Okay, you’ve got your booth rental hair stylist business up and running. You’ve got the training, tools, clients, products, and many other resources for success. As a business owner, it’s important to continue looking for ways to improve. One concept that is often overlooked as an opportunity for improvement is time management.
To raise your profits, you need to spend less time on tasks that do not create income, and more time working on things that do. Also, people become more organized as a result of effective time management, according to Management Study Guide.
Here are some tips on time management to help you maximize profits:
Start with a plan: You know how it’s important to keep a map handy when you go on a road trip — just in case GPS can’t find you. For your business to be successful, you must create a road map. Write out an actionable plan by starting with your final vision for your business. Then work back to the present.
Once you have your plan in place, you will have a better idea of what goals to set for future success. Your written-out plan also supports effective time management while navigating that road map to business domination!
Set goals: A person can really only manage what they do with their time, not actual time itself. One of the main factors in successfully managing time for your business as a stylist is to set daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Figure out where you want your business to be a year from now. Then write out the goals you need to achieve to make your vision a reality.
At the end of the day – and week and month – make sure you’ve accomplished the goals you set and reflect on whether or not the outcomes are moving you forward towards the vision you created for your business. Then adjust accordingly.
Schedule, schedule, schedule: It can’t be said enough, according to Arnold Zegarelli, director of education at Izzazu Salon, Spa & Serata in Pittsburgh. Here’s what he had to say: “Before you go to sleep, make a list of all the things you would like to do the next day.” Then organize them from most important to least important when you wake up. Take this list and block off time on your calendar for each item scheduled.
Take your whole day into consideration. Are you having an hour-long lunch? Block off the time on your digital calendar. Of course you can change your schedule as needed, but it’s much easier to stick to what you have planned if you make a promise to yourself to only reschedule due to an emergency or something extremely important. Adhering to the final calendar you have for the day may free up more time for you to focus on your business, or whatever you want!
Being a business owner shouldn’t take away from quality time with friends and family or prevent you from participating in things you enjoy. As long as you are practicing effective time management, have goals set and your road map, owning your hair stylist business will be fun and rewarding.
-Easy for you, Easy to love-