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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Please help with a name . . . OP #27
« Last post by Oh Joy on Today at 04:26:10 PM »
"She's not crazy about putting her name in the name of the salon because she won't be the only stylist there. She doesn't want to take credit away from the other stylists.".

With all due respect, and no offense intended, I'm starting to wonder about your daughters business acumen.

Thanks, yes thoughts like this are important. I appreciate lmyrs' story as well.

JoieGirl7 -- Excellent post. Thank you.

FTR DD#2 has been managing the salon she currently works at for 3ish years. In fact, she was hired on as the manager and is well respected by the other stylists (this is why a few of them are following her). So she fully understands the business end of managing a salon.


I appreciate all of your continued support on this topic! ;D

Sounds like she's working on developing her own experience and networks.  Between this and the other thread, I really think the place for her to bounce ideas around is by representing herself in her own industry, and not adding complexity with a second group of strangers her mom posts with on the 'net.  Regardless of whether she's on board with the idea or how many awesome thoughts we may have.   :)
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Things you wish you had done...
« Last post by Luci on Today at 04:11:17 PM »
I would have quit drinking and smoking earlier. That is a financial decision, too, actually.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Please help with a name . . . OP #27
« Last post by jpcher on Today at 04:10:36 PM »
"She's not crazy about putting her name in the name of the salon because she won't be the only stylist there. She doesn't want to take credit away from the other stylists.".

With all due respect, and no offense intended, I'm starting to wonder about your daughters business acumen.

Thanks, yes thoughts like this are important. I appreciate lmyrs' story as well.

JoieGirl7 -- Excellent post. Thank you.

FTR DD#2 has been managing the salon she currently works at for 3ish years. In fact, she was hired on as the manager and is well respected by the other stylists (this is why a few of them are following her). So she fully understands the business end of managing a salon.


I appreciate all of your continued support on this topic! ;D
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Life...in general / Re: Is a knock a knock?
« Last post by gellchom on Today at 03:19:08 PM »

The first time you talk to someone about noise, I agree that you should put on clothing and knock on the door to politely talk about it.

If they're a repeat offender who has already been spoken to multiple times, then I think you can go with a knock on the wall, rather than having to get up, get dressed and head next door every time you want to hear yourself think.

But if you want to be knocking on the wall, then that first (or a second) in-person conversation is the time to say, "what if we set up a signal, to save us both having to go to the door? I'll knock on the wall with X pattern, and you'll know what that means."

This also lets you set up a "code" so that the knocking doesn't seem so bossy or aggressive, and is instead just a pre-arranged friendly communication.
This is what I think.  I agree that although a knock on the wall is clear communication, it isn't a very polite choice -- I think that the finger-snap and whistle analogies are apt.

But I also agree that it is too much to have to go to his door every time.  I think the OP's best bet is to suggest -- nicely -- a code knock on the wall "so that we don't have to bother you to come to the door every time."

There really is no reason not to be nice about it or to escalate it to reporting him to the building management every single time (and I doubt they'd appreciate it, either).  Of course you don't have to be friends with all (or any) of your neighbors.  But I don't see what good comes out of making enemies or even just animosity and tension unnecessarily.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Life changing decisions . . .
« Last post by JoieGirl7 on Today at 03:15:07 PM »
And, someone else pointed this out: even if she goes ahead, and then simply has to fold everything, it's still tremendously valuable experience.

It can be a financially crippling experience.
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Life...in general / Re: Is a knock a knock?
« Last post by camlan on Today at 02:58:03 PM »
Well, I opened my window and shouted at the neighbor who had a group seated around a fire pit chatting loudly into the night hours, just about 20 feet from my bedroom window.* It was midnight on a weeknight and I had no desire to get out of bed and get dressed, stumble downstairs, confront a group of about 10 people about their noise, and then reverse the entire process. And I hadn't even met the neighbor yet; he had only moved in downstairs from me three days before.

So I can certainly sympathize with the OP.  :)

I guess what I'd do in this situation is go over there once and explain that I will be knocking when the noise is too loud. Or I can call management every single time. Up to him.

If the noise was only once in a while, I could see getting dressed and going over there. But from the description, it is daily or almost daily. That's a daily disruption for the OP. And really, the guy needs to learn acceptable levels of noise in a shared residence. Or get headphones.

He is being rude on a daily basis. To complain about one knock on the wall seems a bit much, for the number of times he has disturbed his neighbors.

*When I shouted at the neighbor to be quiet, someone from another house yelled out, "Thanks, lady! I was about to call the police on them!" I live in a old city neighborhood, where the houses are very close together and many are 2 or 3 family houses. That fire pit group was disturbing at least 9-10 households, maybe more.
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Life...in general / Re: Stanger at the window
« Last post by Cali.in.UK on Today at 02:56:37 PM »
I vote safety first, not rude.

Agreed.

Agreed! He could have said whatever he needed to say through the window.
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Life...in general / Re: Is a knock a knock?
« Last post by Cali.in.UK on Today at 02:55:15 PM »
Now just call the building manager each time.

Yeah, that makes sense. In undergrad when I was living in an apartment complex that was all college students we had a downstairs neighbor who would blast music and base and my roommates room would literally vibrate. We tried knocking on the door but he couldn't hear the knocking because his music was so loud. It was a repeat problem and we even tried to get him to come to our apartment so he could hear how loud it was but he refused. We should have just reported him to our front office.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Things you wish you had done...
« Last post by PennyandPleased on Today at 02:54:53 PM »
I would have gone to college and right from high school.   My parents wanted me to go to college, but they never taught me about how going about to do so.  And looking back, the guidance counselors in my school were useless.   I am in my early 50s and I have no desire to do so at this moment, but if I could do over, I would go to college or some type of school after graduation.

I would go back and change the way I have done things financially.   If I knew then, what I know now, we would be in so much better shape.   We are still way luckier than most, and our current situation is our doing and we are able to work out of it, and we plan to change things for the future.

Would love to hear your advice sometime if you are comfortable sharing.  :)
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Life changing decisions . . .
« Last post by TabathasGran on Today at 02:47:30 PM »
Build the salon now, bust her tail to be successful, hire a local manager and open a new location in faraway state if Bob gets a job.

The phrase a bird in hand... comes to mind. DD should not put off something now to wait for an uncertain future possibility.
I would agree. Also, it is a hard truth to acknowledge but a year is a long time in business. The BF's job might not materialise - I've seen a lot of companies drop promises when situations change - he might not relocate, and pinning her future entirely on what he is going to do seems unwise.

A lot of small businesses fail in their first year or so, and if she does decide to relocate and it is still running she can sell it on or become a silent partner and have an income. If she's done her business planning thoroughly, right down to exit criteria and has an exit strategy just in case, I'd say go for it. Waiting for everything to be exactly right might mean she never gets the chance.
This is what I was thinking, too.  :)

On that note, I was wondering about the lease term. 5 years is a long time, and getting out of the lease could be very expensive if she decides to sell, move the business to a different location or outgrows the space. 

I think it's awesome that she's considering opening her own place.  If she does go for it, I am sure there will be pitfalls but I think any successful business owner would tell you they had those experiences along the way.

It's a great sign that she is thinking/talking everything thing through before leaping and seeking advice before making the commitment.
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