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

“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 […]

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Time is Money --- Overcoming Time Restraints

Time is Money — Overcoming Time Restraints

   ” Ordinary people think merely of spending  time. Great people think of using it.” Salon owners wear many hats in trying to build a profitable and successful business. Salon owner, marketing expect, human resource expert, managing people, book work, and usually working behind the chair 10-12 hours a day. The heavy duties and responsibilities […]

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Five Tips on Clearly Defining Your Terms of Employment

  “How can you expect your team to perform if  they don’t know what’s expected and how your expectations  will be measured.”          I’m always asked the same questions by salon owners. How do I deal with a problem employee who refuses to be part of my team? How do I deal with salon gossip […]

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Tips on Growing Your Business

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain As many of you are aware, the costs of owning your own business will continue to escalate, especially after the new proposed tax increases take affect and the uncertain fiscal cliff that can drive this country […]

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Tips on Staying Busy After the Holidays

” 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; […]

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Combating Rising Business Costs

  ” Cutting Expenses is the easiest way to give yourself a raise.” -Jon Gonzales Beginning next year, the cost of owning your own business will escalate; rising taxes, fees, energy, and what many see as a slowing economy. As business costs rise, profits will be lower or nonexistent. This coupled with your personal living […]

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