In the quaint, colonial town of Centerbrook, Connecticut stands the Strategies’ Corporate Office. Built in 1993, the office serves as both a headquarters and training grounds for salon owners who travel in for business workshops. This weekend I had the pleasure to sit in on The Strategies Salon Today 200 Incubator session which has challenged, motivated and inspired salon owner attendees to better their businesses.
The Incubator is a four-day voyage that will indoctrinate each of the salon owner attendees into the Strategies’ comprehensive approach to business management—simply a way to prepare them into re-engineering their business systems.
During the next few days every conceivable business process will be examined and re-engineered to meet this economy’s demands. Salon owners today were presented with different approaches on how to change their ineffective methods of management and replace them with new, modern, broad-based systems and processes.
Equipped with plenty of paper, pens, calculators, sales reports, and most recent Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss Statements and Statement of Cash Flows (one per month) for the past 12 months, the Salon Today 200 salon owners who visited this session were ready to be educated on the “Strategies Way” of bettering the life of their employees, their clients and most of all themselves.
The Salon Professional Academy in Tampa, Florida
ABQ Hair Studio, Albuquerque, New Mexico
As You Like It, Mary Esther, Florida
Domani Salon & Spa, Watertown, Wisconsin
J'on Alan Salon, Nashville, Tennessee
Luxe Salon, Denver, Colorado
Salon West, Largo, Florida
Sky Salon, Strongsville, Ohio
Spa Mizan, Lafaytte, Louisiana
The Atrium, Asheville, North Carolina
Warmsprings Salon & Spa in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
The class started out with everyone listing what their current reality was at their salons. Some had limited resources, a loyal management team but not enough “leaders.” Some had too much control of their company, or wanted to grow to multiple locations but didn’t know how. Some had a “clash of generations” between their younger and older employees. Some simply didn’t know how to create a “name” for their salon.
With all of these questions raised, came answers today from Certified Strategies Coach Daryl Jenkins and Strategies CEO & Founder Neil Ducoff. Today they delved into the concepts of Re-engineering, No-Compromise Leadership, Financial Intelligence and Cash-Flow Planning.