Starting from Scratch

Starting From Scratch Pt 12 – Scheduling Your Staff

Scheduling Staff In Your Lash Business

We are almost there. This is the final installment in our Starting from Scratch series. If you have already settled on the hours of operation for your salon business, you will now want to start thinking about the optimal scheduling of your salon workers. Pay close attention to this one. This will save you frustration, […]

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Starting From Scratch Pt 11 – Establishing Your Hours of Operation

Lash Business - Operating Hours

Welcome back to another installment of our Starting From Scratch series, a comprehensive guide where you can learn the ins and outs of all the different aspects of starting your own lash business from scratch. In this post, we will be going over your hours of operation – an area that has a huge impact […]

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Starting From Scratch Pt 10 – Marketing Your New Lash Business

Starting From Scratch Pt 10 - Marketing Your New Lash Business

With all the preliminary steps you have taken to get your new business off the ground, let’s not forget to get your advertising and marketing off to a great start as well.  If you are offering services in a retail center, your plan will differ from a salon boutique or booth rental. In this post, […]

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Starting from Scratch Pt 9 – Your Guide to Hiring Employees for Your Lash Business: Taxes and Payroll

Starting From Scratch 9 - Hiring-Employees For Your Lash Business

When you make the decision to hire employees, there are a vast number of things you need to be aware of before you open your salon or spa business. My first and best advice is to consult a tax professional before you get started. It may cost you a few dollars up front, but in the […]

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Starting From Scratch Pt 8 – How To Manage a Working Relationship With an Independent Contractor

If you are not going to hire employees for your salon, there are a few tips I would like to share with you. We always want to avoid potential pitfalls when you staff your salon with independent contractors. As someone who has worked as a salon employee, independent contractor, and salon owner, I have a […]

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Starting Your Lash Business from Scratch Pt 7 – Hiring New Employees

Starting From Scratch 7 - Hiring

One of the most challenging parts to the salon business start-up, is finding the perfect employees for your new salon. Yes, we need them! But, who is the perfect fit, and where do we find these elusive individuals? And, most importantly, how do we know if they will work out? You can mitigate some of […]

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Starting Your Lash Business from Scratch Pt 6 – Employee or Independent Contractor? Deciding What’s Best For You!

Starting from Scratch 6 Employee or Contractor?

Have you always wanted to have a team of staff working for you? Or are you the more solitary type, and would like to rent your extra booth space out to an independent contractor? Either business model can work wonderfully for you – depending on what you want. Before you go ahead and make that decision, […]

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Starting Your Lash Business from Scratch Pt 5 – Make Retail a Priority in Your Salon or Spa

Starting From Scratch 5 - Make Retail A Priority

In the planning stages of your new business, remember to carve out space to showcase your valuable retail products. No matter if you are a small, single person suite or an employer of more than 30 – retail can rock your bottom line. Many new businesses get hung up on the style, colors, and the shiny, pretty things […]

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Starting Your Lash Business from Scratch Pt 4 – Designing Your Dream Decor

Starting from Scratch - Designing Dream Decor

In our previous articles in the series, we discussed the first steps you will need to take to get your business started up. We covered the numbers, location (depending on your plan – be it grandiose or more modest), mechanicals, and the layout. But, these are just the preliminaries you need to be aware of […]

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Starting Your Lash Business from Scratch Pt 3 – Planning Your Salon Space

Starting from Scratch 3 - Planning Your Space

Now that you have found your perfect location, let’s jump into what you need to know before you can get the doors to your new business open! This is not all the sexy stuff, but the mundane, important planning you need to do to succeed. Behind the Scenes – The Hardware Do you know how […]

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