Don’t you just hate it when someone says ” I have good news and bad news”? Well, my bad news is not really all that bad.
Most grooming salons have the inevitable slow down after the holidays. Some salons come to a stand still and some get extra time to do the things that need to be done around the place. My good news is that my business, Diva Dogs, has not slowed down at all! Business has been great and I am NOT complaining. The so-called bad news is that I was looking forward to having a few weeks of leisurely days. The kind of days that I purge my files, go over profit margins and get ready for the tax man. Maybe take an hour lunch with a friend or clean out my car. Maybe plan a vacation!! I guess I’ll have to squeeze all that in on Sunday. But, then again my Sundays are usually jam packed too.
It reminds me of an old saying…when the fish are biting put another line in the water. Time to hire another groomer! Can’t catch any “fish” without another fisherman.
2013 is going to be an awesome year! I just know it .
Getting ready for the holidays means more than just getting your blades and shears sharpened. Getting ready for me entails getting my shopping done before Thanksgiving, having my dryers maintained and meditating on a successful business and happy clients.
Let’s not forget our physical selves. Stock up on lots of water and healthy snacks at your salon to discourage eating all those Christmas cookies and boxes of chocolates you will receive. Nothing drags you down faster that a diet of high sugar and fat! If you are not already in the habit of stretching before you start your day you might want to establish some sort of routine now. stretching and walking are one fo the best things you can do for your back, according to my Chiropractor.
Have a pre-holiday lunch with your staff and let them know how much you appreciate the great job they have done all year so far and that you know they will have a fun and profitable holiday season. Praise goes a long way and if you want your staff to work as hard as you do then you have to let them know how important they are.