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Old 02-14-2004, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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HI EVERYONE, IM OPENING UP A SALON IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO AS SOON AS THE CURRENT TENANTS LEAVE. I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THERE LAST MONTH,DONT WANT TO LOOSE THE BUSY SEASON! I AM GOING TO BE LOCATED IN BETWEEN TWO MAJOR GYMS ONE THAT OFFERS TANNING NOW AND TWO TANNING SALONS. ONE IS A HOLLYWOOD TANS AND OTHER IS ISLAND GYM TANNING WHICH HAS CURRENTLY 4 LOCATIONS IN SOUTH JERSEY.THE OTHER TANNING SALON IS A ENDLESS SUMMER WHICH ALSO OFFER TATTOOS THANKS FOR ANY HELP!

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Old 02-15-2004, 03:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So what is it are you asking? Did you make the right decision??
Is this an existing salon you are buying, or a new "upstart"?
If existing, did you request to look at ALL financials of the biz; PL statements/Personal Income statements last 2years/# client base/# tanners tanned last 30-180days/active member list/liens on bussiness/rent-lease stipulations..did you have a lawyer/CPA review ALL..if so, and chks ok, then you have no problem..if new business, you will strugle to pull in new business with the competition in place, until tme establihes you.
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IM OPENING A FRANCHISE, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR A SALES PITCH TO GET ME NOTICED TO THE SURROUNDING AREA?
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Isn't your franchise company supposed to supply you with that?
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You may not be aware of this but ..most franchise agreements prevent you from posting on any other tanning forums sites but their's. Why?? I have no idea. BUT If I were you I would check your contract before posting further. I would hate for you to get into trouble.

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dont do it
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Old 02-16-2004, 04:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Unless your pockets are VERY DEEP, deep enough not only to meet the high cost of opening thru a franchise, but deep enough to carry you through periods of slow business. No matter how few people walk thru your door, your FRANCHISOR stll expects/demands those high monthly fees..on top of all your other monthly debt. If they decide, company wide, that all stores will offer a special low ball discount, you must obey and follow suit, even if it puts you in the negative column for months to come. Why would you prostitute yourself to a Franchise? You will become a slave, a puppet on the strings of some corporate honcho. Always having to buy what they want, making more money off you, because they buy bulk, reap the monetary rewards, while all franchisees succumb to their greed. If you decide to sell certain retail; candles, scented saops,etc., you never will have the true freedom to explore or expand your retail. Everything becomes "cookie cutter"..like McDonalds. Is that what you REALLY want?? This is not the true pioneer spirit of being an entreprenuer. You are just part of the corporate genre.

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Old 02-16-2004, 06:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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guys he is making the right move for him... I have talked to him... good luck island
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Why would u open a tanning salon,with 3 other's in the imediate area to compete with off the bat.I would not do it.
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