Have you recently qualified as a nail technician and you are now interested in working from home? Setting up your own business can be extremely rewarding; but only if you know exactly what you are doing.
The great thing about working from home is the fact that you get to spend more time with family and less time travelling. It gives you the same amount of freedom as being a mobile technician would; only you don’t have to travel at all if you set up from home. However, whilst it can be a great decision, you do need to know how to go about setting up a home business properly.
How to Set up a Home Nail Salon
The first thing you need to think about is where exactly you are going to set up the salon. Which room would be better? Do you want it to be separate from the rest of the house or are you just going to make do with working in the kitchen? You need to take into consideration the size of the equipment and the working conditions you will be faced with. Is working in your kitchen really practical?
Once you have decided where you are going to have the salon, you then need to ensure that health and safety regulations are met. You can do this by looking on the HABIA website. You need to plan the layout carefully and you also need to seek approval from local authorities so that you can run a business from your premises.
Another potential problem that you might find is that there can often be a smell that comes with the equipment that you purchase. This smell can spread through the whole house and that can affect family life. Also the fact that strangers will be coming in and going out at all hours can also disrupt family life. So you need to try to keep the two as separate as possible.
One disadvantage to working from home which you might not have considered is the fact that you will not have any colleagues to chat to. When you work at a salon you will regularly chat to your colleagues and they help to brighten up the day. You will still have customers to talk to, but it is not always the same. So you may find it a little isolating at times.
Overall working from home can be great and it gives you the flexibility that you need if you are a working parent. However you do need to ensure that you plan everything carefully so that you have the best possible chance of succeeding.