Business ownership comes with a plethora of perks, but it’s all too easy to overextend yourself and experience burnout. When you move into a gorgeous salon rental and are surrounded by other highly motivated beauty pros, you may be more focused than ever on growing your business and honing your craft. While these are great “problems” to have, it’s important to be aware of your emotional and physical well-being and pause for R&R when necessary. Curious about how to find the right balance and avoid burnout? Here are a few of our favorite tips to keep you on an upward trajectory without succumbing to the negative effects of overwork:
Set and Stick to Business Hours
When you’re first getting established in your new location, it can be tempting to answer client questions at all hours of the day. We get it, and we’ve been there–building relationships is critical in client retention and referrals, but it’s just as important to give yourself time away from work.
To ensure that you have a chance to recharge, set business hours and be strict about adhering to them. One of the best aspects of being your own boss is that you’re in charge of your schedule, so if you want to take Mondays off (or even Saturdays off as a few Indies do) or start your day after you’ve had your morning coffee or workout, you have the freedom to do so!
Cultivate Work Relationships
In most other environments, being an entrepreneur can get a bit lonely. At Indie Salons, we’re proud of the supportive community we offer, and forging friendships with your fellow Indies goes a long way in preventing burnout. When you love where you work and the people you work alongside, you’ll find there’s always someone to talk to and decompress with.
Give Yourself a Vacation
Even when you love your job, working long hours and keeping up with the details of business operations takes a toll. To continue putting in your best work, an occasional break is necessary. This is when our rent rewards program really comes in handy–when you purchase must-have products through our wholesale beauty supply program, you’ll earn credits that can be applied to your rent. You can save them up for a much-needed vacation, or even for medical or maternity leave.
When you’re focused on taking the next step in your career as a beauty pro, investing in a salon rental is one of the best decisions you can make. As exciting as it is to have a luxurious studio salon to call yours, getting caught up in the hustle is a common mistake. By choosing Indie Salons in Boulder, Denver, Lone Tree, or Cherry Creek, you’ll set yourself up for success. With perks like our wholesale beauty supply and rent rewards programs, there are plenty of opportunities to boost profits while taking time off when you need to. If you’d like to tour one of our locations or learn more about what makes life as an Indie so special, contact our Market Manager, Kandice Meylan. You can reach Kandice by call or text at 303-792-8222.