Picture this – you’re swimming in clients, raking in revenue, and want to grow your business… so is it time to expand your salon multi-site? It’s a thought many business owners face when they become successful. To help take your salon or spa multi-site, we’ve put together some key considerations…
Can you afford to expand your salon multi-site?
It sounds so obvious, but there’s a lot to breakdown when it comes to the cost of your new site. First, it’s worth figuring out the costs of your current salon or spa, from running reports on stock usage, to energy costs and staff wages. This will give you a good idea of the base costs for the new site and if you can afford it, which can then become part of a new salon business plan needed for your expansion.
Pick a suitable location to expand your salon multi-site
The location of your new salon or spa is incredibly important. When picking a place to expand your salon multi-site, make sure it’s visible, accessible, the right size, is near an attractive selection of other business and away from direct competitors. The area will also impact your costs, not only because of potentially matching competitor prices, but also a central city location will make the business more expensive to run, increasing your treatment prices to match. We do have seven simple ways to reduce costs in the spa or salon though, should you want further advice to help with costs.
Train staff to the same quality across each site
How much staff is needed at your new site? Chances are, you will need just as many as those at your current base. Also, it’s worth considering if anyone from the current team will want to work at the new site, or across both sites. What about newbies – do they know what’s expected of their role from their salon employment contracts? Do your new employees need software training?
No matter what you plan, make sure everyone is trained to the same level to expand your salon multi-site. After all, you want the same quality across each salon location!
Get the right insurance to expand your salon multi-site
Whether you’re opening a new salon or new site, you’ll need to think about having the right salon insurance and permits. Carrying out a risk assessment is your first go-to so you know what to insure against when you expand your salon or spa multi-site. To be fair, you should have a good idea from your current site, but it’s always worth looking at salon insurance types and why you should have them. You can then insure your new site using further assistance from Startups.
Do you have a system that can manage your salon multi-site?
So, the final question is – can you manage all areas of your business across each site? You’ll need a system in place that can manage the set up of new treatments at your new site, stock, pricing, promotions, staff rotas, reporting and more. Not only that, but it should ideally be accessible from either site, so you can manage all you need from logging in and selecting the site in question. Once you have this in place, you market your new salon or spa site to existing clients using the same system.
Salon by Premier Software® can do all the above using a single database structure, tailored to meet your hair or beauty business’s multi-site needs. To find out more about how Salon can help you, click the button below.