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DollyHouse

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Hi geeks,I'm new to this and need some help..

I am planning to open a salon in Essex where I have been working for the past five years as a mobile technician, and although I have my buisness objectives, mission statement and keys to success I'm getting stuck with
-marketing strategy
-and my distribution strategy

I was just wondering if anyone had any helpful tips to get my buisness plan off the ground

Hope I've done this right and any help would be much appreciated

Dolly xxxx
 

Nat-Nat

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Hi Dolly, you would really benefit from talking to the company Sales Scene based in Grays. They are a fantastic marketing company who also run some great training courses about online marketing. I've just done their one on Linkedin, twitter and facebook and it was great. Caroline who owns it is one of my clients and she is great, PM me if you want the details or more info.

Nat x:D
 

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there is a book called start and run a beauty salon, i found it quite interesting, also business link run workshops to help you when starting out and will also advise you on any funding available.

as for marketing yourself work out your target market and your advertising will be based around this for example: if you target older ladies then the internet is not the one, you would need to contact local groups and libraries.....if you want to target teenagers then schools, colleges internet.....if you want to target business people then contacting larger companies and offering discount cards would be a start, research is vital. also little and often, you will get more from small ads often to keep you in peoples minds than you will from one large ad.

good luck x
 

DollyHouse

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Thank you so much for your help really appreciate it the more ideas the better...x
 

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If you google IOEE (institute of Enterprise Entrepreneurs) you will have access to business mentors, some of whom are free. There are specialists from all sectors so you could work out what's best for you.
Also, If you access your local training organisation or provider for encouraging self employment they might be able to help you.
 

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