While Sandra and I are meeting the demands of running, growing, expanding and nurturing a business, Brian and I have managed to meet almost every Tuesday to go over our latest blog posts. We made an agreement with each other that we would blog for one year. No questions asked, no excuses. We agreed to create a blog post once a week for 12 months that both provides value to the float center community and ideally helps to move it forward. Based on the immense amount of feedback we have received over the past ten months, we believe we are hitting the mark we aimed for.
So what’s next? Running a float center is an ongoing learning experience and because of that we’ll always have more knowledge and advice to share with the world. In that vein, we have committed to writing weekly blog posts for another 12 months, continuing to offer technical and practical advice to starting and running a float center. We also have a few other exciting things in the wings, a few of which are mentioned below. These programs and tools we’re working on are only going to benefit the float community as a whole as we continue to build a support structure to help everyone’s business grow.
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Partnering with Float On’s Apprenticeship Program
It can be difficult for some to believe that competitors can get along so well, but Float On and the Float Shoppe continue to become closer friends. We have also become closer in our business relationship as we share clients based on their personal needs and float each other in our tanks. Recently we have deepened our collaborative efforts to include our own expertise as part of Float Tank Solutions’ apprenticeship program.
The Float Shoppe will now be offering a full days apprentice for any individuals interested in offering multiple modalities in their business. Running a float center is an incredible task, and offering additional modalities can be just as big of hurdle. We will be covering this in more detail in an upcoming post.
I am very interested in the growth and development of other float center businesses and would love to start introducing guest posts to the blog and share insights from others based on their own unique experiences. If you feel like you have insights, please get in touch and I’d love to get your post up for everyone to read!
More in the Works
We hope you stay with us as we roll out new features, tools and tips that will help you start and run your float business. Starting and running a float center is a massive undertaking, we are committed to helping you along the way.
Thanks for making that commitment Dylan. I don’t respond often but I do read every single one of your posts. Yours is the first float center that I ever visited and continues to be my favorite. I might take you up on that internship sometime soon!
Dylan Schmidt says
Thank you Dave. Are things gearing up to start a center of your own?
Yes, Dylan. Things are progressing… never as fast as I’d like but progressing nonetheless. Things should start moving very fast in the near future. Just had my first session this week with a business counselor who is navigating me through the fine art of commercial finance. I feel that I am in very good hands! I have the location. i am just need to secure the funds to finish the renovation and purchase the equipment. 2014 should be the year to bring the first real float center to Maine!
I live in Maine and love floating! Where will your shop be located?
Dave, I would love to talk with you about this! We have plans to open a center in Portland.
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Has it already been 12 months of blogging!!?? Wow! Time flies!
I’d probably be interested in doing some type of wright up as we have seriously just finished construction. If you need contributors to the guest post let me know.
I’d love to hear more about offering different modalities in a float centre. We currently have 3 tanks, an acupuncturist and a registered massage therapist on staff. I would like to start offering private yoga lessons before floats (or just on their own) in a room we have available in the space. Any insight on time management or scheduling? How are your yoga classes set up?
Thanks for all the info, I love listening to your podcasts
Dylan Schmidt says
Hi Gina! You can hear Sandra and I’s perspective on multiple modalities at the float conference here: https://youtu.be/FGoOb_9IYwg
You can check out this link for a writeup I made in 2013 on the topic as well.
Finally, I recommend checking out our podcast where I talk about it rather frequently. This episode in particular covers massage & Floats specifically.
Gina Falcetta says
Thanks so much Dylan!
Is Float Shoppe still offering Apprenticeships?
I’ve considered Float On, but I lean towards the multiple modalities concept.
Dylan Schmidt says
Jack, we are. We have done so many different modalities, I think we will definitely be able to help you out! If you are interested, email me at Dylan@floatshoppe.com