- Research the Market – Identify local demographics, competition and business regulations.
2. Create A Business Plan – Outline your practice, set goals and budget accordingly.
3. Secure Appropriate Licensing and Credentials – Obtain necessary credentials to practice family counseling.
4. Find a Location – Look for a suitable office space to meet with clients.
5. Purchase Equipment and Supplies- Gather the necessary materials needed for your practice.
6. Obtain Insurance – Secure professional liability insurance and other coverage options as required in your jurisdiction.
7. Develop Policies and Procedures – Develop guidelines that will hold true for all clients and staff.
8. Marketing Plan – Create your marketing plan to reach potential clientele and increase visibility.
9. Develop Your Network – Build relationships with other professionals and organizations in the community.
10. Launch Your Practice – Open up shop, welcome clients, provide top-notch services and enjoy the rewards of your hard work.