If you own a spa, there are going to be busier seasons. The summer is typically a busy time for most spas as well as the month of December leading up to the holidays, for example. If your spa is growing, you may continue to be busy throughout the year. During these times, it may be easy to get stressed and exhausted, but you don’t have to. Here are some tips for managing the stress of growing your spa:
1. Hire the Right People
You don’t want to use a square peg for a round hole. You want to make sure everyone you hire is a good fit for your spa. You want to make sure they fit the culture of the company. If you get any red flags during the interview process, the person may not be the best fit for your spa.
2. Don’t Borrow More Money to Offset a Pattern of Losing Money
You don’t want to dig yourself into a financial hole. It’s not a good idea to get behind on taxes or to use credit cards to finance operations. You want to have budgets and cash flow plans. Owning your own business requires a lot of financial discipline.
3. Allow Your Spa to Change and Grow
All business owners should be able to anticipate and respond to change. You don’t want to be inflexible or stubborn about your spa. You want to really look at your spa every so often and see what’s working and what’s not working.
4. Share Responsibilities
Ultimately, the responsibility of the spa rests on your shoulders. However, you should be sharing your responsibilities with your team. They will become more empowered and capable.
5. Make Decisions
There will always be difficult choices that you will have to make as a business owner. If you obsess over your decisions instead of acting, you will just be more stressed out. Look at your options and probable outcomes. Make the decision and then pour everything you have into making it succeed.
Owning a spa can be stressful. Fortunately, there are ways to manage the stress and keep your spa running smoothly. If you are interested in purchasing more equipment for your spa, have a look around our website to see what we offer.