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Protecting your salon business from scams

September 16, 2019

We spoke last week about how sophisticated some of the scams targeting small business are getting and the different kind of scams you might encounter. But how do you protect yourself and your business from these scams? 1. Be aware Make sure you stay up to date on the latest scams that are floating around. […]


Mental health and small business

September 9, 2019

Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but for many small business owners, having sole responsibility for the company’s success or failure can take its toll. It can be easy to focus all your time and attention on your business and forgot about your own health and wellbeing. Sole traders and small business owners […]


SCAMS FOR SALON OWNERS TO WATCH OUT FOR

September 2, 2019

We have all received the emails, the letters, the calls and the texts. The ATO is reassessing your business, but it’s come from an email address with way too many numbers in it. The letter directs you to head to a website that doesn’t end with .gov.au. The phone call from the ATO appears on […]


EDUCATING CUSTOMERS ON PARALLEL IMPORTS

August 26, 2019

We have all seen them. The discount retailers who pop up out of nowhere one week and are flooding the market with cheap, imported hair and beauty products at an incredibly discounted rate. For the average consumer, it sounds incredibly attractive, right? The same products they buy in salon for less. But it’s not that […]


IT’S TIME TO GET BUY-NOW PAY-LATER IN YOUR SALON

August 19, 2019

By now, most of us have heard of Afterpay, ZipPay or similar services. Some of us might even be slightly addicted to being able to shop whenever we want and pay it off in easy-to-access installments. No judgement here. But what all salon owners should be considering, no matter the size or scale of your […]


MAKE SURE YOU NAIL THE UPSELL

August 5, 2019

In the hair and beauty industry, the upsell is everything. Retail products, recurring appointments, in-salon treatments, package deals and service upgrades are all ways that you can upsell your clients, no matter what they are visiting your salon for. By maximising your existing clients, you can make sure to get better bang for your buck […]


WHAT HAPPENS IF YOURE NOT SET UP WITH SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL

July 29, 2019

We have been talking about Single Touch Payroll for months now, and for good reason. Single Touch Payroll is the biggest shakeup for the pay system for small business owners since the introduction of the GST or compulsory superannuation. It’s a huge deal, and it’s important that salon owners get it right.   You can […]


ALL SALON OWNERS SHOULD HAVE A BUSINESS MENTOR – HERE’S WHY

July 22, 2019

HABA are offering One Beauty Salon owner and one Hair Salon/Barbershop owner to WIN a full day workshop and personal tutelage with Blair James, owner and co-founder of Bondi Sands. You can enter to win this FREE Business Growth Workshop here.   Most of us remember a time when we first began our business, and […]


SALON OWNERS NEED TO BE ON THE CLOUD

July 15, 2019

“The Cloud” is one of the most misunderstood parts of running a business. Business owners generally don’t feel they understand the technology and we hear plenty of misinformation in the news telling us that someone has “hacked the cloud” or similar. The reality is is that the phrase “the cloud” simply means a store of […]


END OF FINANCIAL YEAR CHECKLIST FOR SALON OWNERS IN 2019

July 8, 2019

The end of the financial year is a huge time for salon owners. Not only do we have to sort out quarterly BAS statements during this period, but it’s the time to bring together all of the expenses throughout the year, and make sure that we are claiming what we can and paying only what […]


2019 Annual Wage Review for the Hair and Beauty Award

July 1, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has handed down its Annual Wage Review Decision which comes into effect from today, 1 July 2019.   Here are the top line changes – Award wage rates will be increased by 3.0 per cent Junior, apprentice and trainee wage rates will be adjusted proportionately Some allowances will also be increased […]


SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL IS HERE! DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT

June 24, 2019

It’s time. It’s time for all salon owners to transition over to Single Touch Payroll – it cannot be put off any longer.   On the 1st of July all salon owners will need to transition their business to this new reporting system. Whether you do this independently or work with your payroll provider, this […]


ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIED SKILLS SHORTAGE PAYMENTS FOR SALON OWNERS

June 17, 2019

Thanks to Sarina Russo.  From 1 July 2019, an Additional Identified Skills Shortage (AISS) payment will be available to hairdressers and their apprentices, as our industry has been identified as an occupation experiencing a national skills shortage. This is something all salon owners will no doubt know, as we have long heard about the trouble […]


COMPARE YOUR ENERGY BILLS IN TIME FOR THE NEW FINANCIAL YEAR

June 10, 2019

Salon owners know that the price of energy has risen. We know because it affects our bottom line significantly – with all the dryers, wax pots, IPL machines and steamers plugged in every day, a small increase can mean big bucks at the end of the month. What the energy companies don’t want you to […]


IS YOUR SALON READY FOR SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL?

June 3, 2019

It’s time. On 1 July, less than a month from now, all salon owners will have to transition to Single Touch Payroll. That is true if you have 1 staff member, 20 staff or 100 staff spread across 5 salon locations. So, is your salon ready?   It’s not just salon owners who have to […]


ONLINE BOOKINGS MEANS MORE BUSINESS IN SALON

May 27, 2019

Setting up online bookings is one of the easiest things that salon owners can do to increase the number of appointments booked in salon. It’s an absolute no-brainer – all salons have a website (or should!) and this is just a way of making sure that your customers can book their appointments by themselves via […]


WHY USE HABA PAYROLL FOR SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL?

May 20, 2019

We’ve been banging on about Single Touch Payroll now for months, so we hope you get it – this is the biggest change for salon owners since the introduction of compulsory super and you have to be ready.   We believe that our HABA Payroll system is the best way for salon owners to get […]


WHAT’S ON AUTUMN

May 13, 2019

Each season, the team at HABA bring together the best of professional development for salon owners across Australia. Whether its topics on business to make sure you’re salon is running at its absolute best or new products and skills, the team at HABA can help you make sure that you’re on top of your game […]


HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR BUSINESS TO SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL

May 6, 2019

Salon owners beware, Single Touch Payroll is coming whether you’re ready or not! Single Touch Payroll is the biggest shake-up for business owners single the introduction of compulsory superannuation payments in 1992. It regulates the payment of superannuation and ensures that all businesses are correctly paying their staff and their superannuation – but it also […]


HABA + AI GROUP – Keeping Salon Owners Compliant.

April 29, 2019

We know that salon owners are struggling more than ever with compliance in salon. As more red tape goes into managing staff, more clauses go into the award and more if’s, and’s or but’s go into the way businesses operate. That can quickly create a workplace relations minefield for salon owners that is both difficult […]


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