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CAP in Brooklyn, NY
Posted: 09 June 2011 09:13 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Joined  2009-06-20

I’m still working out some personal stuff, but I wanted to see whether
there is anyone here who might be interested in either partnering or
taking over my CAP in Brooklyn. It’s in Bensonhurst, near tons of
transportation. 2 semi-private spaces (some religious clients need to be
treated with same-gender folks in the same room), 5-6 recliners. It’s
all set up and needs a motivated, energetic punk to take the reins and
make it move. 

Check out the clinic website: http://www.communityheartacupuncture.com/index.html

Email spiritoftheelements@gmail.com with any questions.


The clinic is in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, on Bay Parkway & 82nd
Street. The B82, B6, and B1 buses are nearby, as well as the D train -
Bay Parkway station.
It is ground level, but not a store front. The entrance is at the side
of a building, and I have signs on Bay Parkway (the busy street), the
lawn corner, and above our entrance. There are ramps everywhere, so it’s
wheelchair accessible (except for a small 2” step into the bathroom,
but the bathroom is large enough for a wheelchair). The rent is
$1236/month right now, and it goes up by 3% every year. Right now the
electric is free due to some kind of snafu with the previous owner of
the space.
The space—total is 650sq ft, with about half of that being the
treatment space. The tx space has soft carpet and is divided by a
curtain to accommodate our religious clients who need to be in
same-gender space for their treatments. I have 3-4 recliners on one side
and 2 on the other. The curtain could just as easily be pulled back.
There are 5-6 recliners in the space, and a massage chair is available
as well.

Posted: 10 June 2011 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Total Posts:  303
Joined  2009-04-11

The simple formula to use

which is far from comprehensive,but will give you an idea about how many patients you need to see to meet your expenses. That will help you figure out if your space is big enough to generate what you need. Start with the assumption that everyone will pay the minimum. You will actually do better than that, but start with that as a cushion. So, if everyone pays the minimum, how many patients do you have to see in a week or month to make your expenses. For example, if you need to gross 2000/wk to make expenses, how many patients would you have to see at the minimum fee to get there. Very quick and dirty, but it’ll put you in the ballpark. Then figure out if your space can accomodate that number of patients during the hours that you can manage to be open. 

Posted: 10 June 2011 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
Sr. Member
Total Posts:  303
Joined  2009-04-11


I just realized I posted this on the wrong thread. This was actually an answer to the question you asked on the “Not doing well” thread. Sorry about that. Check over there and then read this and maybe you can make some sense out of it.