About 4 years ago I was working as a CPA in the finance department of a large corporation. While corporate life was very good to me, over time the work became less satisfying and I knew it was time for a change. My husband and I decided to take the plunge into business ownership. What business? We had no idea.
We started checking listings on business broker websites and found a business that caught our eye--an upscale salon & spa owned by an absentee owner. Perfect! We wanted to take the plunge without either of us having to quit our jobs right away and this business was already run by a manager. Never having worked retail, I liked the idea of a service business and felt like customer service was something I already understood. With my accounting background, surely I could handle the financial aspects of the business. So we put together a business plan, took out an SBA loan and became entrepreneurs!
And that's where the fun begins...
Of course, all of you who are salon owners already know how naive we were! We've owned the salon for almost 3 years now and I left my corporate job about 18 months ago to work in the salon full-time. It's incredibly challenging, but far more rewarding than my old job. We've made a lot of mistakes, but we've done a lot right, too. That's what this blog is about...the trials and tribulations of owning a salon.