5 Things to Ask on a MY SALON Suite Tour
Next to your home, your workplace is probably the place you’ll spend the majority of your time. Here are five questions that can help you see how a MY SALON Suite Life might work for you.
Take time to write down a list of what is most important for you as a business owner and in your work environment, and see how the Suite Life delivers on your priorities.
A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows that entrepreneurs spend as much as twice as many hours at work compared to those who work for someone else’s business. Yet most say they wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, eight out of 10 U.S. small business owners say they would do it all over again if they had the choice, because of the freedom and rewards that come along with business ownership.
If you’re thinking that this might be the right time for you to open your own Salon Suite business, you may be right! By going through the five factors that research shows are most important to people at work, here are five questions that can help you explore the culture while you are touring a nearby MY SALON Suite location.
1. Are there opportunities for professional development?
Research shows that people are happiest when engaged in “difficult-but-doable” activities. As a beauty professional, you’re probably already interested in pursuing more education and mastering new skills so you can grow to the next level. You already know that MY SALON Suite is delivering when it comes to marketing and business skills, thanks to a growing library of articles here on the blog in addition to the monthly Marketing Calendars, articles, finance tools and other resources only available to Suite Members.
When you’re touring a MY SALON Suite location, ask where Suite Members are going for continuing education (such as nearby beauty school, manufacturer and distributor classes) and ask whether Suite Members at that location take time to network with one another in order to share information and ideas.
2. How will I know if I’m making progress?
A Harvard Business School study found that the “happiest” and most productive days were those in which individuals could identify clear progress. MY SALON Suite Members are equipped with worksheets they can use to measure progress against their financial goals.
While you are touring, ask questions about what type of goals you should set when you open your Salon Suite and how quickly you might expect to grow. Ask Suite Members at the location if they would share what they have learned about how to succeed as a new Suite Owner. Ask about the path to $100K and what resources are in place to help Suite Owners grow from where they are today, to where they want to be tomorrow. MY SALON Suite provides great tools for new Suite Members, tools they cannot get anywhere else!
3. Is it safe?
Fear is a huge de-motivator and can cause needless distraction from what is most important. You may already know that MY SALON Suite locations have 24-hour security and a double-door entry system to enhance your safety, and that of your clients. Find out more about the specific security and safety precautions taken at the location where you’re touring.
4. How much autonomy will I have?
In 63 countries around the world, analysis by the American Psychological Association found that having independence, autonomy, and a sense of control over one’s life matters more to people than money. The great thing about The Suite Life is that it offers beauty professionals a fast-track to business ownership, and becoming an independent business owner is the only way that you can un-cap your earning potential and exercise true autonomy at work. As an added bonus, because of the unique business model Suite Members enjoy, you can be on your own but not alone, having access to colleagues, expertise, experience, and resources that aren’t usually available to entrepreneurs.
5. How is the camaraderie among Suite Members?
Gallup research shows that people who have a “best friend” at work are more productive and engaged. If having this sense of belonging is important to you, then ask whether Suite Members at that location are friendly and social with one another. Having colleagues who are right under the same roof as you gives you the unique ability to share experiences, ask questions, and socialize with other business owners who are facing the same challenges as you. This can be invaluable in helping you grow your Salon Suite business more quickly, right from the start.