Open a Tanning Salon

To open a tanning salon, you need to have a good plan and special tactics on how you can minimize cost. By knowing the secrets, you can easily see returns of your investments with a tanning salon business.

Whether it is a small business or not that you are going to have, opening any business is not a joke.

It means that you are going to put enthusiasm and your time in order for the business to be successfully started. You may choose to ease the labor and find a franchise for any kind of business that you want but it will require you much capital for the franchise fee. But by putting up your own business, you may only need a smaller capital. With your knowledge, passion, and capital, you can already open a tanning salon of your own. This can be a challenging but financially rewarding venture.

The first step is to find a very good location. Finding a strategic location will make a difference in your business. Being in the wrong place may make your business inaccessible to your potential clients. An ideal spot can be the mall, airport, busy streets, intersections, or a place where there is high foot traffic. Make sure that the place is clean; there is ample parking space and access, and no heavy competition. Of course, location is another factor but having a quality is important once customers have the chance to access your business.

Next step is to create a business plan that will guide you with your action plans and financial plans. You may choose to look for investors or consider having a loan to finance your business. This will give you a clear view on how you can stretch your resources and capital by knowing the costs and expenses of starting up which includes supplies, equipment, construction or lease, maintenance, and so on.

Work with your available space and try to measure on how you can squeeze in the needed equipments. Make sure that you have enough room where there is greater productivity. Give space for the storage of the supplies, cleaning equipments, employees, washers, dryers, utilities, and so on. Front desk and waiting area is also an important area inside your tanning salon.

Now that your location and salon is ready, you can now research and apply for the needed permits in order to legally operate. Know how much all of these costs. Building inspections and other costs must also be calculated. Advertising and promotions should also be considered because this will make your new salon known in the area especially when there is competition. Make a plan on how many employees should be hired and the salaries that they will receive.

Make sure that your primary equipments for your main services are of good quality and comfortable for the customers. In the case of tanning salon, tanning beds are the primary investments. All the equipments should be secured.

Once you are ready to open a tanning salon, you can now advertise your business and then start successful operations.


  • Tigist said on March 18, 2011
    I want open small ethiopian hair salon in sharja (uae) how much i should spend for trade license and other expense?
  • vivek goyal said on October 29, 2012
    hi i am vivek goyal start export business fabrics suiting from bhilwara pls give guideline give me pls my 09414025090 mobile number
  • faiz khan said on July 31, 2013
    I want to open up a saloon so can you please guide me what all licenses are required and approx cost of opening a mens saloon in 600 sq ft place...
  • virender said on May 1, 2014
    want to start business in new Delhi please advice me which type of import and export things i can do


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