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Conquering Your Breaking Point

Learn How to Avoid Reaching Your Breaking Point “You”ll add to your joy when you count your blessings” You have a busy day ahead of you: you’re personally booked solid when one of your staff members calls in sick at the last minute on a busy Saturday. You just received your profit and loss statement […]

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Developing Self Confidence

“You are special and unique. Live up to your own expectations, not the expectations of others.” Developing self confidence is a critical component to finding happiness within — personally, professionally, and financially. We live in a very changing and uncertain economic climate. Many people fear the unknown; many more are in denial and refuse to […]

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Benefits of an Employee Handbook

“When everyone shares the same vision and goals , a positive and professional salon environment will be your reward.” — Jon Gonzales One of the leading causes of staff turnover and lack of communication between staff and management is the absence of an employee handbook. Many of your challenges towards improving staff performance and growing […]

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Renew Your Passion of Owning a Successful Business

“Persistence and determination will give you the power to prevail over all obstacles.” Owning a successful business is a daunting experience and can seem overwhelming at times. As a salon owner you must wear many hats. The many challenges of salon ownership in a very volatile economy can be overwhelming. I’m sure everything that has […]

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Thank You From Jon Gonzales

 “Real entrepreneurs are open minded professionals who strive for new ideas, concepts in finding solutions.”   Jon Gonzales Thank you for following my weekly blog and for your interest in Hairdresser Career Development Systems. This blog post is designed to help salon owners  improve salon profits, help you to develop powerful business management skills, and help […]

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Special Mother’s Day Greeting from Jon Gonzales

Happy Mother’s Day! “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it” A Special Mothers Day Greeting from Jon Gonzales I want to pay a special tribute to all the mothers who are working as hairdresser’s, salon owners and beauty professionals working in the beauty profession. I respect and applaud […]

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Salon Owners Two Day Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

” Unity among salon owners is strength —when their is collaboration and teamwork among salon owners,wonderful things can happen.” Salon Owner Conference. 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 […]

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Time Management for Salon/Spa Owners —Time is Money

    Overcoming Time Restraints Salon owners must wear many hats while trying to build a profitable and successful business. Marketing expert, human resource expert, managing people, book work, and the heavy duties and responsibilities of owning a business  can seem overwhelming , especially working behind the chair 10-12 hours a day. How does one […]

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The Greedy Salon Owner? Why Can’t We All Get Along?

  “You may not think you have the perfect boss at times, then again you may not be the perfect employee at times.”   There seems to be a growing contempt and jealousy towards pharmaceuticals, oil companies, financial institutions, wall street, rich people, or anybody who is successful. Surprisingly salon owners are also victims of […]

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Staff Retention : Keys to Avoiding Turnover

Staff Retention Identifying and Avoiding the Causes of Staff Turnover No salon can maintain continued growth and profitability with a constant merry go round of staff instability and turnover. The following guidelines will help you address this  very critical business challenge.   Salon Owners Avoid these Pitfalls: Poor hiring decisions — is a one of […]

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Is Everybody on Your Staff on the Same Team?

” The key to successful leadership today is influence,not authority.” – Ken Blanchard One of the many challenges facing salon owners who are trying to grow a successful and profitable business will depend on the salon owner’s  ability to create a team culture. When a staff member refuses to share your vision, your goals and […]

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Tips on Finding Quality Education

“Live as you were to die tomorrow,learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi It seems to me that finding unbiased education that focuses on the needs of the people who work in the trenches are always biased towards the needs of the product companies disguised as education. Of course many of these […]

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Salon Owners: Eight Incredible Days to Renew Your Passion!

  “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 […]

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A Special Happy Mother’s Day

” 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 […]

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Tips to Control Your Spending

  “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive,try missing two car payments.” I know this is not a popular topic for hairdressers and salon owners, but it is a topic we all should pay more attention too, especially in today’s difficult and uncertain economy. Most hairdressers and salon owners have no pensions, health insurance […]

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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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