Do you love helping your clients live better lives through occupational therapy? Do you also feel stifled and restricted by red tape and excessive regulations of insurance companies and expanding corporate rules? If you agree, then maybe the best move for you now is to start a home modification business to help your clients the way you know they should be helped.
It may seem like a big scary step away from safety, but you CAN start your own business and be very successful while helping your clients on your own terms.
You can even start it on a part-time basis and build it while you stay in your current job.
First, Take Stock of the Potential
Determine if you have a market where you live. If you live in a mid-size area or one with a larger over 60 population, you can easily find more than enough business. If you feel like your rural area may not have enough potential, think again! You'd be surprised how much of your business can be virtually-based.
Next, run a quick test to see if your business is viable. Send a mass email telling everyone about your plans, or put it out on social media to see what kind of response you get. Maybe you'll get your first client by the weekend.
To get the word out or gather recommendations, you can even do a couple of pro bono projects. Grab bars are a gateway drug for home modifications. Once clients see how helpful they are, they'll come back for new ideas and projects.
Get Your Paperwork in Order
Find Your Materials Sources and Installers
You'll want to begin establishing relationships with good materials suppliers and/or contractors and handymen who can do the actual installation of your projects.
Really, the main thing that may stop you is fear. The truth is that the entrepreneurial world is totally different than where you're coming from. But the rewards are great.
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