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PAY YOUR TAX

By Kristy / August 9, 2018

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER EIGHT: PAY YOUR TAX From the very first day you open in business you are accumulating tax for the government. Managing your tax and having a plan in place to not get in debt is a must. You should have a separate bank account…

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FACE YOUR FEARS

By Kristy / August 8, 2018

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER SEVEN: FACE YOUR FEAR One thing I have been asked time and time over, is ‘How come you are so fearless’? My answer is always the same. Because I choose to be. Aristotle believed courage to be the most important quality in a ‘man’.…

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EAT THE FROG

By Kristy / August 7, 2018

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER SIX: EAT THE FROG We all do it… we put off the things we don’t want to do until the last minute. Be it the uncomfortable meeting with staff member, or phoning the supplier who’s account is getting larger than we can handle. There…

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TAKE A BREAK

By Kristy / August 6, 2018

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER FIVE: TAKE A BREAK Yesterday was Sunday, and I purposefully didn’t post my tip. I intended to, but we were having such an amazing family day, that I decided not to do any work. I just wanted to enjoy the time with my family,…

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BRANDING

By Kristy / August 3, 2018

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER FOUR: BRANDING When I opened my salon, the first thing I did in the preparation to opening was my logo design. I wanted a really professional start, and having all my branding in alignment was really important to me. Nowadays it’s just as, if…

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START WITH THE END IN MIND

By Kristy / August 2, 2018

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER THREE: START WITH THE END IN MIND When you started your Salon, you may have had a big dream, or a smaller vision of what it all looked like. The advice most commonly given would be to ‘start small, and introduce things as you…

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EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE

By Kristy / August 1, 2018

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER TWO: EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE I get it. Evenings are the only time you have peace and quiet to smash out work at the computer. The books, the pays, the budgets not to mention the socials! I totally get it, and I…

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KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

By Kristy / July 31, 2018

36 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT BUSINESS IN 36 MONTHS – NUMBER ONE: KNOW WHAT YOU WANT This month marks the 3rd year of Secret Salon Society. That’s right… we are threenagers, and like all good threenagers, we are are still growing and learning, and being challenged and improving the model, and of course throwing a…

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The email that made me cringe…

By Kristy / November 21, 2017

When staff leave, sometimes you are high fiving, sometimes you are hurt, often you are just a bit nervous. It is not just the hair and beauty industry that has to deal with the risk of client solicitation and gossip during this time. I just received an email from my Osteopath and it made me…

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Don’t be a dummy when you open your Salon

By Kristy / November 11, 2017

This is how things typically go with our industry. ¬† Me: I want to open my own salon Accountant: Great! Let’s just start you as a Sole Trader and when you get big enough, we will change you into a company (Lazy accountant who is not taking you seriously) Me: Ok great (phew. Company sounds…

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