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As a spa owner you could own a business that gives you fabulous personal and financial rewards every day. 

You could have the freedom and creativity that comes with being your own boss. You could have the satisfaction of owning a business that helps people experience more happiness, health, and well-being. You could earn a profit and take home up to $100,000 or more per year. You could even enjoy your own spa's services whenever you want!

The word "spa" comes from the Latin expression for health by water. While water treatments (also known as hydrotherapy) are offered by many spas, you could also choose to offer a wide variety of other services in your spa business including:

  • Massages
  • Hair styling
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Makeup application
  • Facials and skin treatments
  • Hair removal
  • Full body treatments (such as scrubs or wraps)
Clients may stay at the spa for anywhere from an hour to several days. Spas that complete their services in a few hours (for a facial or massage) or a single day are known as day spas, while spas that operate in conjunction with stay-over or hotel facilities are known as destination or resort spas. 

By starting your own spa business, you will be joining a growing industry that generates over $11 billion per year in revenue. According to the most recent statistics from the International Spa Association, there were approximately 136 million spa visits made in the U.S. last year, with 60% of those visits to a day spa.

If being a spa owner sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Spa Owner is for you! In this book you will discover how you can successfully start a day spa business. 

The lead author of this guide is Jeremy McCarthy. With more than 15 years experience in the spa industry, he has visited and learned from some of the greatest spa properties in the world and was spa director of the Four Seasons Resort in Maui, which was named the "number three resort spa in the world" by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The contributing authors are: 

  • Mary Phillips Gintoli, an award-winning writer who began her beauty industry career more than 15 years ago in New York City as an editor for Mademoiselle Magazine.
  • Kibibi Springs: Owner of Moodivations, a total wellness company specializing in spa services and products, Kibibi has worked in the beauty industry for 10 years with companies such as Wella, Merle Norman, and Sebastian International.
  • Todra Payne, whose 10 years experience in the beauty and wellness industries includes working with companies such as Bath & Body Works. A former professional makeup artist, her work has been featured in Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Martha Stewart's Living.
The authors share their own experiences plus expert business advice from more than two dozen spa business owners and other spa industry experts. 

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to learn how to start a day spa business in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a spa in any country. It includes:

How to Start a Day Spa Business

  • How to create a business plan for your spa
  • How to conduct initial market research for your spa business
  • Deciding what services to offer in your spa business, with the following information provided for each type of spa service:
    • Description of the treatment
    • Benefits of the service (e.g. silky smooth skin, relaxation)
    • Which spa staff member performs this service
    • Time needed to perform the service
    • Materials and equipment needed
    • Approximate retail cost

  • An overview of options for your spa business:
    • Buying an established spa business
    • Opening a new spa
    • Spa franchising
    • Mobile spas
  • Licensing requirements for spas
  • Choosing a name for your spa business
  • Start-up costs including sample start up budgets for both a small and medium sized spa
  • Where to get start-up financing for your spa business
  • What to consider when choosing a location for your spa business including how much square footage you will need
  • Interior design of your spa business with tips on areas you will need and common problems to avoid
  • What equipment you need to start a day spa business, including how to save money by leasing or buying used
Managing Your Day Spa Business
  • How to develop effective systems for running your spa business on a daily basis
  • Setting your spa's hours of operation
  • Working with spa employees
    • How to determine the staffing needs of your spa business
    • How to find employees who are qualified to work at your spa
    • Setting sales goals and keeping spa employees motivated
  • Hygiene requirements for spas
  • Establishing a maintenance schedule for equipment
  • Setting prices for your spa's service and developing packages to encourage clients to buy more
  • Spa products
    • How to find suppliers for the products you will use and sell
    • Buying products at a discount, plus how much to markup prices on products you sell to spa clients
    • Keeping track of inventory
    • Creating in-store displays to market products
  • Developing promotional materials to market your spa business (including a menu of services, website, brochures, etc.)
  • Ways to attract spa clients through advertising and free publicity
  • How to get repeat business from your spa clients
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Valuable samples and checklists, including:
    • An explanation of what to put in each section of your spa business plan with brief samples of each section
    • Sample start-up budgets for a small spa and a medium size spa
    • Sample interview questions for spa employees
    • Checklist of spa equipment and basic supplies
    • Sample menu of spa services
  • How to organize your spa's grand opening plus what to do in the days leading up to your opening
  • Although the guide focuses on how to start a day spa, you will also find an overview of opportunities for future growth for your spa business including:
    • Expanding your current spa
    • Opening more locations
    • Opening a resort spa
    • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about starting a spa business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Spa Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

The information in this guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to start your own day spa business. 

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER # 1: If you buy the e-book today, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97.

SPECIAL OFFER # 2:  Although the spa business guide has previously only been available as an e-book you can get a print copy together with a CD-ROM that includes sample forms, budgets, contracts, and more. This 2-in-1 Book and CD-ROM Set is only $5 more (plus $5 shipping). Plus, as a bonus, you will also receive an e-book so you can read it immediately.

NOTE: Only a very limited number of copies of the new edition of this popular guide have been published in print, and are available on a first come first served basis. The previous edition sold out, so if you would like to have a print copy of the new edition, we strongly suggest that you purchase it immediately.

You can earn back the price of the guide many times over your first day in business. Plus this guide can help you start your own day spa business much more quickly and cost-effectively.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to start your own spa business.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Spa Owner contains a wealth of information to help you plan for and open your own spa business. This book offers expert advice from some of the most talented people in the spa industry today. Their advice will quite possibly save you from crucial mistakes that could cost you time and money, or jeopardize your ultimate success."
- Jennifer James, Editor

"This is a great time to get into the spa business. The consumers are there, they have money, and they are willing and able to spend it in spas. The FabJob Guide to Become a Spa Owner will help you get started and succeed in this fun and rewarding career."
- Jeremy McCarthy
Author and Spa Director
La Costa Resort and Spa
Carlsbad, California

"The FabJob Guide to Become a Spa Owner is a valuable tool for anyone interested in a career in the spa industry. We were proud so many of the International SPA Association's tools were included. This guide is packed with a plethora of useful resources. The authors skillfully captured the essence of what is required to get started in the explosive $11.2 billion spa industry."
- Lynne Walker McNees
President, International SPA Association (ISPA)
Lexington, Kentucky

"I had been hesitant to buy this ebook for sometime but finally bought it and practically stayed up all night reading it! The next day, I received a monthly newsletter from Resources & Development recommending your book! Thank you for a job well done. I will spread the word and recommend your book."
- Keisha Blount
Union Township, NJ

"I purchased the book 'become a spa owner'. I am in the process of setting up a new business and being a previous customer of your website my first step was to purchase a book related to that field. I found the book informative and inspiring."
- Genna Sakowski
Perth, Australia

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- Adaeze Nnadozie
Lagos, Nigeria

"The FabJob Guide to Become a Spa Owner is the most valuable, and comprehensive, resource available to those looking to open their own spa. This guide provides incredibly useful information for both new spa owners as well as experienced spa directors. I have been a Spa Director for over 16 years, but when it came time to open my own spa, the information included in Jeremy's book proved invaluable! Thank you!!!"
- Dana Stallings
Owner, Spa Velia
San Diego, California
and Education Committee Chair, International Spa Association


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