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  1. Fraser Rawls
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A friend of mine and I have recently discovered floating and have fallen in love with it. We have also been thinking very seriously about opening one of our own here in our home town in South Carolina where floating isn't something that anyone has really heard of. There is only one other center in our state and we are thrilled at the idea of being able to introduce more people in our area to floating.


I'm curious to see if anyone here who is currently operating a center would be willing to share any financial reports or business plan documents so that we can get a better idea of what exactly we're up against to get this thing started. Anything anyone could share would be incredibly helpful.


Thanks so much, guys.

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Laurie Accepted Answer
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Did you ever find an 'affordable' business plan? I'm looking for one too, but I'm located in Canada. Any advice on where I can get that and construction plans? Thanks;)

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I'm in SC too and have similar plans.


Message me.

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Hi Fraser! You are one of the crazy ones. It seems that EVERONE loves floating once they give it a try, but only a select few are crazy enough to want to take it upon themselves to open up thier own float center. Welcome, you are part of a wonderful community. Are you aware of Float On's Float Tour? They are travelling the country visiting float centers and putting on workshops for prospective float center owners. http://www.thefloattour.com/ Float On's new business plan is solid, and may be worth the investment.

I paid somebody to help with my business plan. I still spent countless hours doing business plan research, providing her with info and editing things, but in the end I was able to secure a $100k loan through the SBA as a 27 year old with no collateral. Here is her contact info. She has experience in writing float center business plans:


Catherine FairbanksCBF Research Serviceshttp://www.cbfresearchservices.com


Once you form your business entity you should join the Float Facilitators Facebook Group. Tons of great info there as well.


Good luck!


Greg GriffinFloat Madison

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www.floatmadison.com

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Not sure if you've already proceeded on your float tank center but...I wouldn't buy any business plan. I bought an expensive one and I wasn't happy with it at all. One of the big pieces is funding source. I got the run around from banks and credit unions for a few months before giving up on that route. I had a 780 FICO and have many thousands of lines of credit and they still wouldn't give me the loan I needed. I've found that a lot of the industry has started with a pooling of friends/family money with little room for error and/or runway. Like many have done before, you just need to spend enough to open, but also enough that you're not cutting corners and having to do costly repairs (spending more) down the line...good luck!



floatlosalamos.com

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I actually have already downloaded some of the free materials they have on their site and they were helpful. I know they sell that business plan they say is well worth the $2000 price tag, but I'm a little skeptical. I have a business degree and believe that writing a decent business plan isn't something that would be to difficult to accomplish. Do you or anyone you know have any experience with their business plan? Is it really worth the price?


I also received an email from a gentleman who works for them. He said he would be willing to help with any information we might need, but I'm having a hard time figuring out whether his job is to just try to get me to buy their plan. How much information are they really able to give without defeating the purpose of having their business plan for sale?

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I think your best bet is to contact the folks at http://www.floatationtanks.com. They can help you with a business plan, consulting, health departments, and getting you the right tank/pod/room for your needs. 

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