As well as salon bookkeeping, we understand the other challenges that many salon owners face on a daily basis. Let’s go through them together.
… finding good staff, keeping good staff, keeping them motivated, keeping them loyal. Hiring and retaining the right employees is a critical aspect of running your business. They need to be technically adept and open to learning and keeping up with changing trends. They also need to have great customer service and communication skills as they’re right there at the forefront working with your most valuable asset – your clients.
… getting new clients in the door, and getting them to come back. The hair and beauty sector is a busy space and there’s a lot of competition out there. It’s important that you stay competitive in the marketplace. Fashion and styling is constantly changing, and keeping up with new ways of doing things and the latest trends can be hard work.
… keeping it coming in the door, knowing where it’s going, not overspending, managing upcoming expenses. Keeping a close eye on your finances is a crucial area of running a successful salon. You need to know how much is coming in, how much is going out, and when.
… not enough of it, not knowing how to best spend it. Running a busy salon, there just never seems to be enough hours in the day – no matter how organised you may be. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include managing staff, overseeing appointments, ensuring client care is a top priority, making financial decisions, checking stock and retail inventory, effective marketing, working with your own clients. Being pulled in so many directions can be draining, and can mean that some areas of responsibility don’t receive as much attention as you’d like.
… not having it, having too much of it, not knowing what to do with it. Technology can be a saviour or a hinder in your business. The right technology is going to save you time and money. It will help you be more efficient and professional. But there is so much choice when it comes to choosing technology, and it’s changing so quickly, we’re at a point where it’s not uncommon to experience ‘app overload’. When this happens we either have everything happening, causing overwhelm and half implemented processes, or we throw our hands in the air, exclaim it’s all too hard, and revert back to the good old appointment book and pencil.
We know that you’re great at what you do – which is why you opened your salon in the first place. You’re freindly, a good listener, creative, have great attention to detail, are well presented, you’re knowledgable of current trends and styles, and above all else, you love working with your clients! The other day-to-day obligations of running your business can get in the way of that, including your salon bookkeeping. That’s where we come in.
Ultimately you’re selling your time, so you need to be choosy about what you do with it. We can give you back some hours in your day by helping you with:
- Staff – managing the paperwork and payroll
- Technology – helping you implement the most effective technology
- Money – keeping track of the numbers
- Clients – we’ll leave them to you!
If you’re ready to find out more about how we can help you in your salon, you can check out our packages here, or click the link to book your obligation free phone discovery session.