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Franchising in hair, beauty and barbering: is it for you?

Franchising can work well in the hair, beauty and barbering industries, but you’ll need to understand what’s involved and what to expect. Read more

Client paying

Cashless and contactless: are you ready?

Are you ready to offer cashless and contactless payments in your salon or barbershop? Read more

Workplace pensions: what's involved?

If you employ people in your salon or barbershop the law says you must provide a workplace pension. But what’s involved? Read more

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Accountancy, tax and VAT for salons and barbershops

Nervous about number-crunching and in need of some sound tax and VAT advice for your salon or barbershop? Read more

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Need to know: keep up to date with National Minimum Wage laws 

Are you paying the correct National Minimum Wage to your employees? How to keep on top of changes and when to check the rates. Read more

Business Rates

Business rates revaluation for hair and beauty salons

Are you paying the correct business rates for your salon? Revaluation is set to change rates for many hair and beauty businesses.    Read more

strategic pricing

Five ways to improve profit with strategic pricing

Simon Harris from mysalonmanager looks at five ways to help you understand what prices you should be charging to improve profits for your salon or barbershop.  Read more


How to make your salon more profitable

To know if you are making a profit, you must know how much money your salon is bringing in and needs to pay out.   Read more

Business banking

Business banking: time to switch?

Have you got the best bank account for your hair, beauty or barbering business? Find out what to look for and if it’s a good idea to switch. Read more

Cash flow forecast

How to plan a cash flow forecast for your salon or barbershop

Cash flow confidence for your hair or beauty salon or barbershop: how to take control of your cash and make sure your business thrives. Read more

Tax Inspection

Survive a Tax Inspection of your hair or beauty salon

Tips on dealing with an HMRC Tax Inspection of your salon or barber shop.  Read more

Getting your salon found locally

How to grow your salon or barbershop and survive

KPMG Small Business Accounting share their 5 steps you can take to propel your business to the next level.  Read more

Card payments

Choose the perfect card payment solution for your salon

Find the perfect card payment solution – and make sure you don't break new card payment laws.   Read more

Managing payments effectively

Simple steps to take on how to manage payments effectively

KPMG Small Business Accounting share their tips on managing payments and your suppliers with ease to ensure that your cash-flow remains healthy.  Read more

Self employment

Self employment and expense claims

Easy Accountancy’s new infographic illustrates simply what expenses can be claimed by self-employed workers and small business owners. Read more


Making Money Mobile

The days of static, landline-based card payment processing systems appear to be numbered as salons increasingly look for more flexible and mobile options.  Read more


Follow the Money

Even with the economy starting to turn, owners and would-be salon owners can struggle to access funding. Julio Vildosola looks at how to maximise your chances when going to a lender.  Read more