Would love opinions? New age-y wellness, self esteem and wt. loss... - page 3

Hi all - I've been talking to some people and have this idea in my head that I would love to get some feedback on. I'd like to offer a wellness center (starting off with space in an existing... Read More

  1. by   nanacarol
    Thanks, RedcarRN and Harrah, for your encouragement. Harrah, your job sounds like something I would love to do. I am already a mental health nurse and understand the issue of developing trust before you can get to the real issues. Blessings to both of you. nanacarol
  2. by   momathomeRN
    Whatever you can imagine...can become your reality. It's so exciting to follow your dreams. Go for it! I followed mine, and am becoming a great success as an entrepreneur. DREAM BIG!
  3. by   craftygal43
    This is an excellent idea! I love it and there is such a need. You know, it seems people who you see in a gym are all slim, model looking people. I think you could really be on to something with this!!
  4. by   FireStarterRN
    Big need for this, the trick is to get insurance companies to start paying for preventative care such as this.
  5. by   alphabet
    This is a wonderful idea! So very often there is a stigma attached to overweight people - also agree that there is a large spiritual and psychological component to this problem as well. The health risks go without saying. I am by no means a business person - but would highly recommend you carefully examine the market you intend to serve. Would your shop be convenient? What would your hours be? What is the competition doing? (Better yet - what are they NOT doing) that you could do to fill in the gap and provide a better niche service.
    Here's wishing you all the best in your nurse business!!! Go for it!

  6. by   CoachBarbara
    One idea that pops up for me when I read your post. Do you have space in your home to start holding a small group of clients you'd like to serve? You could call them your practice clients or founders club members. These members could also be like a resource and advisory board to you. Try all you ideas with this group and get input as to what works and doesn't work. I am starting this with my own business as a way to get started and I don't feel it's too overwhelming and you can't beat the cost.

    Here is a huge market out there for support like you are envisioning. I am new to this forum and look forward to more discussions on this topic.

  7. by   dpw
    It is true that finding a payor source is difficult.What about requireing clients to pay full or half up front then offer them assist to get reimbursement. Using this system (http://www.abccodes.com/ali/home/default.asp); it won't allow you to go out of your scope of practice.Also, have them try to use their flexible spending accounts. Most MDs would write Rx if they thought it would help their patient get what they need.You may have to do a cost/benefit analysis for the insurance companies but you could standardize this for all clients.
  8. by   Herbalnurse
    Would love to connect with other nurses wanting their own wellness business!
  9. by   ceann
    I would also love to start my own business being a wellness coach. Can anyone recommend a certification program?
  10. by   LogCabinMom
    @HerbalNurse - were you ever able to successfully start a business in wellness education? I'm an RN very interested in nutrition teaching... would love to hear your story!