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Find a Mentor Before Opening a Hair Salon

By October 11, 2023Salon Spa Blog
Before you open a hair salon, find a mentor who can guide you.

If you are thinking about opening a hair salon, or a beauty salon, or a nail salon, we believe the information we are about to share with you is crucial for your success.  We are Salon & Spa Galleria, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with twenty-three salon suite rental locations. Call us at 817-917-1416 for more information about leasing salon suites.

But this article is about finding a mentor, so let’s talk about that now.

Most new hair salon owners know very little about business ownership.

We are talking industry standards when we say that most new hair salon owners . . . most new small business owners . . . know very little about owning a business, and that is a key reason why many small businesses fail in the first year or two.

There is an old saying which applies perfectly to our point: You don’t know what you don’t know! This simply means that having prior business ownership experience means you’ve been there, done that, and you know what to expect. Not having the prior business ownership experience means you are reasonably clueless about what lies ahead of you.  You may have a business degree from some university, but a degree is a piece of paper and in no way represents actual ownership experience.

You don’t know what you don’t know!  It is impossible to prepare for future problems if you don’t know what those problems will look like.

Most new hair salon owners are quite apprehensive.

Hey, no sugar-coating here . . . owning a business, for the first time, is scary.  You are basically walking a high wire without a safety net.  You no longer have a safe, steady paycheck coming in; your entire financial future depends upon the success of your enterprise, and that enterprise depends upon your skills and your inner flame to succeed.

A common trait of most successful people: They were willing to do anything to succeed, and that is what we are suggesting right here, right now.  Apprehension shared is watered-down apprehension.  Fear, shared, is not crippling.

Finding a mentor means a constant support system.

Find a mentor!  In most cities, the local Chamber of Commerce can put you in touch with someone who can mentor you.  Go to business gatherings, make yourself known, and ask around.  You will be surprised how helpful many business owners will be, and how willing they will be to give you advice.

We at Salon & Spa Galleria have taken this idea to a different level.  We provide a mentorship for all of our clients. We provide a free marketing workshop, once per month, which gives the information our clients need to succeed.  We are also available to answer questions and listen to concerns from our new business owners of salons.  And that willingness to help pay dividends down the road, as a large percentage of the Salon & Spa Galleria clients are successful.  A quick glance at our “customer reviews” and testimonials will bear witness to that gratitude.

Find a mentor!

A final word about Salon & Spa Galleria.

Salon & Spa Galleria is locally owned and operated.  Our business model is wildly successful, and we would love to have you join our team. Call us today and take the first step towards changing your financial life for the better.