up your online security and protect your personal information, this is the episode for you. Sponsored […] The post E170: The Massage Therapist s Guide to Online Security appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:34:53

E169: How to Get Along with Other Massage Therapists in a Shared Office

7/13/2018
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Overpowering fabric softener? Door slammer? Pen-stealer? We talk about how to be a good officemate and how to help an office full of practitioners run with minimal conflict. Sponsored by: Artichoke and The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Artichoke, the simplest way to manage your business of one or your team of up […] The post E169: How to Get Along with Other Massage Therapists in a Shared Office appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:20:17

E168: Independent Contractor – Avoid the Trap

7/6/2018
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Michael and Allissa discuss the downsides of the IC arrangement and rant a little. Resources IRS info MA court case Kid living his best life Sponsored by The Jojoba Company. The post E168: Independent Contractor – Avoid the Trap appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:30:59

E167: The Worst Massage Business Advice Ever

6/29/2018
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We asked our community of massage therapists to share with us the worst business advice advice they’ve ever received. And boy did they deliver! Sponsored by: Artichoke and The Jojoba Company. The post E167: The Worst Massage Business Advice Ever appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

E166: Our Favorite Podcasts for Summer Listening

6/22/2018
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It’s summertime! Get your podcast listening on with our current favorites! Michael’s picks: Dave Ramsey Planet Money Allissa’s picks: How s the pressure? Still Processing ADHD Rewired The West Wing Weekly My Dad Wrote a Porno Babysitters Club Club This episode sponsored by Artichoke The Jojoba Company The post E166: Our Favorite Podcasts for Summer Listening appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:20:24

E165: How Can We Gain Credibility as Practitioners?

6/15/2018
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Duration:00:27:56

E164: How Can I Be More Present During a Massage (with David Lobenstine)

6/12/2018
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Guest David Lobenstine joins Allissa to talk about his path in massage and how to get present (and maybe even stay present) in a massage. Also, we breathe. It’s pretty great. Learn more about David at www.bodybrainbreath.com. This episode is sponsored by Pure Pro Massage Products. The post E164: How Can I Be More Present During a Massage (with David Lobenstine) appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:53:56

E163: What Massage Therapists Need to Know About GDPR

6/8/2018
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here! Run for the hills! Not quite. While GDPR is causing a few headaches for businesses, it also has some upsides. So what do massage therapists need to know? Resources referenced in this episode: How to write a GDPR privacy notice with documentation template example GDPR Privacy Policy […] The post E163: What Massage Therapists Need to Know About GDPR appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:28:21

E162: Niche + Podcast: A Massage Therapist’s Secret Weapon (3 Case Studies)

6/1/2018
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We’ve been talking about podcasting and niching in the past (at different times) and how powerful these approaches can be toward differentiating your practice. But how about together? Mind blown! We’re going to share three examples of massage therapists who are niching and podcasting and how it’s benefiting their practices. Massage therapists showcased in this […] The post E162: Niche + Podcast: A Massage Therapist’s Secret Weapon (3 Case Studies) appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:25:38

E161: Simple Financial Terms You Need to Know in Your Massage Business

5/25/2018
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Financial jargon can be frustrating and can make you feel dumb when you’re talking with your accountant or CPA. Let’s go over some basic business finance terms and what they mean. Want even more? Check out this list and this list. Sponsored by: The Jojoba Company and 99designs. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored […] The post E161: Simple Financial Terms You Need to Know in Your Massage Business appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:11:56

E160: Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Spiff Up Your Facebook Stuffs

5/18/2018
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Spring cleaning for your Facebook account? Yes, please! Resource: How to adjust privacy setting for old Facebook posts. Sponsored by Artichoke and The Jojoba Company. Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Artichoke, the simplest way to manage your business of one or your team of up to 10 people. Whether you’re looking for […] The post E160: Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Spiff Up Your Facebook Stuffs appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:13:16

E159: All the Things We ve Screwed Up Running Our Businesses

5/11/2018
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The one in which we share all (well maybe not all) of the embarrassing ways we’ve screwed up running this business over the past 3 years. You’re welcome! Sponsored by: The Jojoba Company and Artichoke. The post E159: All the Things We ve Screwed Up Running Our Businesses appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:20:08

E158: Quick Tips on Logo Design for Your Massage Business

5/4/2018
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Oh hey! Is it time spiff up that tired old logo that your friend’s cousin made for you in 2002? Or the one you put together with clip art back in your massage school business class? Michael and Allissa share some tips on creating a logo that doesn’t suck. Resources we mention: What Makes a […] The post E158: Quick Tips on Logo Design for Your Massage Business appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:23:12

E157: How to Connect with Pain Clinics and Other Practitioners Treating Patients with Pain (with Diana Thompson)

5/1/2018
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Diana Thompson joins the podcast to talk about her career, working with clients and pain, and how massage therapists can bring massage therapy into integrative healthcare. Resources mentioned: Massage Therapy Foundation Research tools & meta-analysis This episode is sponsored by: Hands Heal Electronic Health Records System Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Hands […] The post E157: How to Connect with Pain Clinics and Other Practitioners Treating Patients with Pain...

Duration:00:46:09

E156: Am I Liable When I Refer a Massage Client to Another Practitioner?

4/27/2018
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Description… Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by Artichoke, the simplest way to manage your business of one or your team of up to 10 people. Whether you’re looking for online scheduling, website, one-touch payment processing, customizable appointment reminders, or gift cards, or awesome client notes, it’s all possible with Artichoke. Best of all, […] The post E156: Am I Liable When I Refer a Massage Client to Another Practitioner? appeared first on Massage Business...

Duration:00:12:55

E155: How Niching Eliminates Decision Fatigue

4/20/2018
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Taglines, service descriptions, all the marketing ‘stuff’ that comes along with promoting a massage business. So. Many. Decisions. In this episode, we talk about how choosing a niche makes these decisions a breeze! The post E155: How Niching Eliminates Decision Fatigue appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:21:23

E154: When to Become an LLC (with Jeff Heinzmann)

4/17/2018
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Business entity considerations come up a lot in our community of massage therapists and many are wondering of they should operate the business as an LLC rather than sole proprietorship. We dig deep into this question with Jeff Heinzmann, a seasoned business attorney. Jeff shares insights on that advantages and protections offered by an LLC, […] The post E154: When to Become an LLC (with Jeff Heinzmann) appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

E153: Three Approaches to Specialize Your Massage Practice

4/13/2018
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The very idea of choosing a specialty terrifies and causes instant defiance in many (most?) business owners. And yet, it can be THE key to building a full, successful massage business. We take you through the 3 approaches to choosing a niche. Resources mentioned: Putting Your Foot Down to Nail Your Niche How Niche Marketing […] The post E153: Three Approaches to Specialize Your Massage Practice appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:22:15

E152: How to Handle Uncommunicative Massage Clients

4/6/2018
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What to do when clients don’t give feedback or when they give it to people other than you? We discuss and give a few ideas. This episode is sponsored by: Center for Barefoot Massage The Jojoba Company Transcript: Sponsor message This episode is sponsored by the Center for Barefoot Massage. The Center for Barefoot Massage […] The post E152: How to Handle Uncommunicative Massage Clients appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:12:08

E151: Where to Start if You Think You Might Want to Teach Massage (with Adrienne Asta)

4/3/2018
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Adrienne Asta joins Allissa to talk about what it takes to be a massage instructor and how to get started on that path. The business of massage education is accelerating at lightning speed. The need for qualified massage educators is greater than ever. Typically, accreditation standards have a requirement for years of practice but the […] The post E151: Where to Start if You Think You Might Want to Teach Massage (with Adrienne Asta) appeared first on Massage Business Blueprint.

Duration:00:32:31