Whether it's a salon, a restaurant, or a lemonade stand, Tabatha Coffey says there's one thing every successful business needs. "The number one thing is passion," the Tabatha Takes Over star reveals to The New York Post. "That drive will get you up every morning and make sure that everything is running well."
But in order to reach that running-like-clockwork level, you must log the hours, warns T. "You have to be present in your business," she tells the paper. "A lot of businesses are failing because people are not present. They expect everyone else to do the work for them and to take care of the business and do the right thing. Are people making sure the product is sold properly?"
Without that follow the leader stability, the blunt Aussie predicts companies will stray from their focus. A prime example? This season, Tabatha saves a failing fro-yo shop from their financial doomsday. "They were confused and lacked focus on what they really were. They sold frozen yogurt but they also sold coffee and these terrible packaged sandwiches. They just had so many things going on that it didn't have any focus, so as a customer walking in you didn't know what the hell it was."
Watch Tabatha save us all, one business at a time, on Tabatha Takes Over, airing Tuesdays at 10/9c.
I own a tanning salon in CA and I need your HELP Tabatha! We are in over our heads in debt, struggling to pay bills and are behind in rent. My sister and I have owned the salon for almost 7 years and she left the salon this past November to work full-time for her father-in-law's business because the salon couldn't support her. However, she feels entitled to the salon's money and uses its debit card. The first 30 days that she was gone she spent $460 and that was during one of our slowest months we have ever had since we've been open. I'm struggling with trying to manage the salon on my own and trying to deal with my sister, who I love to death, and I don't want this to ruin our relationship. So this is why I need your HELP!
Dear Tabatha, I have just discovered your show. My husband and I have a store in Sitka, Alaska. It is a variety store called Ben Franklin. My husbands grandfather started it, then his son, and 14 years ago my husband and a I took over. We need a fresh something. We would love help!!! Do you ever travel to Alaska????? Linda Andersen
Hi Tabatha! :) I love your show and you business savviness! :) I use to be a business owner of a small one person massage business. I rented a room from a salon and had no idea what I was doing, but I told myself, I wanted my own business so that I don't have to answer to anyone. I was wrong, owning a business is hard work and it takes so much energy and time.
I would one day love to start up my massage business again, and would love some tips from you when that day comes. Now is not the time as I have toddlers that need me more than I need to own a business. But once they get a little older, I would love to have my own massage business back. :)
IDJ, form Northern Ca