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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Chelle Neff. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Chelle Neff, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Chelle Neff. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Chelle Neff, often where they are interviewed.

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Setting the Industry Standard for Culture, Coaching and Income with Chelle Neff

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Beauty Means Business Radio Setting the Industry Standard for Culture, Coaching and Income Chelle Neff @urbanbetty

Chelle Neff is the owner of Urban Betty in Austin TX. Urban Betty is one of the most well-known salons in Austin.  Urban Betty made Inc’s 5000’s list of the fastest growing privately held companies throughout the country and was one of the only hair salons to make the list. Urban Betty was named one of the top 200 salons in the US by Salon Today 9 times, from 2011 – 2020. Chelle has been in the industry for over 20 years and in 2016 was named as Entrepreneur & Startup of the Year by Austin Under 40.  

Nonetheless, Chelle openly proclaims, “My entire business was built on making mistakes.” She speaks candidly about the devastating moments she’s had to get to where she is today. In the early days, being a seasoned industry expert, but not seasoned business owner – Chelle walks us through the highs and lows and the key characteristics she holds true to that has helped her build her business. 

And even with all these successes under Chelle’s belt – her biggest success is arguably the loyal team she built from the ground up. Chelle is a culture leader and leans into being open and transparent with her team. Especially during the current global crisis: COVID-19.  

Chelle credits much of her growth to her willingness to seek outside support. She has a life coach of 13 years, a salon coach, and she is a member of Summit Salons and the High Performance Salon Academy. 

In 2014, she had to make a pivotal change when she hit what she says was her rock bottom and how Summit change her business practice and allowed her to control costs, encourage employees to earn raises, rotate chairs and completely switch her profit around, and reach a whopping $3.6M in revenue and 63 employees. Chelle openly credits that Summit saved her, and if she were where she was 6 years ago, she would have been one of the salons closing during COVID-19.  

Chelle gives tactical tips on how to build more than just a salon, but a network and a community that is thrilled to be on the journey with you. Urban Betty’s salon sets high standards for the industry in terms of culture, coaching and income. Where the average hairstylist income is $60K and 20% of her staff makes over $100K.  Takeaways:  
  1. Find someone who holds and unbiased outside perspective who is willing to call you on your BS, whether that be a guru, therapist or business coach. 
  2. COVID-19: Openly share with employees so they will know 1) they are going to have a place to come back to, and 2) this is what it costs to run a salon. Which resulted in full support from her salon during this difficult time. 
  3. People want structures, systems and a vision of knowing that if they work for you – in 4 years, here is where they can be. 
  4. If there is any sort of award, something to apply for – put your name on a list, just do it. 
  5. Your salon is a reflection of you. If anything is wrong in your culture it starts with you. 
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Apr 23 2020 · 31mins
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Chelle Neff: Tips For Entrepreneurs, Competition, + Standing In Your Power

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In this episode, Ross interviews Chelle Neff – serial entrepreneur and Founder of Urban Betty salon.

  1. How Urban Betty is dealing with coronavirus.
  2. What Chelle’s done right AND wrong as she’s built the Urban Betty business.
  3. The importance of finding mentors and the combination of learning when you’re an entrepreneur.
  4. There’s no such thing as competition.
  5. We have fun with a game Ross calls "Hair Salon or Professional Wrestling?"

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Apr 05 2020 · 53mins

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Building a Hair Salon worth $3.3M with Chelle Neff of Urban Betty

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In this episode of Built to Stay we interview Chelle Neff. After working as a hairstylist, Chelle started her own salon, Urban Betty, that paid on commissions. Fast forward a decade and there are now 2 locations with 50 employees. Chelle is now working with her husband to build up Weird Homes Tours, an event that takes you inside the most creative homes around the country. For exclusive content, check out builttostay.com and @builttostay.

Jan 15 2020 · 41mins
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Episode 36: There’s Beauty in the Struggle — Chelle Neff

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This week on The EnTRUEpreneurship Podcast, Wes speaks with Chelle Neff, Owner and CEO of Urban Betty Salon in Austin, Texas. Urban Betty, whose 50 employees work across two locations in the Austin area, has recently been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in America. With a branded product line on the horizon and other locations being considered, this salon is truly on the ground floor of its sky-high potential and is set for take-off.

On the podcast, Chelle speaks candidly about the difficulties of being an entrepreneur — especially an entrepreneur coming out of a difficult home life. Chelle shares some fresh advice on how to keep your passions intact when those same passions become your job, along with other great tidbits and takeaways for entrepreneurs of all types. The story of Urban Betty is a remarkable one, and Chelle’s determination to succeed in the face of struggle is truly a thing of beauty.

Apr 03 2019 · 30mins

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Weird Homes: Big Blend Radio Interview with David & Chelle Neff

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David and Chelle Neff, the founders of the Weird Homes Tour™ and recent finalists for the WeWork Creator Awards, discuss “Weird Homes” their new book showcasing the eccentric design, art, and architecture that brings to life the wackiness of some of the weirdest, most unique homes and personalities in Austin, Texas.
Mar 01 2018 · 55mins