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Certificate Description

Starting your own business in health and healing provides many exciting options to create a way to live and work that allows you to express your deepest core values and explore your own health and well-being more fully. In an era of ongoing economic and job uncertainties, starting your own business in a growing field, such as health care, can provide you with independence, flexibility, personal fulfillment, control over your own life, and incredible financial rewards. This innovative program teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to take their dreams and create their new reality. Knowing the proper steps to take, learning how to develop a successful business plan, understanding how to create, finance, and market your business, and examining the secrets of successful entrepreneurs will all be explored in this program. Students receive sample documents and worksheets in many topics to help complete this program with virtually everything they’ll need to begin!

Certificate Purpose

The goal of this certificate program is to provide effective strategies and knowledge to individuals who would like to start their own business in health, healing, or wellness.

Courses Included

Starting Your Own Business in Holistic and Integrative Health: Preparing for the Change

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Starting your own business in health and healing provides many exciting options to create a way to live and work that allows you to express your deepest core values and explore your own health and well-being more fully. Determining how to start your own business requires insight, and specific steps help ensure the process is successful.

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Choosing the Business Structure for your Health and Wellness Business

  • Contact Hours: 1.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.15

Innovations in health care directed toward improved health outcomes, the utilization of more varied diagnostic and holistic treatment options, and the increasing diversity of patient populations supports health care providers and other interested individuals who are seeking unique career alternatives, including starting their own business. Once an individual decides to create their own business, one of the first important an important first steps is to decide how that business will be structured. This decision can impact the longevity and success of the business and has important legal and tax implications.

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Creating a Business Plan for Your Health and Wellness Business

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Just like a builder needs a blueprint to ensure a house will be structurally sound and resemble the vision laid out on the blueprint, a successful health care entrepreneur needs to create a business plan for their vision. Creating a business plan provides a blueprint for your business and is the first important step in achieving your entrepreneurial goals. Your business plan will provide you with a description of your business, help you understand start-up and ongoing costs, persuade others to invest in what you are creating, help you successfully compete in your target market, and support you as you assess the opportunities and challenges you may face with your new enterprise. By creating a business plan and doing your homework, you hold yourself accountable to goals and objectives, and greatly improve your chance of success.

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Financing Your Business in Health and Wellness

  • Contact Hours: 1.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.15

Creating a successful business means understanding the world of finance. Though this world is often intimidating, financial literacy is a critical skill for entrepreneurs. Many businesses fail because of a lack of adequate funding, so this remains one of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs when starting, operating, and expanding their business. Understanding your business’ financing needs and knowing the range of financing options available to you will improve your odds of success.

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Marketing Your Health and Wellness Business

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

An effective, well-developed marketing strategy is one of the most important documents you will create in your business. This document communicates what customers receive from your company and helps secure customers for the future. Marketing strategies take time, resources, and money to implement. Since all three are often in limited supply (especially for new companies), an effective marketing strategy must be carefully and thoughtfully designed and measured.

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Secrets of Successful Healthcare Entrepreneurs

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Starting a new business is a lot of work. Despite the intense effort required to launch a new venture, successful entrepreneurs have many diverse characteristics that support their achievements and enhance their ability to create a successful business. By cultivating these characteristics, continually learning, being open to new possibilities, and committing to their vision, entrepreneurs can help ensure the success of their business.

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Certificate Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the necessary factors to consider when preparing to start your own business.
  2. Compare and contrast the six basic types of business structures.
  3. Discuss how to create an effective business plan.
  4. Explain how to effectively finance your health and wellness business.
  5. Explain how to create an effective marketing strategy for your business.
  6. Describe the secrets of a successful healthcare entrepreneur.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Holistic Health
  • Integrative Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Professional Development
  • Social Work
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards

California Board of Behavioral Sciences - California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. Course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

NCBTMB—National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11.

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Cost: $66.00

  • Contact Hours: 11.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 1.10

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