Resources

Below are links to website resources that Career Services feels may be of use to current students and alumni. Click the categories below to see an expanded list of web sites related to the category.

Budgeting and Business Plans

  • Budget Worksheets
    Use this Excel Spreadsheet to record your income and expenses. Keep track of everything from wages and bonuses to rent and groceries.
  • Business Plan Guide
    Use these great outlines to assist you in creating your business. Tips for creating your business idea and outlines for your writing your business plans.
  • Business Plan Worksheet
    This handy worksheet will walk you through the creation of your business plan. What is your market analysis? Who are your competitors? What are your marketing strategies?
  • How to Save Money
    Saving money is one of those tasks that's so much easier said than done. There's more to it than spending less money (although that part alone can be challenging). How much money will you save, where will you put it, and how can you make sure it stays there? Here's how to set realistic goals, keep your spending in check, and get the most for your money.
  • The Secret to Saving Money
    free online lesson
  • WePay.com
    Collect donations online. Create a donation page on WePay FREE

Cover Letter and Resume Writing

  • Cover Letter Guide
    How to write great cover letters! Suggestions to make writing your cover letter a little easier. Things you should include, things you should NOT include. It's all covered.
  • Cover Letter Tips
    Tips for writing a successful cover letter.
  • Creating Your Resume
    The purpose of a resume is to get an interview. Use this helpful guide to make sure you get that interview.
  • Power Phrases to Build Your Resume
    An alphabetical listing of power words and ways of using them in your resume.
  • Resume Edge
    Paid resume building service.
  • Resume Faux Pas
    Things to be aware of and things NOT to do on your resume.
  • Resume Rx
    Twelve tips on tightening your resume.
  • Write a Better Resume
    Start on the right foot. More tips on writing a great resume.

Interviewing

Marketing

  • Bluehost University Program
    The Bluehost University Program makes our full-fledged hosting accounts more affordable than ever. At unprecedented rates of up to 60% off, any student or educator can now gain complete access to our hosting services along with unlimited access to industry-leading tools and software at no additional cost. And our 24/7 in-house support staff, vast knowledge base, and tutorial videos make sure everyone stays ahead of the curve. Get started today!
  • Business Cards
    Choosing the right name can make all the difference. Tips on what you should consider when creating your business cards.
  • Magic Website Maker
    Get your MagicWebsiteMaker™ today complete with online appointment calendar and many other fantastic features! Free!!
  • Marketing Ideas
    Some different ways to get your name out there and start building a client base.
  • MyMark.com
    MyMark.com is a platform designed to simplify the process of getting a website and marketing that site for individual professionals. MyMark provides a page which can be simply created by following several simple wizards. These wizards will help you set up a page with a blog, eStore, video marketing and lead capture all in one location. It allows you to set up a website and link all your social media into one spot. Makes online marketing etc. very simple.

Private Practice

Spa Information

  • Spa Evidence
    SpaEvidence is the world's first portal designed to help people explore the medical evidence that exists for spa and wellness therapies. With THOUSANDS of studies evaluating the benefits of approaches like massage and meditation, we've made it easy to search the most relevant, authoritative sources of "evidence-based medicine." We hope this free resource will EMPOWER people - and medical, spa and wellness professionals - to investigate the HARD SCIENCE BEHIND SPA.
  • Spa Industry Resource Guide
    Information about different Associations, Conventions, and Publications.
  • Spa Job Benefits
    A list of what a Spa provides for you.
  • Spa News
    The latest information about the growing Spa Industry.
  • Typical Pay Structures
    If you're going to be or are already working in the Spa Industry, make sure you're getting paid what you deserve.

Tools for Success

  • Bright.com
    Great job hunting site. Bright has access to over 2 million jobs, all waiting for you to apply. 1. Go to www.bright.com and click “Sign up now!”. 2. Connect with Facebook using your Facebook log-in credentials. 3. Enter a job function into the “Search Jobs” box and hit Enter.
  • Career Options
    Endless Possibilities... Career options in the massage therapy industry.
  • Financial Assistance
    This is an organization comprised of information and benefits for Single Parents, Single Mothers and Single Fathers across the United States. SPAOA is dedicated to the purpose of supplying information about Financial Aid, Advice and other Services for Single Parents. SPAOA efforts on behalf of its members is to bring information about Specialized Benefits including, but not limited too, medical benefits, financial aid, government grants, discount membership benefits from Groceries to Clothing Departments. as well as, further education financial benefits, and serves as an industry forum for information and resources for Single Parents across America. We also include a full forum for Members for support and advice and the ability to leave comments and feedback on sections of the web site itself. Membership for SPAOA is 100% Free and Confidential. Your SPAOA membership identifies you throughout our network of affiliates and businesses. You automatically qualify for medical prescriptions discounts up to and over 50%, plus many other exclusive membership privileges. We have additional third party benefits and advertisements that members have found to be very useful such as scholarships for school, gift card drawings, coupons, discount prescription card, life insurance. All of these benefits are made available to you as a member of SPAOA and are completely voluntary and are accepted at your own discretion. SPAOA Membership Benefits. We are passionate about the Benefits that we offer to our members and the lives we touch around the nation. At times we all need a little Help. We are constantly adding additional grants, scholarships and financial help for Single Parents, Single Mothers, and Single Fathers and we encourage you to refer any Single Parent you know to come and join our community to help where may be needed.
  • Financial Assistance - Hardship Loan
    Economic troubles, a job loss, and overwhelming student loans can all result in the need to apply for financial hardship. Several types of financial hardship exist: you can apply for a hardship to postpone your student loan payments or write a financial hardship letter to any creditor to work out a solution. Financial hardship should only be sought if you cannot pay your bills. Creditors are more willing to work with you if this is the first or second time you are applying rather than a regular occurrence.
  • find touch
    Massage therapy jobs | clinics, spas, salons, and chiropractors | fill-in and permanent massage jobs. Community of thousands of massage therapists and hundreds of massage therapy employers.
  • Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC)
    FAPSC has partnered with LearningExpress to offer tools that prepare students for general tests in math, reading and writing, and to take state licensing exams. You will receive FREE and unlimited access to online courses, practice tests, and LearningExpress, LLC Job & Career Accelerator. The Job & Career Accelerator is a fully integrated online career and job search platform that offers the following tools: • Career and Occupational Exploration • Resume and Letter Builder • Real-Time Job and Internship Opportunities • Job Tracking Dashboard • Access to over 60 computer training courses
  • Formula for Success
    Our Commitment: To help you learn all you need to know to become a successful professional in the massage therapy industry. Some tips for success.
  • Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT)
    The Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT), established in 1997, is a 501(c)(3) qualified and United Way accredited charitable foundation, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our mission is to empower motivated, unemployed and underemployed southern Nevadans by helping them overcome barriers to financial independence, and to obtain the skills necessary for self-sufficient employment. People need to, and want to, support themselves and their dependents without having to rely on welfare, food stamps, public housing or other assistance. At FIT we assist each client individually to break the cycle of dependency through guidance, mentoring, resources and support for education, training and employment assistance. FIT's holistic approach gives people the tools with which to be able to support themselves. FIT helps individuals and families regain their dignity, self-respect and independence. FIT's work is particularly important at this time. As our country struggles through a serious economic recession, our services are in increasing demand. Through the generosity of grants and support from donors, FIT is able to meet the growing need of our community by advancing people into long term, self-sufficient employment. FIT clients gain Better Jobs. Brighter Futures.
  • Free Personal Finance Software
    Mint brings all your financial accounts together online, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets & helps you achieve your savings goals.
  • gofundme.com
    GoFundMe is a personal fundraising website that has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars for the things that matter to them most.
  • Job Search Guide
    A step-by-step process for finding the right job for you.
  • Juliet Austin.com
    Coaching & Copywriting Marketing Services to Help Therapists & Holistic Health Practitioners Start & Build Private Practices
  • Kickstarter
    We help people (like you!) fund creative projects. Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields
  • Massage.com
    Massage.com provides the following services: A directory of massage therapists to connect those seeking treatment with the appropriate provider A directory of spas and bodyworkers to connect those seeking a treatment or relaxation with those trained to provide the services A directory of massage schools to connect students with educational opportunities Wholesale massage products, including the latest in affordable and quality goods Unique content and opinions about massage, its efficacy, and treatment options Articles, news, and research from around the web Marketing services to bring new clients to your clinic or spa, including: Marketing Names Featured Directory Listings Paid Search Marketing & SEO Services
  • Physical Presentation
    Physical presentation and appearance are two of the biggest factors that your success as a professional hinges on. Tips for a professional physical presentation.
  • Relocating for Your Career
    Learn who to contact, places to visit, and people to stay in touch with.
  • Salaries
    Make sure you know how much you should be earning.
  • State Licensing Information
    Licensing information for all 50 states. Phone numbers, hour, fees, and more!
  • Visionary Business Keys
    Twelve essential keys to creating a successful business.
  • WorldPay US, Inc.
    This is a company designed to make business accounting easier. Excellent resource for our graduates starting their own businesses

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Massage Licensing Information

Skin Care Licensing Information

National Certification/MBLEx

Need to get Nationally Certified or renew your current certification? Have questions about certification or the MBLEx? Or do you just need to study for you exams? These links will take you right where you need to go.

Business Cards

Credit Cards

Need money to get your certification and/or license? Why not get a credit card? It's fast, simple, and will get you on your way to getting licensed right away!

Association Web Sites

Looking for liability insurance? Looking for continuing education credits? These associations offer these services as well as magazines, research, and much, much more!

Small Business

Need advice in getting your private practice up and running? These sites offer mentoring, marketing research, financial advice, business forms, and a whole lot more!

Professional Marketing Materials

Looking for promotional materials for your private practice? These sites will help you create a package that uniquely represents you and your company. They offer many other professional materials for your company at reasonable prices.
  • www.clientwebpro.com
  • www.info4people.com
  • www.mindbodyonline.com
  • www.snirk.com
  • www.yourmassagewebsite.com
  • www.yournextmassage.com
  • BodyworkSites
    We are a group of passion-fueled people on fire with a single purpose: to build the absolute best Websites in the world for massage therapists. Our little team brings together over 20 years of experience building award-winning Websites for practitioners just like you. So we have a pretty darn good sense of what you need.
  • clientWEBpro
    We set you up with an amazing website, online appointment book, client retention tools, and even allow you to accept PayPal and credit card payments online. PLUS: Your subscription includes a Marketing Advisor. We help you make the most of your website. We show you how to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to attract business.
  • Schedulicity
    Schedulicity offers the #1 online appointment scheduling solution for Massage Therapists - giving you more control and convenience than you've ever experienced before. Most Massage Therapists professionals make more money and add more clients when using Schedulicity. Make it easier for clients to schedule with you - they'll love the convenience and so will you!
  • Wix.com
    CREATE YOUR FREE FLASH WEBSITE
  • Zeel Networks, Inc
    Online service that helps consumers to find and book appointments with vetted health and wellness appointments. Our focus is on the CAM marketplace and we're working with over 2300 massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, personal trainers, nutritionists, yoga & Pilates instructors to make connections with Zeel's nearly 12,000 members. We're also a great resource for recent grads and alumni who are solo practitioners as there is no fee to become a Zeel expert (we charge a fee for every new client appointment booked via out site).

Cruise Ship Resources

Discover how cruise ships can be your ticket to a great career while traveling the world at the same time.

Grant Resources

Need a Grant to get thing started off right? These sites might have the answer for you.

Continuing Education Resources

Looking for some more Continuing Education Credits? Check out these sites.
  • www.ce4lmts.com
  • www.cemassagelasvegas.com
  • www.drbobseiler.com
  • www.dwtherapy.com
  • www.igetintouch.com
  • www.integrative-healthcare.org/programs.htm
  • www.massagetherapy.org/cont_edu.html
  • www.nasm.org
  • www.quantummassage.org
  • www.steinerce.com
  • Cortiva Continuing Education
  • National Bodywork Seminars
    Medical Massage for Shoulder, Arm, & Wrist Pain- June 4, 2012 8.5CEs. We review the anatomy and contributing factors of Shoulder Bursitis, Rotator Cuff & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Golfers/Tennis Elbow, and Carpel Tunnel. Learn repatterning exercises and highly effective techniques integrated from various modalities (such as Trigger Point, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Release Technique, and more) to relieve these conditions. $150 before May 4th/$170 after *$20 discount if you register for both Medical Massage seminars* Medical Massage for Low Back, Hip, & Sciatica Pain- June 5, 2012 8.5CEs. We review the anatomy and contributing factors of Low Back and Hip Pain, Disc & Facet Joint Injuries, and True & Pseudo-Sciatica. Learn repatterning exercises and highly effective techniques integrated from various modalities (such as Myofascial Release, Structural Integration, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and more) to relieve these conditions. $150 before May 5th/$170 after *$20 discount if you register for both Medical Massage seminars* Table Thai Yoga Massage -June 6-7, 2012, 17CEs. Learn over 2 hours of facilitated stretching using diverse tools like elbows and feet. You will be able to perform a full body Table Thai Yoga Massage and be able to integrate these stretches into any massage session. $280 before May 6th/$320 after. Heath and Nicole Reed have studied at the feet of some of the greatest teachers in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. They own National Bodywork Seminars which is approved by NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider. Our intention is to teach new techniques that Feel Good to Give & Feel Good to Receive! Due to the limited class size, half the tuition is due as a deposit to reserve your space. The remaining half balance is due on the day of the seminar. For more information or TO REGISTER visit: www.NationalBodyworkSeminars.com or contact us at info@HeathandNicole.com or at 602.751.1201. All forms of payment accepted.

Miscellaneous

Other sites that don't fit any of the other categories.