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Imposter Syndrome - What is it and how do we overcome it?

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I posted a poll onto my Instagram stories recently, asking my followers if they suffer from imposter syndrome and this was the result:

 

I had so many messages from Bosses telling me that they feel like a fraud, are crippled by perfectionism and find themselves constantly comparing themselves and their work to other people online.  

You can see in the story above what the characteristics are of imposter syndrome, do any of them resonate with you?

What Imposter Syndrome Looks Like:

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Turnover, Profit & Cashflow

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Understanding your salon numbers...

Like the saying goes, "Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, cash flow is king"...

A lot of salon owners (and business owners in general), will talk in terms of turnover. Turnover is what I would call a 'vanity metric', meaning it's something that sounds good but doesn't really say a lot about a business! Cashflow is all about what's left in the business after your outgoings, making it the most important metric of all.

Let's take a look at a couple of example…

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Setting and Smashing Salon Targets

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Get your business head on and start making some serious money with your salon team

Before you even start thinking about setting targets for your team, it's really important that you know your numbers. How much are your overheads? How much are your products? Is your pricing structure right? Numbers are a HUGE part of any business, if you get these right - you can really start to work on your salon business and really grow it.

Okay so you know your numbers, now let's look at what exactly you w…

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Why You Need A Booking System in Your Salon Business

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Still lugging around your paper diary? Read on to see why it's time to make the switch...

I get it, setting up a booking system seems like a pretty daunting task... you might be asking yourself questions like:

How long will it take? 
What if I'm not 'techie' enough? 
What if my clients book the wrong thing in?
What if I lose my phone/computer?
What if it's too complicated?
Will my staff have control of/access to my client's details?

And so on!

Anyone who's been a member of my Fa…

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Everything You Need To Know About Opening Your First Salon

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You've taken the leap... Now what?

Opening a salon is the dream for many chair renters, mobile stylists and therapists. You might have been employed or rented space in a salon and thought, 'I can do this' when it comes to opening your very own place. Let me talk you through the good, the bad and the ugly of salon ownership...

I started off working mobile, then I rented a chair when I first took the leap to full time self employment, before opening my first salon after being in the industry…

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Why you need to stop asking people to invite their friend list to like your page...

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(Sorry not sorry)

Sometime towards the end of 2019, someone clicked on about a new Facebook feature and it seems like our newsfeeds were flooded overnight...

'INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO LIKE MY BUSINESS PAGE! JUST GO TO THE 'COMMUNITY' TAB, TAP 'INVITE' AND THEN YOU CAN SELECT ALL OF THEM!!!!'

I get it, this sounds like a dead easy way to get those numbers up - we all know how hard it's gotten to build your following on Facebook.

But let's look at it in a bit more detail with our s…

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Why you can stop panicking about IR35 (but there is something else you do need to clear up!)

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IR35 scaremongering got your head spinning? Read on to separate the fact from fiction...

We’ve seen a lot of talk in salon groups about some ‘new legislation’ which comes into play on 6th April 2021 which will ‘shake up’ the chair rental salons.

(*This was supposed to come into play in April 2020 but due to Covid-19, the government postponed it to 2021)

There’s a lot of mixed messages out there so I’ve done a bit of research to help to clear things up…

First of all, what is IR35?

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Don't Get Caught Out With Your Chair Renters...

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HMRC are cracking down on employees 'disguised' as chair renters and are coming down hard on the salon owner. Read this blog so you don't get caught out!

 With the rising costs of running a salon with employees as well as the added worries of covering wages, NI, VAT, stock as well as the thought of having your team off sick or on maternity, it's no wonder that more and more salons are moving to chair rental models.

It's so important that you get your setup correct, as HMRC are looking at our ind…

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