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Help! Should I increase my prices?

Rebecca Archer

Last Updated 17 Apr 2023

With the cost of running a business increasing, many of our members are considering raising their service prices. Beginning on page 6 of the April issue of Guild Gazette, Beauty Guild Marketing Director, Rebecca Archer, gives her top tips on how to correctly set your prices, including how to appropriately communicate any price changes to your clients. Salon owners may be reluctant to raise prices at a time when clients are facing large increases in their household bills, but it may be the only way to ensure that your business remains profitable, or at least breaks even, so it can continue to trade. Despite the challenging economic climate, businesses that understand their market and clients well are best placed to increase prices without impacting sales.  Please click here to read the full article in the April issue of Guild Gazette.

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