The hair industry is all about fluff and bubble. But this sort of fluff and bubble will not grow your salon business!
I see this all the time now especially in our industry - everyone seems to think there is an instant overnight answer to the challenges of being a salon owner and the "ra ra" seems to be getting louder.
It's human nature to want to believe that there is a instant magic solution to the challenges that face us in business but unfortunately in reality there isn't!
There are key foundations that are vital to every successful business no matter what industry you are in, these foundations need to be built from the bottom up and this takes time and some brain power.
So where do you start? Well the first thing you need to do is stop, stand still and look around. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you do well? What could you do better?
Create a strategy to address your weaknesses first. Find the solutions that empower your team and lift your game.
Look elsewhere for EXPERT information, if it's financial then corner your accountant, if it's about product knowledge or technical performance then talk to your product suppliers and of course a salon business mentor can help you with tools and implementation. Keep in mind that forums and social media are other peoples personal opinions and not necessarily the right advice for your business.
Most importantly stay focussed as "it won't happen overnight but it will happen"!