AHP Indie Stylist

Volume 4, Issue 1

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18 indie stylist Volume 4 Issue 1 kelly sikkema/unsplash THE BIZ If you find your schedule so full that you are turning away potential clients, it might be time to make your first hire. When there is ample interest in potential untapped revenue streams, like offering makeup application or brow lamination to your existing clientele, this may indicate that getting help is the answer. However, expanding your business and bringing on another person without a plan is a big mistake that could cost you money, time, and many headaches. On the other hand, when done well, hiring extra help can afford you more time to do important tasks, generate more revenue, and even create time to do more of what you love. Sometimes, when we don't have enough time or resources, things fall through the cracks—and other things don't get done correctly. (Ask any bookkeeper who has bravely taken over the books for a busy sole proprietor.) For example, suppose you spend most of your time at the chair and need more time for essential office duties, like maintaining records, paying bills, and handling day- to-day business operations. You may first look at your time management and then at hiring a bookkeeper to help you stay organized, manage your cash flow, and understand where your money is going. For many hair professionals, their first and often best hire is a bookkeeper. A good bookkeeper is detail-oriented and wants to help you correctly record your business operations. In addition, Making Your First Hire by Lauren Snow

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