How can new and existing salons professionals gain years of business experience in less than half the time? By becoming a licensee of a large salon chain. License agreements are gaining popularity in the indoor tanning industry for good reason – they give Salon owners the benefits of the corporate chain’s years of experience, while still leaving the licensee some room for individuality. Plus, licensing fees are generally reasonable. For those who want to take their salon business to the next level, it’s an option to consider.
All of this experience is immediately available to salon professionals who choose to become a licensee of a successful salon chain.
By john P. Ribner
The first Solarium Center opened in Caracas, Venezuela back in 1995, introducing in the market a revolutionary concept in self-improvement, and thru well-planed Marketing and Advertising Strategies achieved success, opening 20 Salons in that country. Thru the years, it has extended its franchises to Chile, Mexico, Colombia and into the US.
In 2000, the headquarters was re-located to Miami, Florida to serve both the US and the Latin-American market. We’ve opened the first impressive facility in this City, and are tanning a large number of people a day. This facility is to serve as a showroom for further openings in the US.
1.- How to set up a Salon with the best Cost-Efficiency ratio, with-out reducing customers satisfaction. Our president expertise helped a lot in this issue, since he obtained a Degree as a Civil Engineer and a Specialization in Finances.
2.- What is the best Price-Value ratio in the tanning equipment sold today, according to target location, considering: Return on Investment, Maintenance Expenses and Potential Competitors.
3.- How to install and run an “Intelligent Salon”, completely computerized, and with biometric thumbprint reader for employees and customers, avoiding theft.
4.- How to Market and Advertise locally with minimum funds, right before opening, being able to generate sales immediately.
5.- How to train your staff, allowing them to become Skin Consultants as well as Sales Experts.
6.- How to look for loans to buy the equipment. Complete Analysis Loan Vs. Buy.
7.- Precise study about Equipment Depreciation and necessary monetary reserves.
8.- How to obtain benefits from the chain Power of Purchase, obtaining discounts up to 30% in some cases, when purchasing: Lotions, Lamps and Beds
LICENSE FEE: $ 20,000
What is included in the initial fee???
1.- License to use the Brand
2.- Store Set up consulting, Electrical, Architectural, A/C, Costs, Decor
3.- Region Exclusiveness – defined per location
4.- Business “Know How”
5.- Operations Manual, Sales Manual, Decor Manual
6.- Depreciation Chart
7.- Staff training - videos and tests
8.- Software Installation and training
9.- On line tech-support
10.- Permanent consulting
11.- Advertising Material Images-Solarium Official Images CD
12.- Location selection, personnel recruiting techniques
13.- Inclusion in the franchise advertisement campaign worldwide
14.- Salon posters, Interior Vinyl designs.
15.- Official Uniform Stitched T-Shirts
16.- 20% DISCOUNT ON TANNING BEDS: approx. $1,500 less per bed
17.- PERMANENT LOTION DISCOUNT OF 25%: totaling approx. $ 5,000 /year
18.- In general, the Step by Step procedure for the Start-up, making everything right from the beginning, gaining valuable time and thus maximizing resources before opening.