The financial landscape changes daily, and this month’s presidential election promises to have its own impact. Since the editorial team at SALON TODAY firmly stands behind its mission to help salon owners achieve their best business success in any environment, we invite you to share your top concerns about operating in this new economy. For example, are you …
- Worried about your ability to obtain financing for additional locations, expansions, renovations and equipment purchases? - Concerned about how the stock crisis impacts your ability to retire on time? - Facing the possibility of having to lay some staff off? - Anxious that this year’s holiday sales will plummet, seriously impacting 2008 growth and profitability? - Looking for creative ways to further trim your budget and boost sales? - Searching for an exit strategy?
Please share your concerns, questions, and, as always, your great ideas, by e-mailing Associate Editor Alison Shipley at [email protected]. Your responses will help shape the editorial in the pages of the magazine and on our website well into the New Year.
At Serious Business in January, a panel of four owners of multiple salons spoke to the audience about the power of will and how it has affected their careers. As successful salon owners, Van Council, David Wagner, Debra Penzone and Eveline Charles employ hundreds of stylists and support staff. They have seen it all, and offered the audience valuable advice on hiring a staff that will build up your business’s culture.
When it comes to salon design, the appropriate lighting is one of the most critical design factors and it can impact how your clients feel about your services and your salon. With this helpful blog, Salon Designer Michele Pelafas offers six valuable pointers when it comes to selecting and positioning your lighting.
At the recommendation of another salon, Birds Barbershops' Jayson Rapaport gets into a testing program for Facebook's new Workplace program and discovers a valuable new tool for communicating with the company's 180 employees scattered across nine locations.
At the Data-Driven Salon event, Van Council, co-owner of the Van Michael Salons and Spas in Atlanta, shares how he leverages data for everything, including helping team members and salon locations achieve goals and reach new compensation levels.
With a few hundred employees across three states, Robert Cromeans has gotten so good at reading individual staff member's performance data, he says he can predict how well they are doing in their personal lives, as well as at work.
Laura Ortmann and the management team at Ginger Bay Salons and Spas learn they can accomplish big goals more easily after they developed The Commitment List and started assigning goals and accountability to specific team members.
Before she takes the stage at the Data-Driven Salon event in Atlanta June 25-26, Hair and Co. BKLYN's Allyson King shares her goal-setting process with her employees and it all starts with the big picture.