What makes an Entrepreneur….

So what makes a successful entrepreneur? These are a few of my personal views on what it takes to be successful.

• Always stay humble.
This is one of the most important qualities. Remember where you came from and always remember what it’s like to have nothing. It can take years to become successful, but it can be taken away at any time.

• Team.
Never call them your ‘employees’ they are your team, your family! You spend so much time working alongside them everyday more than your own family during working hours. So it’s so important to treat them with the most amount of respect. You are only as good as your team. Remember, teamwork makes the dream work!

• Positivity.
What you think and feel HAPPENS! Therefore any negative thoughts will equal negative outcome. Always stay positive, if you believe in what you think it will happen!
Knowledge. Stay ahead of the game at all times. Never ever get complacent. Research new trends regularly. Read read read. Knowledge is power, you can never have enough!

• Passion.
You have to be passionate about your business and love what you do. Without discipline, dedication and determination it will never work. A business that wins financially without passion will never work out long term. Passion drives you, your team and everything else that keeps your business together.

• Not afraid of failure.
If you worry about failure there is no point in starting in any business. You have to be willing to fail in order to succeed. You will always learn from your mistakes. Always remember that mistakes equal a bigger success in the end. Failure is NOT giving up!

I could go on, there are so many factors that contribute in the making of a successful entrepreneur, and all of these are covered in my mentoring sessions.

Share your ideas, what do you think makes a successful entrepreneur?

 

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The Burnout

The burnout….. entrepreneurs…. Do you know what I’m talking about?
Have them days where you feel low, anxious and exhausted. Well welcome to the business world. The more I talk to my students and fellow business owners (some extremely successful business owners too) I hear this common problem, we all have times where we are burning out.
We have have days where we wish we could have that one break. Even if we have a “day off” it’s NEVER a day off. The phone is going, emails coming in, chasing suppliers etc.
And even though we LOVE what we do, we cannot switch off which most the time means even working through the night.
It’s not easy I know, I live like this everyday.

What do you do to switch off? How do you relax?
This is very important to find what works for YOU, and to have at least that hour or two a day to switch off completely.

For me today, it was making Lola-Rose dinner and having quality time together with my phone on airplane mode so no work related issues could come in. Even thought I have been with my daughter all day which is amazing, I have worked most of the day on the go. This is just how we live.
Tonight I will read an hour before bed (this is what I do most evenings to switch off, even if the books are about business )

Most importantly is getting away! This is what I live for. Booking that holiday, or weekend away. Phone off, family time with no disturbance. Have some head space and you will be completely relaxed for when you get back. This is the ONLY time I mange to have time off without my brain working 24/7 so it’s very important for me to have that time to unwind.

So what is your way to switch off? Share your ways to help others ❤️

Lots of dreams and wishes,
Katie Godfrey x

All things Christmas

1961E35B-A32F-41D1-B9FD-80EF326B9844Last weekend we celebrated our work Christmas party, as you know we don’t do things by halves. We went to Dublin and what a fun, eventful time we had. I,m sure the girls will tell you all about it when you come in next.

So, let’s talk about Christmas.

Our treat card points can not be used from 5th December until 2nd January.

Treatments booked 16th December until 2nd January also will need a deposit to secure your appointment. We hope you understand the reasons in doing this,  most appointments have been covered now. If you still need to make a deposit please could this be done during your next appointment with us or if you wouldn’t mind giving us a call when it’s convenient for you. Thank you!

15th December is Christmas Jumper day! Every year we love making the effort to wear our Christmas jumpers and we would love it if you could to. We will be raising money for Save The Children, there will be lots going on in salon so pop in and let’s raise money for an amazing cause.

Our opening hours are:

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If you have a problem with finding an appointment online or on our app, please call the salon and we will do our best to find one for you.

Last year we loved giving all our clients a little something back, so we will be doing the same again this year. If you have an appointment during the week 16th December until stocks last. You will receive a £5 gift card to spend in January, terms and conditions are noted on the back of the card.

We look forward to seeing you all over the Christmas period.

Best wishes,

Jessica Hillyard – KG Head Trainer

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Biggest sale yet….Black Friday

Black Friday… Our biggest SALE yet!

Want to learn something new for 2018? Have you seen our amazing deals on our courses!

Learn with award winning company and trainers, receive on-going support, student discount, lash inc subscription and lots more…

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Individual eyelash extension course was £400 now only £200 including full kit

Russian volume eyelash extension course was £490 now only £245 including full kit

Acrylic extension course was £390 now only £195 kit not included

Gel overlay course was £220 now only £110 kit not included

Courses available in Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire and online.

Not only do we have 50% off on our courses but also our products too..

Our best seller

KG Professional black glue was £20 now only £10

Single trays was £15 now only £7.50

Have a look on our website www.kgsalons.com for a full list of products and courses, discount will be applied at checkout using

code: Blackfri17

Enjoy!

Jess Hillyard

KG Head Trainer

Clocks back……..

I put this post up a couple of weeks ago now…. I thought I would share on her to help those that are struggling in business at the moment.

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So who forgot to put their clocks back today?

Well…. 8 years ago on Tuesday, in salon, that was me! I will never forget. I had opened KG that year and it was DEAD! The days would drag. My dad used to pop in after he finished work to give me a bit of company. This day he popped in at 5pm for an hour.

As he was getting ready to leave, so was I! I remember him saying, “Where are you going?”
“Home” i’d say.
It’s only 6pm he replied!

That feeling of being exhausted, looking at the clock, waiting to go home as I didn’t have ONE customer that day. I just wanted to cry!!! As I thought it was 7pm… but I forgot to put the clock back! That extra hour felt like a million hours. I would never ever lock up my salon early, just incase that one customer did turn up.

How much longer can I do this for? I remember crying nearly every night when it hit quiet season before the Christmas rush. I didn’t know how I was going to get through another day. The only light I could see was just to end it all and go bankrupt. But that was not my dream!!! And the fear of failing and packing it all up scared the life out of me…. that was the easy option.
But I kept going, and I got through it with a hell of a lot of hard work.
Chloe knows how dead it was and we both plodded on!

Now…. Well, that’s a different story! We don’t have enough hours in a day. Thank the lord. And grateful everyday.

So businesses out there, when it gets tough, don’t give up. Remember why you started and what your end goal is. But remember to change your clocks when you open up tomorrow morning 😉

Have a great week everyone

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Publications, spotlight!!

It’s so lovely to see our products being published and getting out there. We are seeing amazing reviews from our eyelash glue. All our customers and salons are loving the products and we are really grateful for everyones feedback and reviews.

 

Remember to hashtag kgprofessional on your social media so we can share your work to a large audience.

 

See one of our articles below – Plus check this link for another editorial too https://www.olympiabeauty.co.uk/kgs-journey-to-the-top/

 

 

 

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New month, New Start

Congratulations Hannah on Therapist of the month!

Last month you saw that we had two new members to our team, Amiee and Hannah. Both girls have had a busy few weeks, with lots of training! So look online for our great training deals whilst they speed up and gain more experience. Thank you to all our clients that have been models for the girls, we couldn’t of done it without you.

We would like to welcome Marie! Marie has over 10 years of industry experience and has just left Champneys after 7 years. So you won’t be disappointed.

This month is a busy one with Olympia fast approaching… We can’t wait to see everyone.. Come and visit us at stand B42. There will lots of show offers and goody bags.

Lots of courses running this month, Lashes, Nails, Initmate waxing and Business mentoring as well as launching a new website!

Just a polite reminder to our clients about our cancelation policy. Please could you let us know at least 24 hours before your appointment if you wish to cancel. Otherwise we would require a 50% cancelation fee.. more information of this can be found on our policy section on our website.

Jess Hillyard

KG Head Trainer

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