Take the time to think things through in your mind first, and your foray into the world of workplace reflexology could develop into a gratifying and lucrative endeavor. The more prepared you are, the easier and more successful will be the outcome of your efforts.
1. Choose the business you wish to approach. If you have a past affiliation with a particular company or industry, or know someone working there, consider starting there. The more you know about the nature of the business and the possible physical issues the workers risk, the more rapport you will create with your potential contractor. Utilize the Internet to learn as much as you can about the company’s philosophy, history and successes. Make what you are offering relevant. Make sure you dress the part when you meet in person. Bermuda shorts and polo shirt would not be appropriate for a prestigious law firm; neither would high heels and three-piece suit for a retirement home.
2. Prepare the stats I shared in the Reflexology in the Workplace post in an attractive folio, along with a description of the possible options from which to choose (listed below), to leave with the company representative after your meeting. Remember, the key is to demonstrate that what you have to offer will increase the bottom line.
3. You and the designated business representative will need to decide when the reflexology sessions will take place – before or after work shifts; during lunch or breaks; all day long – and where – in the cafeteria; individual offices; quiet, unused room. There are advantages and disadvantages to each location. Working in the cafeteria, for example, might peak other workers’ interest, but won’t be as relaxing for the recipient.
4. How long and how often will the sessions be offered? There is no real typical time allotment. Large companies may opt for 15, 20 or even 30 minutes. Smaller companies with fewer employees may allow for a full hour for each individual. Sessions can be daily, weekly or monthly. Be prepared to discuss the merits of all those options with the company rep.
5. And lastly, who pays for your time and expertise – the employer, the employees, a combination of the two? And how are you paid? By the minute, the hour, the number of sessions or the day?
Done right, your mobile business can grow such that it will necessitate your hiring other reflexologists to meet the demand. Wheee! If the business (or businesses) you service is a national operation, you may even have the opportunity to expand into other cities! Or franchise your operation! The possibilities are limitless; let you vision soar.