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Old 03-09-2016, 12:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Re: winter hours, where to cut and save?

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LED's are in from the get go when i acquired the salon...
the previous owner, had 6 salons and as routine closed Sundays during NOV,DEC and JAN

I did not do it for 2 cycles to measure it against his and my performance.

yes, labor is a consideration, since Los angeles/ CA has implemented a 15.00 minimum wage to be phased in.

he was paying <8.00, i bought it and it went to 9.00

now it is at 10.00. and i inherited and challenged salon, tracking the sales there is no growth.
If there is no growth, why not close it? I'm in California as well and my staff (other than one bed cleaner) already make from $16-20 per hr so I could care less about minimum wage.

Only bed cleaners should be paid minimum wage.

If you are not making enough to pay wages, you either need to fix the business or close it. If cutting hrs in the off season is "needed" to stay open...why bother to stay open?
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If there is no growth, why not close it? I'm in California as well and my staff (other than one bed cleaner) already make from $16-20 per hr so I could care less about minimum wage.

Only bed cleaners should be paid minimum wage.

If you are not making enough to pay wages, you either need to fix the business or close it. If cutting hrs in the off season is "needed" to stay open...why bother to stay open?
so you grow year over year?

i know so many salons show negative recently

yes diff a consideration,there is this little thing called "lease agreement"



you pay 20 bucks an hour? is that really necessary? hope they are great sales people,

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so you grow year over year?

i know so many salons show negative recently

yes diff a consideration,there is this little thing called "lease agreement"



you pay 20 bucks an hour? is that really necessary? hope they are great sales people,
Yes we have growth every year for the last 7 years. I pay $11-14 per hr plus commissions.

Yes we have good sales people.
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Yes we have growth every year for the last 7 years. I pay $11-14 per hr plus commissions.

Yes we have good sales people.
you are good, you must be in the salon to oversee things, where roughly are you and what you got?
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you are good, you must be in the salon to oversee things, where roughly are you and what you got?
I'm in and out most days, though I haven't worked a shift in about 3 years. We are in San Leandro south of Oakland and we have all KBL, UWE, Iso Italia and both the Versa Spa and Versa Pro.
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Our only changes ever throughout the year, is our "off-season" hours are 8a-8p. Our peak-season hours are 8a-9p. But we have the customer need to fill those hours.

Electrical savings such as lighting alternatives and adjusted temps during closed hours overnight are always options. Anything else in my opinion isn't much of an option.

Luckily we have also had steady sales growth each and every year, so so far so good!
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ya the previous owner closed on sundays nov-jan

i didn't do that
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i started an early bird program , people like it
Good idea, maybe call it the breakfast club, early bird sounds elderly.
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Yes we have growth every year for the last 7 years. I pay $11-14 per hr plus commissions.

Yes we have good sales people.
Ditto for us.

Cuts lead to diminished services for your clients.

Remember your clients make their purchasing decisions on at the very beginning on the availability of YOUR equipment. If you don't meet their needs, they go to your comp. You'll never know because they leave. I get new clients all the time because my comp closes during the slow season and ****** of their clients.
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Good idea, maybe call it the breakfast club, early bird sounds elderly.
lol, bashing the stigma of seniors, right Steve, everything means everything, nothing left to chance
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