HOW TO CREATE/OPEN A SUCCESSFUL BARBERSHOP BUSINESS.

Step 1

Find a convenient location. Like any other service business, location is a key factor to consider when setting up a barber shop, particularly if you want to encourage walk-in business. You need to look for a place that is strategically located and easy to access. A corner shop or an intersection where the human traffic is high is the most convenient location for setting up a barber shop.

 

•Step 2

Obtain a business license. Research the local statutes and legal requirements for running a barbershop enterprise. These include the minimum shop equipment requirements, shop size requirements, tools, lighting, and plumbing. Your local chamber of commerce may be of assistance in helping you get this information.

 

•Step 3

Draw up a budget for the start-up and operational costs of your barbershop. Start up costs will range from the cost of leasing a shop space to capital for purchasing necessary equipment, materials and supplies that you need. Determine the source for this funding, such as personal savings or a business loan.

 

•Step 4

Obtain a sales tax ID. This will enable you to purchase supplies and materials wholesale. Shop the different wholesale suppliers and compare the prices and discounts that each offers to determine the most economical one for your shop. Don’t forget online wholesalers. Find a quality merchant account so your shop accepts multiple forms of payment.

 

•Step 5

Brainstorm the different methods you can use to market your barbershop services and build a client base. This can range from postcards offering coupons for first time customers to launching a Website for your barbershop.

 

•Step 6

Visit other barbershops in the area to see what kind of services they offer. Check out the prices that are charged. Determine how you can distinguish yourself from your competition. For example, you could offer free coffee and nibbles or an offer for a free haircut once a customer gets 10 haircuts.

 

•Step 7

Remember that no one ever forgets a bad haircut. Make sure that you have the skill and experience to deliver quality service. If you personally don’t, hire barbers who do. Focus on managing the business side of the barber shop.

 

•Step 8

Write a business plan that takes into account all the research and planning that you conducted in each of the above steps. A business plan is important to keep your business on track, and it is also necessary if you seek a business loan.

 

•Step 9

Implement your business plan and open your barbershop. Put an emphasis on client service, particularly in maintaining a calendar of appointments. Double bookings or taking in more clients than you can handle will not be taken kindly.

 

Below I have provided many resourceful links that will allow you to educate yourself on the resources needed to open a successful and legitiment Barbershop business. Information on taxes, business licenses, how to attract customers and even information on negotiating a shop lease. Please take your time and educate yourself on the information that i have provided.

 

GEORGIA LICENSE VERIFICATION

Verify That A Barber Has A Current Ga. License.

GEORGIA STATE BOARD FEES

Fees and Fines for Georgia Barbers.

GEORGIA BARBER LAWS

Listings of ALL Georgia State Board Barber Laws.

SALON OWNER TAX INFO

If You Are A Barbershop or Salon Owner, This Is A Great Tax Guide.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF BOOTH RENTAL

Booth Rental Versus Commission in a Barbershop/Salon.

NEGOTIATING A BARBERSHOP LEASE

Important Lease Questions To Ask When Opening A Barbershop.

HOW TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS

Simple Strategies To Increase Your Clientele In The Barber Business.

GET ALL 5 HAIRCUT DVD’S FOR JUST $50.00

Learn precision haircutting techniques.

BARBERS NEED BUSINESS LICENSES TOO

If you are a barber, you need a license to cut hair AND a business license too or you will be fined.

NATIONAL STATE BOARD LIST

Listings of All Barber State Boards in America.

TAX INFORMATION

Important Barbershop tax information for barbers.

IRS FEDERAL TAX GUIDLINE BOOKLET

Tax Booklet for Barbers.

GEORGIA BARBERSHOP APPLICATIONS

Applications to open a Barbershop in Georgia.

GEORGIA LICENSE RENEWAL

Renew Your Barber License Online or Download An Application.

2 Responses to “HOW TO CREATE/OPEN A SUCCESSFUL BARBERSHOP BUSINESS.”

  1. Do you have any tips on how to open a barbershop and increase your clientele in the barbershop. The competition is pretty tough in the Brooklyn area for a new barber!! Thanks

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