Small Business Profiles — Kasha Ferran & Swank Salon
“Have I ever considered a loan? Sometimes. It’d be for renovations, and maybe some marketing. But I haven’t taken out a loan because I quickly feel like I don’t need it. Business ebbs and flows, but the down periods haven’t lasted long enough.”
— What do you do?
I’m the owner of Swank Salon — a hair salon in West Village.
— How long have you been in business?
We’ve been in business since February 2000, so it’s been 14 years.
— What are you most proud of?
The people who work for me have worked with me a very long time — they want to be here just as much as I do. I’m able to trust them wholeheartedly to run the salon on days when I’m absent. We’re just a group of gals who really enjoy what we do.
— What has been your biggest challenge?
The “business” side of this salon, such as taxes and paperwork, has been a big challenge because I don’t think of myself as having a business mind, as funny as that sounds.
When I first started, I had no idea what business entailed. I wouldn’t have started a business if I knew how hard running a business was, so I’m glad I didn’t know that. Now, I think I’m the luckiest entrepreneur in the West Village.
Huge thanks to Kasha Ferran and Swank Salon for their time and support! We love featuring entrepreneurs and their stories, successes and challenges in our small business profiles. If you have a story you’d like to share, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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