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Old 10-01-2013, 07:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Salon Location for a new salon

I agree with you in saying, "there's no waiting here". With a college crowd, it's nice to be able to get 5-8 students in a bed at the same time. My competition doesn't have 8 beds to accommodate, all at the same time. As far as saying the tanners are still out there, I totally disagree with that comment from Steve. In past years, September has been one of my best months, I'm down over 50% this September. So, as far as needing all my beds, come February and March, this remains to be seen, but I doubt it. Like I said, times they are a changing. Appointments are not needed, never were here.

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location isn't the only thing for success. Money is a huge factor. How much is rent? how much do you have set aside for equipment? money for decorating, money save for slow season. Even with a buildout you will need a decent amount of money to open and no one is loaning money for tanning salons.
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Every situation is different. I do not believe there is magic formula to be successful. I have minimal funds, but find a way to be successful, but that is because of my other factors; location, competition, pricing etc. I guess you can always prevail if you have enough financing and patience, but most people have little of these. That is why you have to be creative, and sometimes challenge to accepted norms for the industry.
There are formulas that will give you your best opportunity to succeed when properly executed just the lack of a formula (Business Model) that will ensure that you will likely fail. Throwing something at the wall hoping it will stick is often the formula that many operators subscribe to. having a proven formula and changing with the times and trends is a much better direction to take.
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