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Which Beds Are Best For a Tanning Salon?

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When a newcomer talks about starting a tanning salon, the conversation quickly moves to which beds are the best.  The real issue on which tanning beds to get is choosing the right mix of equipment. Before thinking about picking out equipment you need to know who you are marketing to and what are they going to use. While getting the right ... Read More »

Electrical Requirement for a Tanning Salon

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Air Conditioning and electrical use are two very important things that get overlooked by many new tanning salon owners when setting up in their location and needs to be thought through to lower your expenses. Once you have a good idea on what beds you will be purchasing, check that there is enough voltage and amps to power your equipment ... Read More »

Tanning Salon Employees

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  Employees are a necessary, but difficult part of owning any business and a tanning salon is no different. Sure you could try and be on-site every open hour but this is a quick way to burnout. You must take the time to work on the business (sales, marketing and growth) instead of in the business (which pays minimum wage by ... Read More »

Safety In Your Tanning Salon

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With a tanning salon business there are certainly plenty of aspects to cover. One you need to make sure you don’t forget about is safety. This way you can keep all of your customers coming back for more. Most of the time they won’t even be giving their safety a second thought when they come in if you have covered ... Read More »

Should You Hire A Tanning Consultant?

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Hiring a tanning consultant is not for everyone but if you find a good consultant (one that has been in the trenches) your chances for success are much higher. Be sure before spending money on one to talk to their clients including the happy and angry ones. Be suspicious of the consultant who has no unhappy clients as not everyone ... Read More »

Tanning Bed Bulbs

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If you’re thinking of investing in good tanning beds, you have to know everything that’s involved in the purchase – the amount of electricity that will be used, the kind of cushion that would be best for your purposes… and the kind of tanning bed bulbs you’re planning to use. Normally you wouldn’t need to consider these because your bed ... Read More »

Tanning Salon Insurance

Getting insurance for your tanning salon is essential to protect yourself from someone suing you.  Tanning salon insurance is a specialty insurance and most regular business insurance companies won’t underwrite it. Costs for tanning salon insurance run about $200 per bed annually. Here are a few places that offer specialty tanning business insurance:  (This is a list for reference only and not ... Read More »

Getting a License For a Tanning Salon Business

To start any new business, one of the most important things on your “To Do” list should be getting your business license. Opening a tanning business is no different. A common misconception is that it is necessary to have a degree in business to obtain a license; this simply is not true. It is a relatively simple process and it ... Read More »

Tanning Salon Franchise

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Deciding between starting a tanning salon franchise or starting from scratch can be a difficult decision for some. Franchising works well but isn’t right for everyone and the answer comes down to the individual, how much risk they are willing to take and how much time they are willing to put into the business. The pros of owning a tanning ... Read More »

Tanning Bed Lease

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When buying equipment for your tanning business there are two ways to pay for it including leasing or purchasing. A tanning bed lease is a good option for businesses because it allows a minimal down payment and small monthly payments which will free up your available cash. Oftentimes in business, leasing is a great option because it allows the owner ... Read More »