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Old 04-29-2015, 12:44 PM
Location: New Jersey
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I am From NJ and I am planning to open my massage business in Florida. Would Orlando be best fit or Tampa area?

Need advice on current business situation/booming sectors.

I have been looking at the orlando area and Find it very nice, however I also found lots of crime and I generally just want a great place to live in where I would be able to bring my dogs to dog parks. I'm no city girl so safe and great small towns are best. I am open to cities that will bring me business Opportunities.

Also, I would love to live in a Great neighborhood no Ghetto at all! Need to have Chipotle, Sams Club or Bjs near by. I would love a dog park near as well. Would appreciate all the feedback possible please

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Old 04-29-2015, 02:50 PM
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Not often that you see a reference to a massage parlor and BJ's in the same message...

Do you cater to tourists? Looking for a steady clientele? Have special massage techniques for seniors or do you have a preferred age/gender range? Solo practitioner or looking to build a spa environment with other therapists?

Lots of choices across Florida, and any urban area should have Chipotle and Sams Club. BJ's is a bit more specialized and more focused in the NE - Costco is another option for you.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:42 AM
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Orlando is pretty well inundated with massage therapists, as all of the better hotels where people with the disposable income needed for massage, have their own spas or on-call massage therapists they already deal with. Outside of the tourist sector Orlando is at the bottom in terms of cities where residents have the disposable income to pay for luxuries such as massages and would really reconsider location before making that kind of an investment. There are other places in FL worth exploring for that kind of business such as Key West (many affluent European visitors accustomed to regular massages) or Naples/Marco Island (seasonal, but for six months overrun with the 1% who bring enough cash to keep businesses afloat year-round). I'm sure their are other options so I would highly recommend doing some homework. Good luck!
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:42 PM
Location: Port Charlotte
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Check out all the licensing. Not only state but local occupation licenses.
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