Salon Name? Check. Location? Check. Potential clientele? Check. Solid business plan? Check. Well done. Still find yourself thumbing your nails on the table, going hmmm? What’s next?
It steals both money and time. Being effective and minimising downtime is crucial for any business owner. We met with the Swedish tattoo artist Frej Lind, who gives his best advice on how he manages his business while the ink is drying.
Magazines, blogs and celebrities. Three great sources of inspiration for hairdressers to stay on top of the latest hairstyles. Inspirational, yes. But they don’t necessarily give an accurate picture of what really is trending at the moment.
Playing background music at your place is perhaps nothing new. But did you know that music can do so much more than just setting a nice atmosphere? According to a survey by Heartbeats International, 31% of young people will come back to your business if the music is good, whereas almost half (44%) will leave if they don’t like the music.
New to Yelp? Then you probably know the feeling of getting an awesome review. You can’t wait to call your mom, brag to your mates, and spread the word to the…world. But wait! Knowing how to deal with positive customer reviews is just as important as being able to deal with the negative ones. Here are the basics of how to make the most of your great reviews.
Small businesses are booming. Over the past year, the number of new business start-ups has grown by 28% across the UK. However, an alarming amount of small businesses go belly up. And fast. According to Bloomberg, as many as 80% of small businesses fail in the first 18 months. Some research suggests a survival rate at a slightly more optimistic 50%. Still – about as fun as carrying a bag of cats in the rain.