Best Spa Business Practices

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association has released a pioneering list of Global Best Practices to ensure that all spas provide quality services to their guests.  The Global Best Practices acts as a checklist for spas striving to create quality and respected businesses.  The list was created by a task force of top spa industry professionals to aid their peers in creating the best spa experience for consumers.  ISPA does not regulate these practices, but recommends that its member spas adopt them in compliance with local laws.  
“Two years ago we introduced the ISPA Code of Conduct, a list of rights and responsibilities for spa guests, that helped open the door to developing a Global Best Practices guide for spas throughout the world,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees.  “Consumers are very savvy on what constitutes a spa experience and we are ensuring that our members have the tools to stay relevant in meeting consumer needs and expectations.”

Each section of the document provides guidance for spas to review and interpret to their diverse audience and membership.  The eight sections of the best practices document include: Human Resources and Staff, Safety, Guest Relations, Service and Guest Experience, Accounting and Business Practices, ISPA Code of Conduct and Ethics, Sustainability and a Resource guide.  Everything from having staff certified in first-aid and CPR to ideas on how to make your facility more environmentally friendly is included.  You can view the entire Global Best Practices on ISPA’s Web site.

About ISPA

ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. For more details on ISPA 

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Opening a MedSpa and the Recession

February 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Spa Industry Press Releases, Spa Vendor News

acara1Medical Spa Industry Expert Presents Opening a Successful MedSpa and the Recession

Entrepreneurs, Hospitals, and Physicians all want to know how to open a successful MedSpa during the recession. Francis X. Acunzo, Medical Spa Business Expert will address this topic during his upcoming Acara Webinar on Tuesday February 24th.

Most people don’t’ know that Trader Joe’s, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Disney and 16 of the 30 companies that make up the Dow Industrial Average were all started during a recession or depression.

 

Every week, I am asked, ‘should I open a Medical Spa now, in the middle of this recession?’ My research shows that many successful businesses launched during recessions. In addition, there might be some advantages that I will discuss during this upcoming Webinar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Branford, CT  – On Tuesday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m. EST, Acara is hosting the webinar, How to Open a Successful Medical Spa presented by Medical Spa industry expert, Francis X. Acunzo. As a special feature, to this Webinar, he will discuss the recession and its impact on launching a MedSpa or Aesthetic Cosmetic Practice.

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“Most people don’t’ know that Trader Joe’s, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Disney and 16 of the 30 companies that make up the Dow Industrial Average were all started during a recession or depression.” states Francis X. Acunzo, “Every week, I am asked, ‘should I open a Medical Spa now, in the middle of this recession?’ My research shows that many successful businesses launched during recessions. In addition, there might be some advantages that I will discuss during this upcoming Webinar”

Mr. Acunzo will also touch on the “Four Cs”: concept, credibility, collateral and credit that you need to finance a project during a tight credit environment. In addition, he will review Acara’s development steps to opening and launching a successful MedSpa or Aesthetic Practice.

This Webinar is for anyone currently developing or contemplating opening a Medical Spa or Aesthetic Practice, now or in the near future. Registration is complimentary and Opening a Successful MedSpa webinar is being held Tuesday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. PST and 1:00 p.m. EST. Register here.

For companies seeking to tap into Acara’s expertise and knowledge you can go to their blog which is a business resource for MedSpa owners and operators, visit their website to learn how they can support you in developing, managing or marketing your spa or aesthetic business or attend their weekly complimentary Medical Spa business webinars.

About Acara Partners:
Acara is the business team for the spa industry offering turnkey solutions to owners, operators, physicians and investors seeking to develop, manage and market their Spa, Medical Spa, Wellness Center, Cosmetic or Aesthetic Practice. Acara is led by industry leader Francis X. Acunzo and his tea