This is where things start to feel real. You care actively looking for office space. For many people, an office is a symbol of legitimacy and gives the feeling of “I am really doing this”
Finding an Office
The first thing you will need to consider regardless of your choices is the rent, high rentals may also affect your decision. When starting out you might not be able to afford an upmarket area or rooms in a well-established practice and may have to rethink your choice of location, that is okay.
If you are great at what you do people will find out and will come to you regardless of where you are located.
In the beginning, you might want to look for an hourly rental option that will allow you to rent space for a few hours a week, this will save you from having to pay rent when you are not in a session with a client. As your practice grows in reputation and client base you can start looking at moving to an upmarket area with a monthly rental and eventually buy your own office space if that is your dream.
Furnishing your Office
what you need to remember when starting out is that you don’t need to spend thousands of rand on a desk and fancy office furniture. These things will come in time as the practice grows. But you do need to make sure that you have enough to make the therapy space feel comfortable for you and your clients.
Make a list of what your office needs in offer for you to start seeing clients and then make a wish list of the things that you would ultimately like to have in your office space. Remember that for your first few months you might not be making a profit and don’t want to spend your whole budget on furnishing the office.
As your client base grows you can start getting the items on your wishlist.