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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Tip 1: Make a List of Your Salon Business’s Needs

When you are selecting computer software for your massage school or spa, it is important to consider your business’s needs first. For instance, you will want to keep track of the appointment times for massage therapy sessions and spa treatments. Make a list of the things that you want the software to accomplish before contacting the companies that sell the programs. With a written list of your requirements, it is easier to narrow down the choices when ordering your salon’s software program.

Tip 2: Determine Who Will Use a Salon’s Software Program

It is important to understand who will use the software in your salon or school. If you want a massage student to use the computer’s software program to sign into classes, then choosing a simple to understand software is essential. Alternatively, you may want to have clients sign in for their own spa treatments, requiring a user-friendly software program. There are also salon software programs that permit customers to pay in advance with a credit or debit card. In addition, you want to verify that the salon software can keep everyone’s information confidential.

Tip 3: How Much Does the Salon Software Cost?

A business owner needs to control the overhead costs of running a spa by understanding how much a software program costs. If you are opening a school to teach massage therapy, then you must determine how much money you have available to spend on a software program. By charging a massage student up front for their practical training and textbooks, it is easier to afford the fees for salon software. A company should offer a free test of the computer software to help you decide if it meets your requirements.

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