Mobile - anything else I need?

SalonGeek

Help Support SalonGeek:

geekling

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
1,163
Reaction score
1
Location
Newcastle
Hi all!
So starting to get ready to set up mobile! Whoppee! Doing most of my aspects of beauty therapy (level 2), nail enhancements & spray tanning! :green:

Just been going through everything I think I need! Think being the operative word! Ha ha!

- insurance

- cost per treatment and treatment prices (iv just been adding £3.00 onto every treatment for insurance, startup costs, the likes of manicure tables/mirrows etc? Is this ok, or should I be working every little thing out separately?)

- Website/facebook/name/logo

- Business Cards

- Accounts - Another thing i'm a little worried about! I have searched through many threads on here! But am still a little confused! I though of using bright books but being a paper kinda girl I thought someone maybe could give me some info on the best thing to use for paper accounts?!

- Register as self employed

- Go on a business link course for tax etc


Have I missed anything out? Or is their something I am doing wrong here?
Anything else I should be thinking of that my little mind isnt?
STRESSED! Haha!


Thank you in advance! Like I said I honestly have read through loads and loads of threads on all of these subjects but if I'm honest they were confusing me even more! :o
 

amyworley

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2011
Messages
52
Reaction score
2
Location
kent
I did flyers too which were great for generating new business! i used crazy4print.com

re your accounts - i personally keep a spreadsheet on excell, but my accountant is quite happy to just take a 'shoe box' each year end - basically, you need to keep your receipts and have a copy book for the clients receipts - then at the end of the year they sort it all out! I personally cant work like this - i need to keep records for my own piece of mind!

either way, you dont need to spend out your hard earned cash on a package to sort it for you!

hth's
 

geekling

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
1,163
Reaction score
1
Location
Newcastle
Ooh thanx for that! Ill try flyers too!

I think id be the same! I like to know whats going in and whats going out! I think its just the best thing to do that with! Haha!
Thankyou for the advice! :)
 

geekling

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
1,163
Reaction score
1
Location
Newcastle
Any one else please? :)
 

PixieBeauty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2010
Messages
1,742
Reaction score
23
Location
Derbyshire
Sounds pretty comprehensive. How about:

After care sheets
A diary/app/booking system
Uniform
Products to retail
Cancellation policy
Consultation cards
Marketing plan (a to do list!)
A price list
A few introductory offers worked out
Your discounts (if any) for friends & family
A notepad that you take everywhere to write down all your ideas!
A blog/twitter feed?
A loyalty scheme?

Just a few thoughts! Xxx
 

TracyS

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
842
Reaction score
24
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hi geekling,

I think you're starting in the right place but you need a clearer definition of cost per treatment and treatment prices.

Try keeping your capital expenditure seperate. Write a list of all of the equipment/tools etc that you will need and set yourself a budget for that.

Then do a stock budget and your cost per treatment will be easier to work out as you will know how much a bottle of polish has cost, the polish remover, the removal pads etc etc etc and break it down easier rather than just adding £3 to each treatment price.

Dont forget to add in the cost of fuel, tax, car insurance, wear & tear, servicing etc and set a limit on a radius/area you will travel within. That way you won't be tempted by a £10 appointment you have to travel 15 miles to get to just to build up a client base! I know, I've been there!!!

Change your car insurance from standard to business use.

Look around your area and see what the going rates are for the services you offer - don't be tempted to start off on the cheap, there are a million threads on here warning against that as it's much harder for clients to accept increases later.

Good luck with your new venture!

xx
 

geekling

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
1,163
Reaction score
1
Location
Newcastle
Thankyou for all your help ladies!
So helpfull! Will be using it ALL!
Thanx again! :) xxx
 

Latest posts

Top