|04-14-2005, 10:45 PM||#11 (permalink)|
I love Derf!!
Join Date: Dec 2 2004
Location: Depew, NY
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I do agree with you DWhite. When you start to lose the passion about what you"re doing you better realize it. It can be very frustrating first starting out and TanTalk has been a great source of info and venting for many, especially me. When you think that you are in it alone, there are other owners who are experiencing the same thing as you. If you already have businesses SupraTan, you obviously know what you need to do to make it work. Take that business savy knowledge into the tanning industry. Beware of the cut-throat competition out there though.
|04-14-2005, 10:51 PM||#12 (permalink)|
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With any business, you are sure to loose passion when things head south. Indoor tanning has always, on schedule, been given a bad rap during "peak" season, but this "season" the media has really ground our bronzed faces into the mud. It's never ending this year.............. And with no decent funding to deend ourselves............????????????
|04-15-2005, 12:54 AM||#13 (permalink)|
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you can be frustrated....but never lose the passion ...
We all know now it is getting more competitive in every market.
I think salon owners are looking at the way salons were run in the past...you cannot just open your doors anymore and make a huge amount of money!
If you really want to be your own boss and you have taken that leap....wow!
I know I always wanted to start my own business ever since I was in high school! ..
I was so happy when I could be my own boss! .
I do not understand when I hear anyone on here complain about their salon!
They might not be rich...but they own their own company and they run their own company...and destiny...most salon owners are better off mentally then 80% of all Americans!
I think you can be a success and go out there and create business!
You can also just be a small salon owner who is bitter and just complains about the tanning business and the world...but does nothing to change or help their salon!
You do not have to have 5 salons...you can have 1 salon of 11 units...but you have to go out there and cross promote and direct mail your customer base (instead of buying a hummer)
Check the ego at the door and do everything you can to make your salon work....
Any Advice given please consider the size of your market![ This Message was edited by: DWhite6872 on 2005-04-15 00:59 ]
|04-16-2005, 07:28 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 31 2004
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If people think the tanning business is tough they should try to be an automotive dealer in today's environment:
Outrageous capital investment
enormous inventory carrying costs
constant factory control & pressure (franchisor)
demnanding customer base (far worse than tanning because of the amount of $$$ involved)
revolving door... employment
I'll take tanning ANY day
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