Its Wednesday and tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It was a pretty good day at the shop today, however managing my customers was definitely at the center of my attention. Over the last two weeks I have been letting my customers know what my holiday schedule would […]
Author: The Successful Barber Organization
Lets talk about social networking. Big companies like Facebook and Twitter have done an awesome job in bringing other people you know together online in a social graph. But have you ever wanted to skip through all those people and get to the community that […]
Have you ever wondered why most small businesses don’t succeed? Why is it that some businesses seem to take off and become very successful while most of them crash and burn within the first five years. Most of this is due to lack of education and wrong perception of what a true world class business really is and Michael E. Gerber does a tremendous job on laying out the details. Most entrepreneurs like myself start out by opening the doors for business seeing to it that every aspect of the company is being performed as it should. Only to later find ourselves overwhelmed by the amount of work we have and not enjoying what we use to love so much. Do you really own a business or your own job? Gerber explains how to create your business in such a way that you physically don’t have to be present for your business to work. He calls this the Franchise Turn-Key Business Model. Setting up your business to run on auto-pilot and creating a documented system of how you do it is explained as the key to creating a world class business. Any barber, doctor, or lawyer can benefit from reading this book and learn a thing or two about the Franchise Turn-Key Business Model. So if you want to spend more time getting customers while your business runs itself then checkout The E-myth – Revisited by Michael E. Gerber.
Have you been frustrated while trying to build your barber business? Don’t worry we all have been there before and broke past those walls that once stood in our way. This article may give you that inspiration and insight that you need to see your […]
Congratulations to Patrick Zuniga, our winner of the Mobile Barber Battle. Here’s what Patrick had to say about his winning… “At first it was a quick way to make money. Now it’s a profession I want to exceed on, skills and success! Owning my own […]
Phone call after phone call after phone call… When you establish a steady customer base your phone will be ringing off the hook even during late night hours. I don’t blame my clients for calling me late at night for appointments because we develop semi-personal relationships with them and they feel comfortable with us. But sometimes I want to tell my clients to have a heart, however it’s all a part of the game. That is until I discovered Genbook, an online appointment scheduling system.
The Genbook appointment scheduling system is amazing and it’s the most convenient way to manage your customers and keep them happy. I highly recommend that every barber evolve to an online appointment system because it puts the customers in control and takes more stress and work off of us. My clients love being able to go in and set up an appointment whenever they need to whether its at 2pm or 2am. The Genbook system is very user friendly and has a lot of tools that you can use to track your business. The analytics give you the ability to see what services make you the most money, how much you average per appointment, and a few other important reports. I find this very helpful during tax season.
Another important feature this service does is capture the email address of everyone that sets an appointment. Once my clients set an appointment I add them to my email lists and that way I keep them up to date on every that’s going on with Mont da Barber.
I researched several other online appointment systems but nothing compared to Genbook which is priced pretty reasonably. What online appointment system do you use? Have you considered going online yet?
Emailing your customers will definitely set you apart from other barbers and they’ll love you for it. I’ve been using email marketing for a couple of years and it generates good feedback and plenty of referral business. Customers love the fact that I email them […]
That’s Right! The world’s first Mobile Barber Battle is HERE. Do you want to expose your work? Do you want to have fun while creating a world wide brand for yourself? Well participate in the world’s first Mobile Barber Battle. This idea came to me […]
This app is cool. Now we can connect with each other from our mobile devices and share our experiences with barbers from all over the world. One of my favorite features about this app is that it allows you to upload photos of your work and share them to other networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Of course we still get all the information on how to improve our barber business from the website, but now its all in one place and its with me where ever I go. I will definitely encourage my barber friends to download this app. Currently its only available to Android user, however, Apple users will be able to download it very soon.