Home Beauty Salons and Barbershops: Making Space for Your Business Place
There are many beauty professionals who would like to strike out on their own, including barbershops and beauty salons, yet they can’t afford to lease or buy a space to operate their businesses. If you are in this situation, you might want to think about converting a space in your home, like a garage, spare room, extension or even a shed, into a salon or barbershop area. Home beauty salons are a great way to go. Here are some tips on how to do just that.Home Beauty Salons and Barbershops: Making Space for Your Business Place #BeautySalon #HomeBizClick To Tweet
Making Designs on Your Business
Whether your passion is nails, hair or spa treatments, it is possible to operate your business right from your home. Once you’ve chosen the right space in your home, the next thing to do is design the interior of your salon. Obviously, you will have to make sure the space is big enough, price all the equipment, and make sure the conversion is completed up to safety code standards. If you are converting a space in your home to a business space, check out RS Components for all your tools and safety equipment.
Choosing a Shed for Your Business
We’re not talking about a wooden shack here, but a modern portable storage building. These are becoming increasingly popular for small businesses. Setting up your home business in a shed has a number of advantages:
- It’s cost effective. It’s much less expensive than leasing a workspace.
- It’s a space saver. It will not take up any space you are already using in your home
- It is portable. Transporting it is easy and not as expensive as you may think.
One thing to make sure of is that wherever you decide to place your shed/business, it must be easily accessible for your clients.
Growing Your Business
The key issue here is to keep you current clients happy so that they will keep returning and they will also tell their friends to come. It’s important to build client loyalty and you can do this not only by offering an excellent service but also by providing customer incentives, such as discount coupons, birthday and anniversary offers and new client specials.
One of the best ways to build trust with your clients is to get to know them. Strike up a conversation with them. Find out a little about their background, ask them where they live, what they do for a living. Inquire about their family. Talk about their holiday plans and where they will be traveling. If they are new clients, find out how they heard about your salon. Generally, your clients will respond well to chatting about their life, it will make them feel relaxed, and when you remember their details next time they return, they will really appreciate it.
By following these tips, you will soon have a thriving salon or barbershop, right in your own home. This will save you thousands of dollars that you would have to spend if you were leasing a separate space.
Elizabeth Shepherd writes about starting and running a home business when you don’t have a lot of money. She managed it and shares some tips and tricks to help others get on their business feet.