Start A Business in Reiki, Energy Healing or Natural Therapy
====== A FEW OF MELISSA’S COURSE TESTIMONIALS ======
“I have taken several courses through Udemy. You are the best teacher hands down.” – Betty Jo
“Instructions were clear and heartfelt. The information was well communicated and easy to understand. Highly recommend!“ – Gina
“Melissa is a wonderful human being and a great instructor. The videos, information and resources available are spectacular.” – Yannis
====== WHAT TO EXPECT ======
Melissa is a massage therapist, energy healer, teacher, and business coach with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in both service-based and retail industries.
In her Infinitely Gracious (+Successful) Business Owner course, you will be guided through the entire process of how to start a successful business — from the very beginning right through to business growth. You’ll get access to Melissa’s plans, checklists, strategies, and calculators which have all been designed to make your dream of becoming “your own boss” a reality!
By the end of the course, whether you’re running an existing business or just daydreaming about it, you will have all the tools you need to get the wheels in motion towards to your ultimate goal!
====== WHAT’S INCLUDED ======
As with all her courses, this one’s chocked full of helpful information gleaned from Melissa’s over 25 years of business expertise. The content is not theory – but real world, practical steps that Melissa uses herself. The course is self-paced and completely digital, which means you can go as slow or as quick as you like, so it’s ideal for everyone – from newbies to those with established businesses.
Once you start the course, you’ll be able to access your course handbook, written by Melissa: The Infinitely Gracious Business Owner (PDF) so you can download it for future reference (because you will want to keep it handy!).
To bolster Melissa’s “5 Keys to the Kingdom” teachings, she also provides you with her popular ebook Powerful Self Healing in 5 Simple Steps (PDF) to download.
What’s more, Melissa always gives her students the best additional learning tools, such as: a 5 Minute Guided Meditation (via lecture and MP3 download), Pre-Planning Preparation Checklist (PDF), a Feedback and Testimonial Form (PDF), Initial Planning Checklist (PDF), a “Making the Jump” Calculator (XLS), Set Up Checklist (PDF), Profit Margin Calculator (XLS), Marketing Budget Calculator (XLS), Growth or Expansion Checklist (PDF), and her Business Health Checklist (PDF) – not to mention access to Melissa’s helpful business resources in the “Bonus Lecture” of the course!
Melissa’s comprehensive manual and additional learning tools will ensure you have everything you need, not just to become a success in business – but in life!
Once you’ve gone through all the lectures and completed all the quizzes, you’ll be able to take a final review to become one of Melissa’s Infinitely Gracious Business Owners! Upon submission of your exam, you’ll receive her custom Infinitely Gracious Business Owner Certificate (PDF) via email!
Some of the additional benefits of this course include being able to grow spiritually, improve your self worth, and even attract abundance into your business and life!
Lastly, Melissa will continue to add more helpful information to this course over time – of which you’ll have lifetime access to.
====== IMPORTANT NOTE ======
Melissa will need to obtain your real name & email address via the Infinitely Gracious Business Owner Final Exam form in order to create and email your customer certificate to you. Assessment of the exam can take up to 2 weeks. Your details remain confidential and are only used in the delivery of your certificate.
In this lecture, Melissa welcomes you to the course and gets you ready for the next steps!
In this lecture, Melissa gives you a brief explanation about her background and explains what an "Infinitely Gracious Business Owner" actually is!
In this short lecture, Melissa explains how to best use the tools provide to get the most benefit from this course, and all her others!
In this lecture, Melissa provides the link to download her course handbook, plus provides other helpful information for your student journey.
Melissa goes over some essential and important course information, as well as how to contact her for support through your learning journey.
Chapter 1: Melissa's 5 keys to the kingdom
In this lecture, Melissa explains what she feels all business owners are really after in their endeavors.
Melissa teaches you the first key to unlock the first door towards your business success.
In this lecture, Melissa takes you through what the second key is for true success.
By now, it's time for Melissa to teach you her Third Key to the kingdom, which she does in this lecture.
In this lecture Melissa goes through her fourth key to help you towards business success!
Melissa explains her fifth key to business success in this lecture.
Now that you've learned Melissa's 5 Keys to the Kingdom -- it's time to see how much you remember :)
Chapter 2: The super basics
Melissa introduces you to what she calls "super basics" of business in this lecture.
Melissa covers the importance of training and qualification in your business, even if what you're service offering is an innate, natural gift.
In this lecture Melissa explains the importance of going above and beyond with practice, as well as what Continuing Education means for you and your business.
In this lecture Melissa explains what "swimming in your lane" is when used in a business context - and why it's important.
Let's see how much of the 'super basics' you've remember with this short quiz!
Chapter 3: Duty of care
In this lecture, Melissa goes over the important topic of what Duty of Care is and what it means for you, your business, and your clients.
There's more to this course than just learning how to build a successful business! Ensuring you take care of yourself - mind, body, and soul - is part and parcel of being a true success in life!
Your Duty of Care for your clients is very important, so let's see how much you retained from this section!
Chapter 4: Pre-planning preparation
Melissa introduces the 'pre-planning' preparation stages for starting your business.
In this lecture Melissa gets students to think about steps which many business owners forget about when preparing to launch their business.
In this lecture, Melissa explains how important it is to get honest feedback to enhance your skills and service - as well as to obtain testimonials for future use.
Well done getting to this point! Let's see how much you've remembered from this chapter!
Chapter 5: Initial Planning
In this short introductory lecture, Melissa explains the importance of creating your initial planning checklist.
In this lecture Melissa explain all the components of her initial planning checklist for you.
Melissa helps you focus on your immediate next step, and even provides you with a 'making the jump' calculator to help you assess how soon you can transition fully into your new business!
Things are starting to get really exciting now, so let's see what you can remember from the initial planning checklist!
Chapter 6: Setting Up
Melissa introduces the set up phase of your business in this short video lecture.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over some of the things you should about with your accountant.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over some of the things you should consider when choosing and registering your business name.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over some of the things you should consider about obtaining liability insurance for your business.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over some of the things to consider about joining a professional membership association.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over the various places you can have as your healing space for clients, as well as the pros and cons. She also covers some of the essential equipment in this lecture.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over the considerations you should take in working out your hours of operation.
In this short lecture, Melissa goes over the importance of establishing response times for your customers and clients.
In this short lecture, Melissa discusses intake forms and privacy when working with clients.
In this intro video to pricing, Melissa provides a real story for contextual learning.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over more pricing components to consider for your business.
In this lecture Melissa provides a basic 'profit margin' example, as well as provides the download link to her profit margin calculator (XLS).
Let's see how much you've retained from this hefty chapter!
My quick 5-minute guided meditation to help relieve any stress - which will then allow you to better focus on learning and absorbing your coursework. You can also download the MP3 version via the resources section.
Video Music Credit: Music for Manatees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons. By Attribution 3.0 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Chapter 7: Marketing your business
Melissa introduces the marketing chapter with a little truth that she feels is important for you to know about.
In this lecture, Melissa explains two things you need to get clear on in order to understand the connection you need to make in your marketing efforts.
In this lecture, Melissa walks you through how to work out who your target market, or ideal client, is.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over your "tagline" and USP.
Melissa briefly goes over what she considers the "essentials" are for marketing a business.
In this lecture, Melissa goes over some of the 'free' marketing avenues you can use for your business.
In this lecture, Melissa covers some of the various methods of "paid" advertising you should consider for your business.
In this brief lecture, Melissa introduces her two suggested strategies depending on where you're at with your business.
In this lecture, Melissa teaches you a simple yet very effective way to book yourself solid as you start your new business.
In this lecture, Melissa teaches you an extremely effective way to work out your marketing spend and how to then attract new customers.
In this lecture, Melissa provides the links to her marketing budget calculator to help you work out what your advertising spend should be.
Melissa closes the marketing section of the course discussing the importance of ensuring you continue to market your business.
There was quite a lot to take in with marketing your business, so let's recap a few things now!
Chapter 8: Running your business
Melissa introduces this section about how to run your business in this short video lecture.
Melissa explains how important creating process is in the efficient operations of your business in this lecture.
In this lecture, Melissa provides advice on how to best manage your schedule for professionalism and a good work-life balance.
Melissa provides a general process for you to follow when conducting any service-based session in this lecture.
In this lecture, Melissa briefly goes over the 'client intake form' and provides an example of her own.
Melissa explains why post session follow-ups are important for service-based businesses.
In this lecture, Melissa explains the importance of both listening and responding to feedback and reviews.
Melissa goes over the various kinds of operating expenses and touches on wages and other expenses in this lecture.
Managing staff isn't always easy, so Melissa goes over this topic for those who plan on employing or contracting others to work for them.
Melissa covers self-care in this lecture because it tends to be an often-forgotten element in most business owner's lives.
This was a content-heavy section so let's see if you remember some of the main bits in this recap!
Chapter 9: Growing with your business
Melissa introduces this next chapter which is all about growing your business, or turning it around if it's not going in the direction you want.
In this lecture, Melissa helps you work out where you're at now in your business journey, and identify where you want to go - if you're not there yet!
Melissa helps you work out if it's time for you to grow your business in this lecture.
In this lecture, Melissa touches on the topic of 'turning your business around' for those who need help getting back on track. She also includes her "Business Health Checklist" (PDF) for download here, too.
Well done getting to this point, let's a quick recap of what you've learned!
Chapter 10: You’ve got this!
Melissa closes the course with a heart-felt thank you in this lecture.
In this lecture, Melissa takes you through the steps you need to complete in order to receive her custom "Infinitely Gracious Business Owner" certification.
In this bonus lecture, Melissa provides you with a long list of links to helpful business books, training, marketing tools, and other business resources.