Marketing

by Pam Stellema

The Ultimate Guide to Service Menu Creation

The Ultimate Guide to Service Menu Creation

Module Lead-in:

You’ve decided it’s time to revamp your Service Menu. Fantastic! However, before you quickly throw something together to get by, consider how the act of creating a new Service Menu will give you many opportunities to review and improve your business also.

Don’t be lured into thinking that just anything will do for the moment because it won’t! Too often, once you’ve done this, it will be way too long before you revisit your Service Menu again, and this will result in many lost opportunities to increase your revenue and grow your business.

Your Service Menu, whether it be physical or online, is often the first point of contact for prospective clients. With that being the case, it’s essential that you clearly and concisely deliver the information about your services in a way that makes your readers want to experience them…

Overview:

This comprehensive business information module covers all you need to know to produce an outstanding service menu for your salon and spa.

Your service menu is a sales tool for your salon, both for prospective clients and current clients.  It must be clear, focused and concise while still guiding readers to choose the most beneficial and profitable services you offer.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • The Role of Your Service Menu
  • Quality and Presentation of Your Menu
  • Research First
  • Pinpoint and Promote Your Unique Point of Difference
  • Information Essentials
  • Service Categories
  • What Services You Should Include
  • What Service You Should Exclude
  • Service Descriptions
  • Service Placement
  • Menu Readability
  • Images
  • Menu Dimensions
  • Menu Inserts
  • Quantity Required
  • Summary

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. What Makes My Salon Unique Template
  2. Service Menu Checklist
  3. Services and Categories Template
  4. High Profit/Popular & Low Profit/Less Popular Worksheet
  5. Service Addition, Deletion and Alteration Template
  6. Descriptive Words and Phrases List
  7. Phrases That Describe Benefits List
  8. Service Name Conversion Template
  9. Service Listing by Category Template

Information Pages: 37

Templates, Worksheets and Lists: 9

Price: $65.00

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Packaging Your Services

Discover how to effectively package your salon and spa services.

Module Lead-in:

In another information module within the Accelerate Program, I discussed Membership Programs, and how one of the main benefits was that they tie the client into your salon for a period of time.

When you offer treatment courses and programs to salon clients, you’re doing a similar thing in a more condensed way.

Courses and programs come about when you bundle a group of services together and sell them as a single entity. They generally involve rewarding the client in some way in exchange for the advance payment she makes for her course or program…

Overview:

One of the best ways to keep your clients returning is to have them pre-pay for a series of treatments.

Not only does this generally provide an improved outcome, but it ensures they will return to your salon and spa throughout the course/program.

This module steps you through creating courses and programs to entice your clients to pre-pay and stay.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • What constitutes a Course and Program.
  • Pre-payment incentives.
  • How to create profitable Courses and Programs.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Course Template
  2. Programs Template – Examples
  3. Program Template
  4. Special Menu Template

Pages: 12

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Increasing Sales

Price: $30.00

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Making Money from Membership Programs

Make money from your salon or spa membership program.

Module Lead-in:

The idea of having a membership program for your salon or spa can be very appealing. They certainly seem very attractive at first glance and a great way to bind clients to your business.

However, before you rush headlong into introducing any type of membership program, there are some very important elements you must consider first.

What may bring you short-term gain (money), may also bring you long-term pain (additional workload and expenses), and this can be true of many of these programs if meticulous planning and analysis is not done before you get underway…

Overview:

This module outlines the pros and cons of various types of Membership Programs for your salon or spa.

It also includes a sample Membership Program that will ensure not only client retention but profitability also.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • The pros and cons of  4 different membership program styles.
  • Sample membership program.
  • 9 key points to consider before you get started.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Membership Program Template

Pages: 19

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Increasing Sales

Price: $37.00

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Retaining New Clients

Discover how to retain more new salon and spa clients.

Module Lead-in:

I’m often asked by salon owners to help them attract more new clients for their struggling and unprofitable salons.

They believe that more new clients are the answer to their business woes, and so the majority of their marketing efforts (and dollars) are continuously focused on gaining more new clients.

However, if you review your figures for the past year, you’re almost guaranteed to find that your salon has actually had bucket-loads of new clients coming through. Unfortunately, a fairly big percentage of them didn’t stick around and become regular, loyal clients…and this is something that requires your attention.

Overview:

This comprehensive module explains why it’s important to have specific strategies in place to increase the retention rate of new clients.  It also outlines the 9 major action steps required to implement these strategies.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • Why retaining new clients is vital to your salon growth.
  • The 9 major action steps required to retain a new client.

Included resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Salon Audit Checklist
  2. Client Information Card Template
  3. Client Consultation Form Template
  4. New Client Welcome Letter Template
  5. Follow-up Phone Call Script Template

Pages: 29

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Client Retention

Price: $45.00

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Branding for Better Business Recognition

Business branding for salons and spas.

Module Lead-in:

What is Business Branding?

Branding is a set of thoughts, visions, and emotions consumers make when they hear the name of your business.

For instance, what comes to mind when you think about Mercedes Benz cars (luxury, prestige, classy, comfort etc.)?  Now, what thoughts, feelings, and visions do you have when you picture a Hyundai (economical, compact, zippy)?  These two companies have branding that immediately tells you a great deal about their product, quality and service standards…

Overview:

Many salon and spa owners fail to recognise the important of their brand and the impact it has on their businesses – from the clients they attract to the profits they make.  It all starts with establishing the right brand.  This module walks you through the different aspects of branding your business and highlights the impact it can have on your ability to generate sales.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • What business branding is all about.
  • Brand Strategy.
  • What branding means to your business.
  • Defining your brand.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Defining Your Brand Template
  2. Action Steps to Align your Salon with Your Desired Branding Template

Pages: 13

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Business Essentials

Price: $22.00

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Salon Marketing Plan

Salon Marketing Plan

Module Lead-in:

Every business needs to market itself. As the saying goes “You can’t sell a secret”. You have to tell your prospective clients and your current clients what you have to offer in order to entice them to buy from you. And to do this, you have to get your message out to the right people, using the right marketing strategies.

When you market your salon, your goal should be to achieve one of the following:
• Client attraction.
• Client retention.
• Client re-activation.
• Increase client spend.

Overview:

Marketing is a must for every business and this module not only provides you with loads of different marketing ideas, it also provides a 12-month marketing guide from which you can customise your own marketing plan.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • Planning your marketing.
  • Marketing strategies.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  • Marketing Strategies – pros and cons
  • Monthly Salon Promotions
  • 28 Additional Promotional Ideas
  • 12 Month Salon Marketing Plan

Pages: 16

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Salon Marketing

Price: $45.00

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Coupons and Discounts

Coupons and Discounts

Module Lead-in:

Too often, the first and only strategy many inexperienced salon owners turn to when they want to generate more revenue or attract new clients, is to discount their services.

This is the “lazy person’s marketing tool” because it requires no imagination at all to implement. What it does do is create the false illusion that you’re generating more profit, when in fact, you’re actually working harder for less money and in some cases, no profit…

Overview:

Many salon owners make the mistake of believing that any business is good business, without taking into consideration the financial and emotional impact it may bring with it.

There is no doubt that coupons generate more clients, however, are these clients an asset or liability to your business? This module looks at the pros and cons of coupon and discount marketing.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • How coupons and discounts can generate losses for your business.
  • What you can do instead of discounting.
  • A truthful look at the financial impact of coupon promotions.
  • The impact of discount coupons on your existing clients.
  • The impact of discount coupons on your team.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Profit and Loss Calculation Sheet for Coupon Promotions Template

Pages: 12

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Increasing Profits

Price: $15.00

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Client Retention Customer Service

Client-retention customer service for salons and spas.

Module Lead-in:

Good customer service happens regularly, but great customer service happens when you take that extra step to make your client’s experience exceptional – without being asked.  That doesn’t mean giving away free services; it means doing what you can to make the client’s experience in your salon as enjoyable and memorable as you possibly can.

It all comes down to these 3 things:

  • Your attitude and that of your team members.
  • Great communication with your clients.
  • First class technical skills…

Overview:

You never get a second chance to create a great first impression so it’s vital that your team wow your clients with outstanding customer service from the first minute they arrive in your salon or spa.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • Must-know customer service facts.
  • Why clients leave and don’t return.
  • The no-compromise client expectations.
  • Creating your best first impression.
  • Avoiding a bad impression at any time.
  • Other important things that impact on your clients’ happiness.
  • The 3 components of outstanding customer service.
  • The communication equation.
  • How to improve your communication skills.
  • Improving your telephone communication skills.
  • Establishing fast rapport with your clients.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Attitude and Skills Checklist
  2. Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire
  3. Motivational Customer Service Poster – A4
  4. Customer Service Facts Poster – A4

Pages: 25

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Client Retention

Price: $30.00

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Create Website Content That Wins Clients

Create Website Content That Wins Clients 

Module Lead-in:

This information module will help you to create an interesting, concise, and easy-to-navigate website that will help to keep your visitors reading and hopefully taking action (because that’s the job of a website).

Even though some of the information you’ll find in this module is useful to help you improve your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), its primary purpose is to help you write better content for your website…

Overview:

The first place consumers head to when looking for products or services is generally the internet.

Your website is often the first contact these people have with your business and therefore possibly your only opportunity to turn a looker into a buyer.

This means that you need to be found by search engines, but once found your content has to persuade your reader that you’re the business they’ve been searching for.

This module covers the basics of setting up a winning website for your salon or spa.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • Why your website contents matters.
  • 19 general tips for website content writing.
  • Must-have pages on your website.
  • 5 tips to improve your contact page.
  • Other pages to include.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Checklist for Must-have and Other Pages

Pages: 22

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Client Attraction

Price: $30.00

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Client Attraction Using Joint Ventures

Client Attraction Using Joint Ventures 

Module Lead-in:

Every business needs a steady stream of new clients. Existing clients move away, leave to go to other salons or spas, or just simply die. This leaves a void in your business that needs to be constantly filled.

Joint ventures can help you to fill that void in a way that’s quick and very cost-effective. By tapping into the database of other businesses through joint ventures, you can have a steady stream of new prospects trickling into your salon on an ongoing basis…

Overview:

Joint Ventures with other local businesses can be the fastest and most economical way to get new clients into your salons and should be the go-to strategy for all salons and spas who need a quick influx of new clients.  This is especially important for new salons trying to build a profitable business quickly.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • An outline of what joint ventures are and how they work.
  • What to look for in a good Joint Venture Partner.
  • Who to partner with for Joint Ventures.
  • Key points for successful Joint Ventures.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Selecting Prospective Joint Venture Partners Template
  2. Choosing the Right Joint Venture Partner Template
  3. Letter of Introduction Template
  4. Joint Venture Proposal Template
  5. Joint Venture Checklist
  6. Joint Venture Tracking Sheet

Pages: 17

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Client Attraction

Price: $45.00

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Client Attraction Using Referrals

Client Attraction Using Referrals – Introduction

If you’d like to have a salon full of clients who love what you do and trust in what you tell them, then an Active Referral Program is essential to your salon.

Your Active Referral Program involves much more than doing a great job for your clients, and then waiting (and hoping) for them to tell all of their friends.  This, of course, would be wonderful; but in the real world, it doesn’t happen often enough for us to use it as a business building tool.

Overview:

This module outlines how even though referral marketing isn’t the quickest way to grow your database, it’s one of the most solid marketing strategies for getting more of the right people into your salon or spa.

Gaining word-of-mouth referrals from your existing clients is a very powerful and extremely cost-effective marketing tool but needs to be implemented the right way to maximise your results.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

What benefits you can expect to get from your Referral Program.

  • How the program works.
  • What you need to implement your program.
  • How to get started.
  • Tips on how to ensure your success.
  • Key summary points for your program.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. The Referral Program Introduction Letter Template
  2. The Referral Program Thank You Letter Template
  3. The Referral Program Oops Letter Template
  4. The Referral Program Checklist

Pages:  17

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Client Attraction

Price: $45.00

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Client Loyalty Program

Client Loyalty Program 

Module Lead-in:

Gone are the days when you had a client for life.  Today, a client’s loyalty to your salon is fragile, and sometimes it’s the very smallest thing that will break it.

There are many contributing factors to client loyalty.  These include:

  • The quality of the treatments your team delivers.
  • The standard of customer service your salon provides, and of course
  • Value for money…

Overview:

The cornerstone of every business is client loyalty.  Without that, you are constantly in search of new clients and that’s an expensive way to do business.  This module outlines how to create and implement a Client Loyalty Program that helps to keep clients returning to your business so that they can earn rewards.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • What a client loyalty program is and why your salon or spa should have one.
  • What a client is really worth to your salon.
  • What the reward should be for your clients.
  • How to implement your Loyalty Program.
  • Outline of how to use a software based Loyalty Program.
  • Outline of how to use a manual Loyalty Program.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Client Value Template
  2. Sample Loyalty Card Template

Pages: 14

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Client Retention

Price: $30.00

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More Profitable Promotions

Create more profitable promotions for your salon or spa.

Module Lead-in:

Many salon owners run promotions almost non-stop, with the mistaken belief that quantity, rather than quality, is what will make them more profit. Not so!

You can achieve busy-ness by simply lowering your prices enough, but being constantly busy is no guarantee that you will make a profit. Busy-ness does not necessarily equal profitability.

Promotions should NOT be about getting clients into your salon at ANY cost…

Overview:

This comprehensive module shows you how to produce a great promotion that both you and your clients will love.

It aims to help you plan your promotions for greater profitability while still providing excellent value for your clients. A true win-win scenario.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • Becoming clear about what your promotion is trying to achieve.
  • Good promotions should focus on profit not just revenue.
  • Stop discounting and start value-adding.
  • Focus on promoting the right services.
  • Using your most popular services for your promotions.
  • Target the clients most likely to respond.
  • Measuring your results.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Primary and Secondary Services Template
  2. How to Complete your Promotion and Packages Template
  3. Your Promotions and Packages Template
  4. How to Complete the Profitable Promotion Planner
  5. Profitable Promotion Planner
  6. Monthly Promotion Tracker

Pages: 21

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Increasing Profits

Price: $45.00

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Writing to Attract New Salon Clients

Writing to Attract New Salon Clients

Module Lead-in:

There are countless ways to attract new clients into your salon. Ideas are limited only by your imagination. However, you’ll find that some strategies work very well and are less costly than others.

Writing is one of those strategies.

Publishers of local magazines, newspapers, and neighbourhood flyers are often on the look-out for informative and interesting articles to publish. This presents salon owners with an excellent opportunity to establish themselves as an industry expert within their trading zone.

Overview:

There’s a world of difference between communication and quality communication that achieves results.

Learning how to communicate with your existing clients is important to keep them interested in what you want to tell them, but it’s much harder when you have to convince someone who is not yet a client that you are trustworthy, professional and reliable. After all, they don’t know you or your salon from a bar of soap.

Creating the right message and using the right words and writing strategies is key to building that much-required trust and interest in your salon.

This module shows you how to do just that.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • 15 helpful strategies to produce quality client attraction articles.
  • 5 ways to write catchy headlines by Jeff Goins.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Common Contractions for Friendlier Content List
  2. Descriptive Words and Phrases List
  3. Article Writing Checklist

Pages: 24

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Salon Marketing

Price: $30.00

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The Salon Newsletter

The Salon Newsletter 

Module Lead-in:

With other salons in your trading zone always looking for ways to lure your clients away with better, brighter offers, and social media providing greater exposure for them to do so, it’s essential that you find a way to stay ‘front of mind’.

An informative newsletter is a great way to do just that.

It can be a very powerful marketing tool for your salon or spa – if you get it right. It’s important though to remember that the purpose of your newsletter is not to simply try to sell something to your clients. Doing this inevitably leads to loads of un-subscribes, and you’ll end up with no-one left on your email list.

Overview:

This module helps you to understand why you need to create and send salon newsletters and includes practical strategies you can use to create the right newsletter for your salon or spa.

This module includes a PDF document outlining:

  • Why a salon newsletter is an important tool for client retention and increased sales.
  • How often you should send your newsletter.
  • Dealing with un-subscribes.
  • Creating a theme.
  • What to include in your newsletter.
  • Using salon software.
  • Using external software.
  • The best time to send your newsletter.
  • 2 bonus tips.

Included Resources in editable Word format are:

  1. Newsletter Planning Template
  2. Newsletter Creation Checklist

Pages: 18

🙂 This module is also available as part of the value Package – Salon Marketing

Price: $30.00

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