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The Start-Up Guide for Opening, Remodeling, & Running a Successful Barbershop

Published Date: September 27, 2012

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The Start-Up Guide for Opening, Remodeling, & Running a Successful Barbershop


Finally – a book that brings old world barbering back with today’s business strategies!

Learn the success strategies for opening, remodeling, and running a barbershop that focuses on the needs of your targeted clientele—the millennial man. Getting your game plan together can be time consuming and expensive when you try to “go it alone.”

Why take years to master the operational tactics that will lead your business to success? READY, SET, GO! is a small investment for your future in barbering that will yield a big return. Jeff and Eric have laid out the game plan and thought of every last detail to help you budget your expenses, save money, and invest in your business. It’s packed with the steps, tips, checklists, ideas, and strategies to make your barbershop a success. Whether you already own a barbershop or you are just advancing your career in this direction, this book is for you. Ready, Set, Go! will help you to:

• Visualize, plan, and organize your new business venture.

• Assess and pick the right location and negotiate your lease.

• Select your legal and financial team and set up the business and financial structure for your barbershop.

• Design a barbershop that fits within your budget and set up a successful working relationship with your contractors.

• Find the money or capital that you need to finance your business venture and open your doors.

• Hire the right people to staff your barbershop.

• And, everything else you will need to own and operate a profitable barbershop!

In addition, this book has a special section, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, that contains advice that comes straight from other owners and industry leaders who offered their input on opening, remodeling, managing, marketing, and solving problems and challenges. The Check It Out sections enable you to be sure you don’t forget a single detail. With this book you will have laid the groundwork, from start to finish, for eliminating trial-and-error approaches, preventing unforeseen problems, and running a successful barbershop.


“As America’s leading manufacturer of barber chairs, I especially thank you for this barbershop edition of your Ready,Set,Go! start-up guide series.
Your books provide the tools and insight for avoiding countless disappointments and
mistakes—many of which can be quite painful and expensive. Your publications should be required reading in every beauty and barber school. I know the books have been years in the making and took a Herculean effort from start to finish. On behalf of
the industry, and the industry’s equipment manufacturers, I say thank you for your
commitment to the industry and congratulations on a job well done.”

Ron Swann
President, Collins Manufacturing Company
Jeffco Salon Equipment LLC

“Barbering is a centuries old practice. The local barbershop carries on the practice and traditions. This start-up guide will start put aspiring barbershop owners and barbers on the road to success by offering invaluable advice from business building tips through equipment and furniture needs, while answering every question in between.”

Sharron Barajas
Associate Marketing Manager
Woody’s Quality Grooming for Men

“The barbershop edition of the Ready, Set, Go! series of books for the hair and beauty industry, by authors Jeff Grissler and Eric Ryant, is absolutely incredible. Jeff and Eric managed to put helpful advice, planning guides, checklists, countless pictures, and inspiration all into one unbelievable book. To sum it up, it’s a blueprint for success in owning a successful barbering business. This book is a must read for current and aspiring barbershop owners! In fact, I think it’s a book that anyone who is working in the barbering industry should read; and, it should be included as part of a new barber’s
education. Personally, I’m thrilled that Jeff and Eric chose to focus on the barbering industry and the comeback of the iconic, American barbershop.”

Howard Hafetz
CEO Raylon Corporation

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