Planning ahead of knowing. Too many new and aspiring Estheticians dream BIG. They imagine a large day spa with lots of happy employees and clients. The mind envisions a national chain of skincare businesses that take care of themselves through skilled managers. Thoughts of formulating a personal skincare line with international distribution skip through the imagination. It's all so wonderful and easy in the realm of make believe. But these business paths are littered with responsibilities, financial demands and management responsibilities that can quickly turn even the brightest of dreams into dark nightmares. It's one thing to want and quite another to have. Before venturing too far down any business concept make sure that you learn as much as you can about the destination and the road leading to it. Talk to other professionals who have "been there", who understand the commitment and risks that come with the project, and be sure you're up for the task. You don't want your "opportunity" to become an unpleasant trap you'll soon regret.