Happy Thanksgiving –Let Us Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving –Let Us Give Thanks

Written by Jon on November 27, 2013 – 2:00 pm

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you,” that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart Thanksgiving is always an appropriate time to give thanks for all our blessings. In our hectic schedule; trying  to find time for our business, struggle with a difficult and volatile economy, and trying to find  quality time with our families, we sometime take for granted  the many gifts and opportunities that are available to us. Personally I want to thank all my colleagues for the trust and support you have shown me throughout the year. I want to wish you and your Continue reading…

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Salon Owners Summit Conference, Join Us for Our 7 Day Cruise to the Caribbean – Last Call

Salon Owners Summit Conference, Join Us for Our 7 Day Cruise to the Caribbean – Last Call

Written by Jon on October 20, 2013 – 12:00 pm

” Unity among salon owners is strength —when their is collaboration and teamwork among salon owners,wonderful things can happen.” For too long, salon owners have struggled in meeting the many challenges and obstacles of salon ownership in isolation. Your not alone anymore. As salon owners we share a common bond in trying to build and grow our businesses. Many of our associations that are well meaning are not addressing the deep rooted challenges that are causing hard ships on owners or helping salon owners grow their businesses. Far too many salons are struggling while many more are going out of Continue reading…

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How Do You Measure Success

Written by Jon on July 14, 2013 – 12:00 pm

                  “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished.but by what you should have accomplished.” – John Wooden  People measure success in many ways. Most people measure success by wealth, while other people measure success in other areas.  Personally I never measure success and happiness based just on money alone. We know that wealth does not guarantee total happiness. I personally measure wealth by family, peace of mind, good health, fulfillment and helping others. Of course we all know that money is just part of the equation, you certainly need to pay your living expenses and maintain financial security Continue reading…

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Salon Owners:  Eight Incredible Days to Renew Your Passion!

Salon Owners: Eight Incredible Days to Renew Your Passion!

Written by Jon on June 2, 2013 – 12:00 pm

  “Let us unite as salon owners and  professionals;let us cherish the unity and pride that binds us together.” You’re invited to be part of our new grass roots movement by attending our 8 Day Salon Owners Summit Conference sailing to the Caribbean February 1-8th. We will be visiting The Bahamas,Curacao,Netherlands Antilles and Aruba,Netherlands Antilles,sailing from Fort Lauderdale.  Fun, relaxation, education, and networking with other salon owners who are committed to tackle and prevent the many obstacles and challenges affecting salons, our profession, and the quality of our lives free of any special interest groups. Salon owners are facing many Continue reading…

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Tribute to a Fellow Salon Owner/Hairdresser— who was also my Brother

Tribute to a Fellow Salon Owner/Hairdresser— who was also my Brother

Written by Jon on May 19, 2013 – 12:00 pm

“To a loving brother, confidant, and my very best friend, you will be missed”   I first want to thank everyone who offered their prayers and their support for me and my brother who passed away April 9, battling cancer. I do hope that you forgive me for posting this post. I know many of you have lost loved ones or are currently helping your loved one through their difficult times. We sometimes forget what is really important in life as we sometimes  are overwhelmed by work or building a business. I have always stated that I always measured wealth Continue reading…

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A Special Happy Mother’s Day

A Special Happy Mother’s Day

Written by Jon on May 12, 2013 – 12:00 pm

” Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while,but their heart’s forever.” – This week’s blog posting is dedicated to all  Mother’s working in the beauty profession. Trying to earn a living,be a good mother or owning your own business is a gigantic challenge for all women ; especially single mother’s  who want a better life for yourself and your family. It is my wish that my blog from my new book I will be publishing soon, A Women’s Guide to Success and Happiness, will brighten your day, a day that should be special every day of the year. Continue reading…

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Developing an Effective Customer Communication Strategy

Developing an Effective Customer Communication Strategy

Written by Jon on March 10, 2013 – 9:06 am

  “If you are unable to get your message across about the benefits of your services and products,your marketing efforts won’t work.” Salon owners that know how to develop effective communication strategies with their current customers and know how to connect with future customers for maximum effect will instantly improve their bottom line by keeping their clients informed. Salons that not only connect with their customers but also strive to cement  long time relationships that are long lasting and beneficial to both will clearly stand above the crowd. Creating meaningful customer dialogues will translate to more business and improved profitability Continue reading…

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Renew Your Passion for Success in 2013

Renew Your Passion for Success in 2013

Written by Jon on January 6, 2013 – 12:00 pm

  ” In order to succeed,your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”  — Bill Cosby For far too many of our colleagues, 2012 was a tough year for both hairdressers and salon owners. Let us learn from the past and look to a brighter future for ourselves and our families. Let us view our past mistakes and challenges as an opportunity to benefit from adversity and begin 2013 as an opportunity to start over and a lot wiser. As we prepare to enter a new year, let us renew our passion and fighting spirit to Continue reading…

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Tips on Staying Busy After the Holidays

Tips on Staying Busy After the Holidays

Written by Jon on November 25, 2012 – 1:00 pm

” Finding ways to keep yourself and your team motivated will be your challenge.”  Jon Gonzales During the Holiday Season, most salons will be busy,especially if they are well managed. Unfortunately, after the holidays, many salons will experience a slower period after the holidays. Overcoming the potential slow months of January, February, March and April; this can be a challenging period, especially to our younger workers trying to build a clientele. A tough economy doesn’t help matters. For this reason I urge salon owners to plan ahead and turn your slow season into busy months. Despite these challenges you can Continue reading…

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Overcoming the Peaks and Valleys of Salon Ownership

Overcoming the Peaks and Valleys of Salon Ownership

Written by Jon on August 19, 2012 – 6:34 am

  ” The keys to overcoming too many valleys is to learn from your mistakes and move on with determination.” – Jon Gonzales   Owning your own business can be very challenging in today’s tough economy. Salon owners must wear many hats, business man or woman, managing people, finding ways to gain more customers, motivating staff, combating rising business costs, overcoming the many challenges of salon ownership, lack of time, all the while working 10-12 hours behind the chair trying to survive the many peaks and valleys of salon ownership. The list goes on and on In spite of these Continue reading…

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