Work ON the business not IN the business

Salon owners: Stepping out of the salon and working on your business objectives.

 

One of the main subjects I am questioned about the most is working on the business side of things rather than working in the actual salon, and the business side can be rather daunting at times. I really enjoy doing treatments as they are my passion and the main reason I started my business, I love talking with my clients, working alongside my team and most of all I love lashing and making clients feel beautiful.

But, my business would never grow to what it has if I still had my own column. So for my company to expand and my team to perform as successfully as they do it was necessary for me to step away from working in the salon full time.

With all of the background work there is to do such as accounting, salaries, staff appraisals, planning team meetings, advertising & marketing, social media, writing magazine articles, working on my other businesses, judging competitions, staff training, mentoring talks for students and writing policies. Plus an array of other tasks It would be virtually impossible for me to still lash too!

It’s all about a work and life balance and I didn’t have any when I had a column! All of the above tasks were done outside of my salon hours, which meant I was only actually giving it only 20% of my effort and to say I was exhausted after a salon day is an understatement. But nowadays I give the business side my all, 100% of my dedication. I still work around sixty hours plus a week, but I choose to do this.

This gives me time to go to the salon and see the salon from a customer perspective rather than a therapist, which keeps the customer service in the salon very strong.
I conduct regular training sessions with my wonderful team to ensure they are the best they can be. This also gives me the added advantage to help out the therapists on busy days when needed, so I am always flexible to step into my beautician shoes again which I love.

I stepped away from my column nearly three years ago now but I do still work on occasional Saturday’s purely because I want to as I love the salon atmosphere. However, last Saturday was my first week stopping my column again due to other on-going business commitments. Instead I worked on the reception which enabled me to still work in the salon but concentrate on the business side of things. I did get itchy feet though and I just wanted to pick up my tweezers and lash! but I have to keep focused and concentrate on the bigger picture, that being the business side.

If you want to know more about how you can move your column over to your team, start tripling your income and how to start working more efficiently on your business rather than struggling to do treatments and your business objectives then get in touch today for more details on my mentoring services.

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What are your goals for 2018?

#businessgoals
As the new year is just around the corner, have you set your business goals for 2018?
This is the best time to reflex and evaluate how the last 12 months have gone and improve for the coming year.
My favourite saying is have goals, dreams and a vision that’s so big that people call you crazy! Nothing is to big, nothing is impossible and nothing you cannot do. It’s all about your mindset and goal setting.
Even if there is things that didn’t work out right this year, turn them around to a positive. What did you learn from? See the funny side of the negative.
What are your goals for 2018?
They might be something like…
❣️ Taking on your first employee
❣️ Starting your first business
❣️ Increase client loyalty and retention
❣️ Training and development
❣️ Investing in a business mentor
❣️Growing your social media
Nothing is to big or to small. So what are your 2018 goals?

 

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Salon of the year 2017

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Such an amazing end to the year! We are so excited to announce we won Beauty Salon of the Year 2017.

We don’t know who nominated us but we are truly grateful to win this award.

So thankful to my amazing team who produce beautiful work everyday for our clients. We couldn’t do it without everyone of you.

Merry Christmas everyone!

 

Katie Godfrey – Director of KG

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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