Health and Beauty

  • Complementary Therapy

    • How to become a Reiki Practitioner

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a Reiki practitioner. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become an Aromatherapist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an aromatherapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Homeopath

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a homeopath. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become an Acupuncturist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an acupuncturist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Hypnotherapist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a hypnotherapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Herbalist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a herbalist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Reflexologist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a reflexologist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Yoga and Pilates Instructor

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a yoga and pilates instructor. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become an Indian Head Massage Therapist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an Indian head massage therapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • A Guide to the Complementary Therapy Sector

      This market synopsis identifies the trends and developments affecting the complementary therapy sector in the UK. It provides information targeted specifically at new, existing or aspiring small business owners who are aiming to trade or develop their interests within this sector...

  • Hair and Beauty

    • How to become a Mobile Beauty Therapist

      This profile provides information about starting up as a mobile beauty therapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • Starting a Hairdressing Salon

      This profile provides information about starting up and running an independent hairdressing salon. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • Starting a Tanning Salon

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a tanning salon. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Nail Technician

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a nail technician. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • Starting a Nail Salon

      This profile provides information about starting up and running an independent nail salon. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • Starting a Barber Shop/Male Grooming Salon

      This profile provides information about starting up and running an independent barber shop/male grooming salon. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Tattoo Artist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a tattoo artist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Mobile Hairdresser

      This profile provides information about starting up as a mobile hairdresser. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Make-up Artist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a make-up artist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Cosmetics and Toiletries Retailer

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a cosmetics and toiletries retailer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Massage Therapist

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a massage therapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Afro-Caribbean Hairdresser

      This profile provides information about starting up as an Afro-Caribbean hairdresser. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • Starting a Beauty Salon

      This profile provides information about starting up and running an independent beauty salon. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Handmade Cosmetics Maker

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a handmade cosmetics maker. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • A Guide to the Hair and Beauty Sector

      This market synopsis examines the trends and market developments affecting hair and beauty services in the UK. It provides information that will be useful in the development of business plans, enabling readers to gain a broader understanding of the sector...

  • Healthcare

    • How to become a Physiotherapist

      This profile provides information about starting up and practising as a physiotherapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Podiatrist/Chiropodist

      This profile provides information about starting up and practising as a podiatrist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • Starting a Counselling/Psychotherapy Service

      This profile provides information about starting up and operating as a counsellor in private practice. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • Starting an Opticians' Practice

      This profile provides information about starting up and running an opticians' practice. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Chiropractor

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a chiropractic service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • Starting a Nursing Agency

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a nursing agency. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Nutritional Therapist

      This profile provides information about starting up and practising as a nutritional therapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • Starting a Dental Practice

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a dental practice. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • Starting a Special Event Vehicle Hire Business

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a special event vehicle hire service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Speech and Language Therapist

      This profile provides information about starting up and practising as a speech and language therapist (SLT). It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become an Osteopath

      This profile provides information about starting up and practising as an osteopath. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become an Occupational Therapist

      This profile provides information about starting up and practising as an independent occupational therapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • Starting a Community Pharmacy

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a community pharmacy. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Dietitian

      This profile provides information about starting up and practising as an independent dietitian. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Foot Health Practitioner

      This profile provides information about starting up and practising as a foot health practitioner. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...