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Selling to Beauty Salons

In spite of high levels of competition, there is a big growth opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs to sell into the beauty salon market. Here are some of the things that are required to sell to beauty salons in today's marketplace.

In today's economy, even small missteps can have dramatic consequences for your company's bottom line and impede your selling success.
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If selling to beauty salons is your core business, your odds of success increase dramatically when you incorporate a few proven resources and techniques into the selling process.

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Networking Tips

The beauty salon industry is relationship-based. Businesses that sell in the industry leverage networking and contacts throughout the sales cycle.

Lead lists are helpful in expanding your network, but only to the extent that your team invests time and effort to develop lead list contacts into long-term business relationships. As an owner or manager, you need to encourage networking strategies and proactively model relational sales techniques.

Industry Developments

Inevitably, beauty salons are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the marketplace. Companies that sell to beauty salons need to evolve with their customers to meet changing consumer needs. B2B businesses that take an unfocused approach to industry developments are at a significant disadvantage, especially in this industry.

Subscriptions to trade journals and networking can help your company stay abreast of developments in the industry.

Marketing, Promotions & PR

Young B2B companies are often tempted to buy their way into the market. Rather than taking the time to develop relationships with beauty salon owners, these companies flood the industry with high-priced marketing content in hopes of scoring fast conversions from buyers.

Marketing is useful and necessary. But new businesses should channel their energy toward initiatives that support their value proposition. Although lead lists obtained from third-party vendors like Experian can dramatically increase the quality of your prospects, the effectiveness of your marketing efforts is limited to your team's ability to connect marketing, promotional and PR messaging with your company's unique product traits.

More Info on Selling

Given your interest in selling and in beauty salons, you might find these additional resources to be of interest.

Mailing Lists for Beauty Salons

Sales Lead Scoring

Leads Versus Prospects

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What challenges have you experienced in marketing to beauty salons? How did you overcome those challenges and convert prospects to satisfied customers? If you have practical insights about selling in the beauty salon industry, we want to hear from you!

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