Don’t forget – the law says you must have Employers’ Liability insurance as soon as you employ anyone.
Don’t forget – the law says you must have Employers’ Liability insurance as soon as you employ anyone.NHF/NBF Members can get 20% off their insurance with Coversure. When choosing a name for your salon or barbershop, a good first step is to make sure no other business has already taken the name.Are you going to stock retail items or provide services only? This may be newspapers, leaflet drops, parish magazines, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as website/internet publicity, posters and leaflets in local shops. Create a striking logo to help build your brand with distinctive colours and fonts.
A good front of house is a hugely important role and can help make your business a huge success.” Find out how to recruit the right team.
It is vital to have proper insurance in place to protect your clients, your employees, yourself and your business.
You can do this very quickly on the Companies House website.
It’s a good idea to make your company name quirky and memorable.
Find out more and claim your Members-only 20% discount.
The NHF/NBF's in-depth guides offer expert information and advice on a whole range of business issues, from employing staff, chair/room renting and finances to marketing, workplace pensions and apprenticeships.
• Create a business plan and stick to it.• Sort out your finances, including a business bank account.• Decide on your business set up: Sole trader? • Recruit the right team.• Don’t forget business insurance.• Choose a good name for your business.• Decide on your services and prices.• Keep an eye on the competition.• Use advertising and social media to attract more clients.• Join the NHF/NBF for fantastic business support.
The NHF/NBF works in partnership with Coversure Insurance Services, one of the UK's leading independent brokers, to offer Members comprehensive cover specifically designed for hair/beauty salons and barbershops.
Will you specialise to make your business stand out from the crowd?
Or will you offer a wide range of services, treatments and retail products? Check out your competitors to see what services they are offering, and collect price lists from local salons or barbershops. Newspapers, leaflets, local magazines, social media? Make sure you have a marketing plan for the first 12 months and review it for the following year to see what worked and what didn’t.