September is a great month, isn’t it? People are going back to school or back to work. Everyone is happy and in a good mood after spending time on a sunny beach. And it’s a great season for you because everyone wants to feel and look their best, so you know clients are going to be booking appointments left and right. Don’t you love back to school season now? But are you really ready for it?
Sunny weather and beaches. Margaritas and good company. Is there a smile on your face yet? Are you in desperate need of a break but worried there won’t be any business left to come back to? With the right tools and preparations, you could be sipping on Piña Coladas on a beautiful sandy beach in Hawaii in no time and without a single worry ;) Let’s see what you need to do to make that happen!
As a successful business owner, beauty professional, or any awesome title you may go by, you have a lot of things on your plate. We know you are an accomplished multitasker, but we also know you rather do the things you love, like spending time with your family and taking care of the people coming in to use your services. So, here is a question you will eventually have to ask yourself: “Do I need to hire an administrative assistant…or do I need a management and online booking platform?” Here are the pros and cons.
Oh dear, is it that time of the year already? Yes, it’s prom time. Girls will giggle, buy that perfect dress and guys will have to rent the perfect matching tux, get a boutonniere and break the piggy bank to rent that extra-stretch limo. We know all the high schools around set up their prom at pretty much the same time, that means every girl needs to get her nails, makeup and hair done for this special day. What a lucrative month for beauty salons and hairdressers alike. But are you ready to deal with this appointment tsunami? Let’s see what you need to do to get ready!
All the Sassoons, Fekkais, and Hershbergers of this world started cutting hair in relatively small, unknown salons. They gained a cult-like following because of their talent and because of their strong work ethic. As a salon owner, your prime source of revenue comes from services you offer your clients. It all depends on how many you see per day, week, and month.
We know you rock your scissors like a modern day Edward scissorhands but it's sadly usually the logistics and scheduling tools that slow salon owners down. You want to optimize your time and not necessarily maximize it so you can take advantage of every second of your work day without penalizing your clients or your practice.
Selling a product or service is the ultimate goal of any small business, no matter what it is selling. The hair salon business is a great example of a service everyone needs. You (really) shouldn't mess around with your own hair, unless you want to end up in a Phoebe and Monica FRIENDS situation. It's best to leave hair cutting to a professional that knows what he/she is doing. But, as a hair salon owner, how do you ensure your sustainability, knowing that only 30% of businesses make it to their 10-year anniversary in the U.S.?
Business growth strategies not only expand your business but they also ensure you're not getting yourself into any business pitfalls that could compromise everything you've worked so hard for. We're not telling you to make a Supercuts-like franchise out of your more chic intimate salon, but using certain methods to elevate your business can greatly increase your salon's success. Read on to find out if you're implementing the right methods.
You’ve completed your massage therapy courses and you’re now a certified massage therapist. Congratulations! In addition to having godly hands that make people automatically relax, you are also now ready to build your own massage empire. There are so many things to know before starting this venture and it can get pretty overwhelming in a very short amount of time.
We’ve come up with 9 things you should really know before starting a massage business. From building a strong business plan to reaching clients online to the location you choose, we’ve got everything you need to know. And hey, maybe to thank us you could offer us a free massage!
If you own a salon and have the luxury of having a receptionist, you know that most of their time is spent on the phone, answering and calling clients for their next appointment. They are tied down on the phone all day, so they can't solely concentrate their energy on the people in your salon. If you don't have a receptionist, you're the one who's answering all the calls... And because of this, the customer experience for the actual clients in the salon can sadly be put aside even if it's unintentional. But what if you could automate and digitize the appointment booking process for clients? A salon booking software will allow you to offer a personalized service by greeting customers warmly, serving them refreshments, selling additional products at the cash, or doing anything else to make your clients salon experience sensational.
A better customer service can increase your revenues by making your clients feel like their business is appreciated. Find out exactly how a salon booking software can help grow your revenue.
You know the type of days, when no matter how many times you re-heat your coffee, you still end up drinking it cold... For salon owners, this can happen every single day; you've got inventory orders to fill, phone calls to answer, employees to pay, sinks to clean, towels to dry, etc.
We really want you to optimize your time so you don’t have to work longer hours, just smarter ones. Ladies and gents, it’s actually proven (by real, researched data) that working longer hours doesn't mean you are more productive. As well as optimizing your time, we also want you to drink your coffee while it's warm and eat a proper balanced meal! And you know, being a workaholic won’t make you #successful, it will make you #nuts.
‘Paper vs digital’: It is one of the biggest dilemmas of our era. Even though the Internet has taken over our lives, and that we all now carry our phones everywhere, we have to admit that they are incredibly handy in our day to day activities, whether it is work related or not. Paper and pen have become almost obsolete for most people. Cursive writing is now almost considered an ancient form of writing.
Digital appointment books are so advanced now that it’s hard to believe businesses worked without it before. They can synchronize your calendars, contacts, notes, and more, all in one single, easy to access place. You can even synchronize all your information from your phone to your computer, and vice versa. Then how come so many small business owners still using paper systems that keep slowing them down?