Check out what owners across the country have done to makeover their businesses for higher profits!
Salon: Bella Toccare de Spa & Salon
Owner: Jeanne McCarthy-Caparso
Makeover: Becoming a friend, not foe to the environment. Our salon recycles nearly 85 percent of our product/supply materials. All the packing boxes, shipping materials, plastic and glassware products are recycled every week. We have regulated our thermostat to save energy by adjusting for business hours and for when we are closed. All paper is reused on both sides, and after it is used, we recycle it. We’ve also tried to eliminate paper usage as much as possible by utilizing electronic files. We replaced all of our light fixtures to be more energy efficient.
Why we did it: We give back to help the Earth move forward.
Impact on the business: We are setting a strong example for environmental leadership and conducting our business in a manner we can all be proud of.
Giving without Going Broke
Salon: Craig Berns Salon Spa
Owners: Craig and Mary Beth Berns
Makeover: Refreshing our charity programs. As salon owners, my wife and I have always had a strong belief in helping others. As a company, our policy is never to say no to a non-profit agency dedicated to helping a group or community. So we have devised gift certificate packets we make available to organizations for silent auction use. Each certificate has a dollar value that’s approximately half the value of the predetermined service.
Why we did it: To implement our beliefs without heavy financial losses in our business.
Impact on the business: By orchestrating our donation gift certificates in this manner, we are still able to take in money for the services performed, and simultaneously allow the guest to enjoy multiple services at a reduced cost.
Salon: Bob Steele Salon
Owners: Bob Steele, Amanda Hair, Allan Grogan
Makeover: Building up booking. We use our website to schedule last-minute appointments for the following day. After the call center is closed, we post selected openings that can be booked online for a 25-percent discount. Clients can also fill out surveys online to give us feedback about their appointments.
Why we did it: It helps us cut back on unfilled slots and lost revenues.
Impact on the business: Our clients are booking around 25 appointments per day from our website. It reduces the load on our calling center, is convenient for our current clients, and helps attract new ones.