There are lots of technical details that play into going solo, and there are a lot of things that you need to get straightened out before you start. But in the end, it’s all about your character. How much do you know about operating a business, and how hard will you work to get there? Even if you have a killer business plan and a phenomenal customer base, your venture will ultimately fail if you’re not willing to work. With that in mind, here are the top four signs that you’re ready to become an entrepreneur.

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Entrepreneur hairstylist cutting hair in his salon.

You’re ready to work hard. Entrepreneurs don’t become successful overnight! It takes months, and sometimes years, of work to build up a steady customer flow and make a decent living from your own business. Are you willing to stick it out for the long run?
You know your personal brand and how to sell it. Entrepreneurship is all about selling yourself first and your products second. Why should a potential customer select you? Having an “elevator speech” is the best way to know if you’re ready to take the plunge.

You’re financially responsible in your personal life. If you aren’t responsible for your own resources, it’s foolish to invest in purchasing equipment and products for a start-up business. Business finances are much harder than personal expenses, which is why fiscal responsibility is an essential character trait for entrepreneurs.


[tweetthis]”You need to understand yourself before you leap into entrepreneurship.” REBECCA BEARDSLEY[/tweetthis]


You have a clearly defined end goal. This doesn’t have to be in the form of a business plan or official document; the most important part of being an entrepreneur is keeping up your motivation, no matter how you do it. Whether it’s providing for your kids, paying for your marriage, or eliminating debt, you won’t be ready to start your own business until you have a reason why.

These four character traits are essential before going into business by yourself. If you’re considering starting your own salon, make sure that you have these qualities before you invest your time and money into a business venture! If you lack a few on this list, it’s perfectly OK–all you need is time to develop them. And for that process, working in a pre-existing salon might be just what you need.





If you’ve decided to work for a salon, it can be hard to choose which one. Urban and suburban areas often have a lot of options to choose from, and the process can seem overwhelming at first. But not to worry! In most cases, you can decide whether or not a salon is a good fit with just three simple questions.

Hairstylists working on clients hair in salon

Hairstylists helping each other cut a blonde girl’s hair.


What does this salon have to offer?

Of course, you need to consider pay. Sometimes the perfect rate is just handed to you, but other times you’ll need to negotiate for the price you deserve. But there are other things that can set a salon apart from the rest. Consider the benefits of working for the company, like vacation days, discounts, or health insurance. If a company is generous, it’s usually a good place to work.

[tweetthis]”Choose a salon environment that suits your nature, and you can commit to.” REBECCA BEARDSLEY[/tweetthis]

What do they expect of me?

You want to choose a job that suits your life; never build your life around a job. When you are looking into a salon, make sure to clarify what hours you’d need to work both at the beginning of your career and when you are more experienced. Many companies make new employees work harder shifts or more often, so check with your potential employer for details on when and how much you’ll have to work.

Do I enjoy the people and the environment?

When you work at a salon, the staff becomes your family. You have the opportunity to really get to know the people you work with and create lifelong relationships that can also spark your career. Before you accept any job offer, be sure to interact with the current employees. Make sure that they are the kind of people you want to have around you. The best co-workers are uplifting, open, and friendly, even when they are having a rough day on the job.

These three questions are some of the most essential things to consider when choosing a salon job. Don’t get caught unprepared and work awful hours with people you can’t stand. Instead, do a lot of research into your salon of choice, and concentrate your applications on the few salons that best suit you.




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