Do you need to delegate more in your salon business?

Learn form my mistakes - says salon business coach Phil Jackson
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Aside from being a Salon Mentor and Coach, I also own a Hair Salon in the South of England.

And if I’m being honest, I have been neglectful on my Salon business.  I took my eye off the ball.

I moved away from the Salon business into the coaching space and I didn’t replace myself as a Manager. I thought that being a magnificent coach and mentor meant I could be some kind of superhero – that I could run both businesses effectively. And I was wrong!

What I didn’t do effectively was delegate any of those management tasks in the Salon.  I’ve strived for great things in the Salon and we’ve been hitting profit targets and growing every year – but not to the extent that I think we could have been.

And if I’m really honest, I’ve given my all to my coaching clients.  But I don’t think I have grown my coaching business as much as I could have over the last 2 or 3 years either.

By trying to run both businesses myself, I don’t think I have done either effectively.


I’m determined that by the end of the year, there will be a massive change for me:

  1. The overall aim is to have very little involvement in the Salon business.
  2. I’ll be there supporting the Management Team in the same way as I do my other coaching clients.
  3. I’ll be there to help with the strategic decisions but as far as operational staff is concerned, I’m aiming to have zero involvement.

In conclusion, here are the lessons that I’ve learned in delegation:

  1. Master a task inside and out first.
  2. You need to systemise.
  3. Allow some creativity.

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