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Factors to Consider When Setting Your Business Hours

If you’re thinking about making the exciting transition into business ownership, it’s important to create a schedule that works for you and your clients. One of the best factors of being your own boss is the ability to set your own hours and develop a work/life balance that helps you thrive. As you begin to tour salon studio space for rent, it’s a great time to start picturing what your day-to-day will look like. Need some inspiration to get started? Here, we share factors that you should take into consideration when determining your business hours:

Be Accessible For Your Clients

When setting your hours, aim to make your studio accessible for times that work for your clients.  For some beauty pros, this means going with the flow and setting your schedule according to client needs on a week-by-week basis. For others, a more structured approach is necessary. If you fall into the latter category, be sure to think about your clientele and start taking note of your busiest days. For many stylists, picking a weekend day or a day or two to offer extended hours works well to accommodate clients with busy work schedules.  One way to take clients’ schedules into consideration is to create a survey asking for their preferred day and time for appointments. Contacting clients via email or setting up a poll on your social media accounts (or a Google Form) is a great way to spark engagement and spread the word about the move.

Chat With Your Future Suitemate

If you plan to share a double or triple suite with a partner, or to sublet your private suite with a sharing partner, be sure to sit down for a chat about scheduling before moving in. We offer a selection of private, double, and triple studios, and many of our Indies have found that sharing a salon with a friend is a fun and cost-effective option. However, it’s important to set clear expectations to ensure that the arrangement works for all involved.

Consider Your Own Needs

Moving into a luxury location is an exciting step in your career, so it’s understandable to want to make the most of your investment. Although offering flexibility for clients is appreciated, be sure to take your own needs into consideration. You should aim to give yourself time off each week to avoid burnout, so don’t be apologetic about sticking to a predetermined schedule if that’s your preference.  At Indie you completely control your schedule – it’s up to you!  Some Indies prefer to only work weekdays, others work on the weekends.  Some Indies come in early mornings; others start their day later.  Once you’ve determined your schedule, let clients know when you’re available by updating your hours on your social media channels, website, and online booking system if you use one (we can help you sign up for Square’s free system, or we have a discount available for GlossGenius, as well).  

If you’re ready to take the next step as a beauty professional, investing in an upscale salon studio is a decision that can change your life for the better. As your own boss, you have the power to take control of every detail of your business. From the hours you work to the products you promote, your success is in your own hands. Ready to jump into the process of finding a salon studio space for rent? Look no further than Indie Salons. Although you’ll be an independent entrepreneur as an Indie, our supportive network is one-of-a-kind. We’re here to provide support right from the start by welcoming you with complimentary suite setup and providing access to our welcome toolkit. To arrange a tour of one of our locations in Boulder, Denver, Lone Tree, or Cherry Creek, please contact our Market Manager, Kandice Meylan. You can reach Kandice via call or text at 303-792-8222.

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