|Total Investment:||$150,362 - $283,006|
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"Good operations make a big difference. I took over a salon in October that was struggling under a previous owner. I closed it for remodeling, re-opened it and within four months was at break-even. I think, on average, you should be able to do it in four to six months in a good location. One of the important things is to follow the model. Entrepreneurs tend to want to do it their own way -- when I started, even though I said I wanted to follow a system, I often did my own thing. It slowed me down. My advice: Do what corporate tells you to do!"
"I never thought I'd own a hair salon. It was the furthest thing from my mind. But it made total sense, especially from an affordability standpoint. As it turned out, I didn't really need to have experience in the hair and beauty field. It probably would have helped me if I had, but it wasn't necessary."