You’ve graduated Cosmetology school and are super motivated to get out there and show your stuff, but you’re not quite sure how to make it on your own? It’s time to get focused on creating your successful business of YOU.
The first step to creating a successful business is creating a business plan. What’s a business plan? I’m glad you asked. A business plan is a written plan plotting the step-by-step process of achieving success and accomplishing the goals of your business. It explains the strategies a salon or spa professional will use to get and retain clients, retail effectively, become profitable. We all want that, don’t we? Developing your own business plan is the key to staying focused on the end goal.
Clarity within your business plan is extremely important because the clearer the picture the easier, it is to succeed. Clarity is the ability to express your plans and your goals in an understandable, simple, concise manner, so that the intent and actions contained within are easily understood and every component works towards the same common vision. This is the time you will be asking yourself as a future salon professional:
- What do I really want?
- Why do I want it?
- How am I going to achieve it?
- When do I expect to reach certain milestones?
- Who will be important in my success?
Why do most of us work for a living? The obvious answer is that we need money in order to live and, for many, it simply stops at that. How lucky are you to be able to do what you love everyday for a living? A business plan will help ensure that the passion you feel for your craft will also translate to a successful career.
This is your business, take control and know what you want. Don’t underestimate the power of your dream. Dream big. Psychologists will tell you that having dreams, goals, and aspirations is essential to your mental well-being. You did all the work to get yourself here, now is the time to take it one step further and create a successful business you are proud of.