Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s not always the case, but more times than not, the beginning of the week for salons is slower than say, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Not sure why this happens, but it does. One thing’s for sure. We’re always looking for ways to fill in the white space on our books, especially during the beginning […]

May 8, 2019

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Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Lisa Cochran, Owner, The Studio Salon + Studio R3 Let’s face it, as business owners we go through “storms” in business. As I write this, our friends in the great state of Texas are being hammered with Hurricane Harvey. Twelve years ago we were preparing for our own storm, Hurricane Katrina. We lost our […]

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August 26, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt seems like every day, I hear salon and spa owners complain about how hard it is to get quality candidates to interview for positions inside their businesses.  Does it seem like nothing is working? Resumes are barely trickling in and you occasionally have an applicant stop by. If this sounds familiar, keep reading. Guess […]

March 17, 2017

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen was the last time you revisited your team’s monthly bonus plan? Even when leadership is “beating the drum” around shifting behaviors, team members can become numb or lack motivation to drive performance when there’s an old incentive in place. If you don’t have a monthly bonus incentive in place, keep reading. If you’ve been […]

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March 8, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutesThey say the biggest challenge in business is communication, or lack thereof. I believe this to be true. How many times have you had a staff meeting where you announced a new policy, or a new system and within a week, the team is back to doing things the old way?  Does that sound familiar?  If […]

August 25, 2016

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Reading Time: 2 minutesSometimes we just tend to overcomplicate things. Salon owners often reach out to me and ask what they should do about accounting and record-keeping when opening an additional location. They ask me, “Should I open a second checking account? What about my accounting software? How do I keep track of multiple locations?” You can go […]

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July 18, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutesIf there’s one thing that I would have done sooner after opening a second location, it was this: Create a Human Resource position and fill it! Actually, if I’m being honest, once you start nipping at $1 million in revenues, you should consider creating a human resource position, regardless of how many locations you have. […]

July 2, 2016

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Reading Time: 4 minutesRead this first!  You should only consider a second location if:  Your business is profitable. Strong operational systems are in place, marking clearly defined expectations, creating consistency and predictability in overall business outcomes. All salon stations and/or treatment rooms should be fully utilized and preferably the salon/spa should be on a split-shifting schedule. In microeconomics, there’s […]

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June 6, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutesRead this first!  You should only consider a second location if:  Your business is profitable. Strong operational systems are in place, marking clearly defined expectations, creating consistency and predictability in overall business outcomes. All salon stations and/or treatment rooms should be fully utilized and preferably the salon/spa should be on a split-shifting schedule. Minimize Disruption At […]

May 28, 2016

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Reading Time: 5 minutesLet’s talk about the size of your business.  How much does size really matter?  To get straight to the point, I’m here to tell you that size is not nearly as important as the health of your business.   What if we replaced the word “Big” with “Healthy”?  How healthy is your company? Replacing that one […]

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April 25, 2016

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