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Hiring Experienced vs. Inexperienced Hairdressers

Making your hiring decisions will be one of your greatest challenges  building your championship team as a salon owner. The decision to hire  an experienced vs. inexperienced will be critical. Selecting committed professionals will depend on finding people who share your vision, goals, and quality control standardswill be a key management skill. “The time finding […]

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Five Business Tips for Improving Your Business

Five Business Tips for Improving Your Business

” Work hard to take your business and team to a higher level.” In today’s tough economy improving the growth and profitability of your business, should be a high priority. You can no longer afford to just hope that your business is going to grow with out effort. As leader of your team it is […]

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Special Preview Announcement from Jon Gonzales

Special Preview Announcement from Jon Gonzales

Coming to Toronto , Canada Monday, May 9, 2011 Are You Concerned about the Future Growth and Profitability of your Business? Do You Want To Develop Powerful Business Management Skills? Are You Concerned With Rising Business Costs? Do You find it Difficult to find Committed Hairdressers for Your Team? Are You Being Compensated Enough for […]

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Five Steps to Making Your Success a Reality

Five Steps to Making Your Success a Reality

“Never accept mediocrity,good is not enough.” These are troubling times for our country and our profession. Everywhere you turn there is doom and gloom. Unemployment, growing deficits, and rising business costs to name but a few of the challenges we face. Despite these difficult times, I feel there has never been a better time for […]

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Financial and Retirement Planning

Financial and Retirement Planning

‘”Becoming wealthy is not a matter of how much you earn,who your parents are,or what you do — it is a matter of managing your money properly” — Noel Whittaker One of the pitfalls we face as hairdressers and salon owners is that, more often than not, our jobs do not provide us with pension […]

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Compensation Guidelines for Salon Owners and Hairdresser's

Compensation Guidelines for Salon Owners and Hairdresser’s

I’ve been fortunate to have traveled throughout the US and Canada meeting thousands of salon owners and managers, as well as hairdressers and educators.  Many times, I’ve been asked about compensation. Suffice it to say, there can be a large gap between the opinions of salon owners, managers, and hairdressers  about compensation.  In this article, […]

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Raising prices in a Tough Economy

” Success is not a destination,it’s a journey” Salon owners, like business owners across industries of every kind, are struggling  to make a profit and combat rising business costs in this tough economy. Unfortunately far too many  salon owners are trying to find solutions to these challenges by trial and error. In an effort to […]

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Roadmap to Success Salon Owner Seminar

Instilling a Team Environment

“A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others” — Norman Shidle Instilling a Team Environment As leader of your team, instilling a team spirit is a prerequisite to establishing a positive and professional salon environment. On the other hand, a house […]

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Why Are So Many Salons Failing?

Why Are So Many Salons Failing?

“ Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough” ~Og Mandino The impact of the recession has proven fatal in many industries but particularly for salons and hairdressers. Why you might ask? Because many salons were already vulnerable, due to several underlying long-standing problems with the structural core of business […]

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7 Ways to Increase Salon Staff Performance & Productivity

You can easily increase your salon staff’s performance and productivity by implementing a Benefits & Rewards Compensation System within your salon. Your system needs to be easy to understand by management and staff.  Before creating such a system, first review your salon goals and objectives, make sure they are clearly defined and then prioritize your […]

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It’s Time for Unity Among Salon Owners

It’s Time for Unity Among Salon Owners For too long salon owners have been in isolation in trying to battle the many deep rooted challenges and obstacles to running a successful and profitable business. Combating staff turnover, price and commission wars, staff pirating, inability to find quality hairdressers, lack of an on job apprenticeship training […]

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Combating Staff Turnover

Before you can combat staff turnover,you need to understand why people change jobs . Turnover will always be a threat to your salon’s continued growth and bottom line. By determining the causes of staff turnover, you can start taking preventative measures to combat this obstacle. These are some of the causes of staff turnover: Unrealistic […]

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It’s Time for Unity among Salon Owners

It’s Time for Unity among Salon Owners For too long salon owners have been in isolation in trying to battle the many deep rooted challenges and obstacles to running a successful and profitable business. Combating staff turnover, price and commission wars, staff pirating, inability to find quality hairdressers, lack of an on job apprenticeship training […]

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A Practical Guide for Salon Owners to Prosper in Today’s Economy

In my last installment, “Today’s Tough Economy: Crisis…or Opportunity?”, I discussed the importance of maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. And our industry certainly has its share of adversities today! From price and commission wars to staff pirating and high turnover, from problems with booth rental to finding the marketing dollars to […]

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