We each have our own story – our own belief that sits at the core of our business. Your story defines your business. The narrative you keep repeating in your mind when you think about your business, or keep telling others, becomes your reality. Take a moment to think about your story and write it […]READ MORE
Richard Branson reflected famously that if you ask any successful businessperson, they’d tell you about a great mentor they’d had at some point along their journey. The role of a business or life mentor has long been the worst kept secret of successful people. Whether it’s Steve Jobs guiding Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet being a […]READ MORE
THE RETAIL VISION Beauty businesses have re-opened and many have re-imagined the way they trade. Anita Quade chats to industry leaders to find out their survival strategies to maximise earning potential going forward. How important is it for businesses to continue marketing during this time? Have you found an increased demand for your services? “Yes […]READ MORE
I recently sold my hair salon and am reflecting on my 32-year journey as a business owner. I’ve ridden the roller coaster of trends coming and going, staff learning and developing their skills to fulfill their personal dreams, and clients changing. Making the decision to sell my business and focus on passing on my knowledge […]READ MORE
App-using customers visit your salon 16% more often Did you ever hear someone say, “there’s an app for that”? Of course you did. That’s because 57% of all digital media usage comes from mobile apps, and the average smartphone owner uses 30 apps each month. Is your salon’s booking app one of them? If not, […]READ MORE
Did you ever stop to think that your business success totally relies on you building a brilliant team? It’s true. Without a great team, you have a never-ending job for yourself and an everyday struggle to keep your head above water. Your team is the heart of your business. Make sure this heart is healthy, […]READ MORE
Lisa Conway Looks At Boosting Less Common Services Such As Hair-up And Smoky Eyes To A Whole New Level.
What’s holding you back in your salon, clinic or spa business? You’re working harder than ever, doing a million hours, yet you’re not seeing the results you’d hoped for. You’re probably thinking you need to make a big change – maybe invest in a glitzy marketing campaign or a fancy fit-out. What if I told […]READ MORE
Nearby salons – are they any of your business? Should you really be worried about what nearby salons are doing?
I often hear this question from salon owners who are struggling with their business. The ones doing well don’t seem to bother poking their noses into salons up the street. Why is that so? Let me take a deep dive by asking you 7 leading questions. 1. IS IT HELPFUL? The answer depends on why […]READ MORE
Remember when you were kid-free? When a team member resigned or called in sick, you’d come flying in like Superwoman and save the day. Same if the printer stopped working or a client ran late – you’d stay back late and sort it out. But now you’re a parent, life’s different. Running a business is […]READ MORE
“Being a business owner is hard work.” Lisa Conway looks at patience versus persistence to succeed as an entrepreneur. IN BUSINESS YOU need to be many things. It’s a tough gig. I think every one of us has been surprised at some time or other about how challenging business ownership actually is. I don’t know […]READ MORE