A message from our CEO
Happy Black Business Month! August is a time to recognize, encourage, and celebrate the Black-owned businesses in our community and across the nation. Here are a few Did-You-Knows to rattle off at your next networking event:
- Black business owners account for 30% of all minority-owned businesses
- New York has the most Black-owned businesses in the U.S., followed by Atlanta
- Black Business Month became official in August 2004
- The highest ratio of Black-owned businesses is in Washington, DC, where 28% of all businesses are Black-owned
Celebrating all of you and all of us,
BUFFALO, TELL US YOUR WHY! 📹
📣 Calling all Western New York hairstylists, salon owners, barbers, cosmetology students, microblading artists, nail techs, barbershop owners, estheticians, braiders, barber apprentices, makeup artists, and massage therapists! We want you to shear-SHARE your “why” for a big cash prize! To enter, upload a 90-second video of yourself sharing why you decided to join the beauty and barbering industry as a professional. We’re giving away a total of $2,000 to the top three video submissions. Don’t wait, submit your video by Aug 31! 📽️
THE SHEARSHARE SPOTLIGHT IS ON YOU! 💛💜
Body Augmentations. Luxury Spa Services for All. Childbirth. Press PLAY to Listen Now!
We’re back with another episode of the ShearShare “In My Chair” podcast, hosted by Dr. Tye.🎙️ This week we’re featuring Shivaughnette Mendoza, owner of Bella Body Spa & Beauty Lounge in Queens, NY, a full-service luxury spa where beauty is their lifestyle. She discusses trying body augmentations 👀, how childbirth affects a woman, and of course her experience on the ShearShare app! 📲
ShearShare Spotlight: Dionne Phillips
D’Lashes, known as the pioneer of eyelash extensions, is also a ShearShare host in Beverly Hills! Featured in Vogue, Instyle, Refinery29, and others, Dionne has been named a Top 25 Lash Artists In Los Angeles 2022 and a Top 25 Lash Trailblazers In Los Angeles 2022. This month she’s the Soeleish Los Angeles Magazine cover feature. Congrats, Dionne! 👏 Take a look at her jaw-dropping work!
SHEARSHARE IN THE COMMUNITY ☕
NEWS YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE 💡
Top 3 Business Tips for Self-Employed Beauty & Barbering Pros
Did you know that 70% of pros have taken the plunge into self-employment in the last 15 years? 🤔 Whether you’re a self-employed professional or considering going independent, you’ll always need to find ways to create self-sufficiency while maximizing your earnings potential.📈 Read our 3 tips here!
How Much is Your Beauty or Barbering Business Worth Today?
If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, listen as 30-year industry veteran Dr. Tye Caldwell gives you the formula for calculating the true value of your small business. And if you’re wondering how to increase that value exponentially, here are 5 ways to boost your revenue, decrease costs, and mitigate risks.💰
SHEARSHARE SNIP-TIP OF THE WEEK ✂️
📣 #ShearShareHowTo YouTube Series: Have you subscribed to our new YouTube page yet? If not, do it now (seriously!) Our new how-to series is a one-stop shop for all of your frequently asked questions about our app but in video form! Need help filtering to find the perfect space? Confused on how to login as a Pro or Host? We’ve got answers! Alternatively, you can schedule a quick 15-minute demo if you’d like someone to walk you though one-on-one instead.💥