“Improve your time and your time will improve your efforts. – Jon Gonzales
Overcoming Time Restraints
Salon owners must wear many while trying to build a profitable and successful business. Developing your business management skills, human resource expert, managing people, marketing expert, and the heavy duties and responsibilities of owning your own business, can seem overwhelming , especially working behind the chair 10-12 hours a day.
How does one find time to accomplish all these tasks? In the beauty industry time is money. Your ability to manage all these tasks and become astute business men and women can be daunting.
The following guidelines will help ease the heavy responsibility of owning a successful salon:
Organization — Do you have a staff development program in place? Do you have a client retention plan in place? Do you have an employee handbook? Do you have your business and marketing plan in place? These are just a few guidelines you must have in place if you want to save valuable time and manage your business instead of your business managing you. Owning your own business doesn’t need to be that complicated. It just takes a little time to organize your business and a little common sense. I urge you to view my table of contents of my book Creating Your Salon.
Planning — Few of us entered business with a clearly defined business plan when we opened our business; most of us focused all our attention on developing our artistic skills and failed to develop our business management skills. Unfortunately many of us have had to learn the hard way by trial and error. Those days are over. You may want to step back and pretend you’re opening a new business, and learn how to measure your strengths and weaknesses as business men and women.
Delegate — get your staff involved; give them a little responsibility like assigning job duties such as clean up duties, director of education, salon coordinator, manager,social media manager, copywriter, etc.
Seek Out Help — from people who have real world experience and have succeeded in business. Attend as many time management classes as possible. I urge you to attend my business classes when one comes to your area. My next two day business seminar 2018 soon.
Visit my web site for educational resources
Education — lack of business management skills is one of the leading causes of business failures. This need not happen to you. Learn as much as you can on how to develop powerful business management skills. Help is available. Feel free to view my complete business management educational resources. Click here.
Employee Training — invest in your salon’s greatest asset, educate your team. If you select, educate, and train them correctly, you will dramatically ease the heavy duties and responsibilities of salon ownership. Make sure they share your goals, vision, and educational guidelines in the beginning of their employment. This will save you time and allow you to spend more time with your family.
My educational resources offers a proven road map on how to build a successful and profitable business. Click here.
Salon coordinator — your receptionist or salon coordinator can be invaluable in helping you ease the heavy duties and responsibilities of owning a business. Read my chapter on how to hire a salon coordinator in my book Growing your business.
Owning a hair salon doesn’t have to be that difficult if you have an open mind to learning.
It took me 43 years to figure it out, you may want to take the easy way out my following my proven and successful experiences as a salon owner. I have kept this learning program easy to implement , and cost effective,a common sense approach to owning your own business. You can learn by trial and error, or you can learn from my 43 years of hard won knowledge.