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Old 05-01-2007, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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how did you start?

Mosy everyone on here loves to give their 2 cents so i will ask how did you get started? Did you save up $250,000 of your own money for start up build out equipment and funding for a year? I already know half of you will instantly respond well $250,000 what the **** are you going to try to do with that but i know what i would need (at least a good idea) i just wonder where people got there money to begin? i know it is a pain to try to get a start up loan for a salon they are not the most stable business. But i also know that salons are not all owned by millionaires so how did you start. was it start in a small area with a couple of beds or maybe jump right in with 400,000 and a 20 bed salon (if so how did you get that cash). Please share i would really like to know.
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Save up 250K?

Let me in on how that is done please? Please?
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Save up 250K?

Let me in on how that is done please? Please?
Real large piggy bank...............and have a yard sale every week. Oh, the main thingy is to buy DS off ebay.................:sarcasm:
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Real large piggy bank...............and have a yard sale every week. Oh, the main thingy is to buy DS off ebay.................:sarcasm:
That's a lot of change JJ.
Did you have to call the brinks truck to carry it all?
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Hard work, long hours, and starting with what ever you have to. Lot more to it than to sit on a stool and collect the money...................:lol:
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That's a lot of change JJ.
Did you have to call the brinks truck to carry it all?
Shoot, I own the bank and brinks.
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That explains it.
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Life savings and all the equity in our home ... unfortunately we took a wrong turn in the beginning which doubled our build-out expenses ... and $250K would have been a BARGAIN compared to what we dished out. We also have an SBA loan.

I feel heartburn. AHhhhg.
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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james johnston you say start with what you have but what if no beds and i dont have 250k. there is two different locations i can chose from right now one it would take about 400000 to do That includes buying the building or the other witch is a lot smaller (800 sqft) but it would cost me about 50k to build out + equipment. the 800 has nowhere to expand right now but maybe it would in the future. did everyone pull out loans to do this?
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My vote would be: Yes.
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