Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal care but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Julie Schumacher, Owner of Rumors Salon, located in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

For the past 15 years, I have owned Rumors salon. It was a great opportunity to take over an iconic Scottsdale salon and continue to serve the local community, one beautiful head at a time!

Tell us about yourself

My path in the beauty industry was not typical. I was introduced to it on the business side but fell in love with the creative and nurturing side. It's gratifying to see both our clients and our staff happy, growing, and thriving.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

In our business, everything begins and ends with the people. I love watching stylists grow professionally and personally. To see someone achieve their career goals and get to attend their wedding, know their parents and children, it's really the best.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

By far, the hardest thing is to part ways with someone you've come to care about, regardless of who made the decision. It's difficult to lose good people in your business and your life.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

First, don't settle for people that aren't aligned with your vision. Second, be nimble. Things don't always go the way we envision them, be open to pivoting. Lastly, watch every penny. The money going out is just as important as hitting your sales goals. You can learn how to do a lot of things on YouTube until you can truly afford to outsource.

Where can people find you and your business?


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