What You Should Know to Start a Cosmetology Business

By Karen Day on 08/08/2011

Opening your own beauty salon and starting a new cosmetology school are two different businesses. Regardless of which business you consider, professional cosmetology financial advice and a 3 year business plan should be the first ‘must haves’ as an entrepreneur.

As entrepreneur starting a new salon or cosmetology business, consider that, besides your business advisor and cosmetology financial advice, you will need:

  • Paperwork: A new salon requires permits, get all your paperwork completed. You will need your business establishment license, resale permit, building plans, plus your beauticians need to be licensed
  • Team: Know what kind of team you want, talk to your potential team and share your vision. Work out with your stylists whether they will work on commission or rent their chairs.
  • Location: Find the right location; choose decor and design that will attract the clientele you want.
  • Business and Finances:  Business management such as cosmetology financial advice, including a 3 year business plan.

Start – up capital, necessary bank or other loans.

Enough capital to make it through the first year, with unexpected expenses

Looking for location, getting the paperwork, finding your team members, even purchasing your equipment and designing your salon or school will be the fun part. Things begin to get tedious for entrepreneurs when it comes to the financial side. Here is where getting the help of a trusted business advisor for the cosmetology financial advice you need is a vital part of business success.

Most new business owners will forecast overoptimistic revenue and growth during the first few years. This is where cosmetology financial advice from a trusted advisor could assist by forecasting more realistic capital requirements and business plan.

Planning is both time consuming and tedious, but without sound cosmetology financial advice, it’s easier for a new business to fail. Being realistic and pragmatic financially during the preparation stage will help you get off the ground more easily. 


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