55. Reconnecting with Sola Sessions MCs Kim Bennett + Steven Wren
After the challenges 2020 brought us, we are desperate to reconnect with our community and have our community reconnect with each other - and that's exactly what The Sola Sessions Reconnected is all about. Sola’s first virtual education event will be co-hosted by Kim Bennett (@kimi_kisses) and Steven Wren (@mrwrencuts), and our dynamic co-hosting duo has teamed up on this episode to share what they are most looking forward to. While many of us miss traveling and experiencing in-person events with other salon professionals, there are a lot of benefits to a virtual event, like being able to attend from the comfort of your own home or the very affordable event ticket (even more affordable if you're a Sola professional). One of the many other great things about our event is it’s inclusivity. In the past, all Sola Sessions have been exclusive to the Sola community. But for The Sola Sessions Reconnected, we are opening it up to reconnect with the entire beauty industry. And with three stages, 20+ classes and 18 hours of education, there is sure to be inspiration and education for everyone, no matter your specialty or where you are in your career. Not sure how you’ll manage watching all of that content in one sitting? We’ve got you covered! Ticket holders will be available to watch every class on-demand through the end of 2021. We tend to connect and learn the most from people who are like us, and that's exactly why this opportunity to reconnect is so important, especially now. So we hope that you will join us for The Sola Sessions Reconnected on Monday, May 17th. Tickets are on sale now for only $59, and Sola professionals receive exclusive pricing of only $29. Trust us, you do not want to miss it! Time Stamps [0:23] – Kim Bennett and Steven Wren greet us and each other, explaining that they will be hosting the upcoming virtual event, The Sola Sessions Reconnected. [3:01] – Kim comments on how difficult it is to not be able to travel to live events because of the pandemic, but also points to some of the pros of virtual events. [3:41] – Steven offers his own insight about what having virtual events has been like for him and how events will probably look in the future. [4:29] – Kim argues that education is likely heading toward a hybrid model of being both live and virtual. [6:19] – Kim compares the opportunity to virtually connect to having bought her favorite band's CD when she was younger and learning all of the songs but then lining up to see them in concert when they come to your city. [8:02] – Steven reflects on the fact that being virtual hosts will be firsts for both of them. [9:47] – Steven reveals what about the event he is most excited about. [10:51] – Kim enthuses over the conveniences of the event being virtual, such as how more people will be able to attend since they don't have to travel. [12:31] – Kim discusses the importance of finding people who are similar to you, as those are the types of people with whom we tend to build connections and learn from. [13:22] – We learn the layout of The Sola Sessions Reconnected, such as how there will be three different stages. [16:02] – Steven and Kim discuss the importance of community and inclusion with events such as The Sola Sessions Reconnected. [18:28] – Kim advises us to attend the event in order to grow and reconnect, adding that it will be a learning experience for her and Steven as well. [20:54] – Steven asserts that the salon industry is a people industry, not just a service. [23:21] – Kim reveals that she loves education and being a student because she loves to learn. [24:29] – Steven provides his own insight on how he views education, making the case that education allows for potential to be unlocked. [25:15] – Kim points out that discomfort comes with the territory of growth, that you have to be willing to go outside of your comfort zone. [26:50] – Kim presents us with the possibility that a virtual event, even more than a live event, gives people the opportunity to voice themselves. Links and Resources The Sola Sessions Reconnected – Buy Ticket @solasalons Instagram www.solasalons.com
Oftentimes on the podcast, I talk about the changes that are happening in the industry and particularly the ever-evolving business models. In the United States, the Salon Suite or Studio as some prefer to call it has had a massive impact on hairdressing and how hairdressers work and that model is influencing salons in many countries. The biggest operator of salon suites is Sola Salon Suites and their very first suite operator was Kim Bennet and so it’s a real pleasure to have Kim as my guest today and get a really good insight into how having a salon suite works from someone who has been doing it for 17 years. In today’s podcast we discuss: The salon suite business model Who is and isn’t suited to opening a salon suite/studio of their own What are the advantages and disadvantages And lots more! In This Episode: [01:45] Welcome to the show, Kim! [02:25] Kim shares her background. [03:21] Kim speaks about how she got started with Sola Salon Studios. [05:18] Did the salon suite model exist when you first got started? [07:41] Kim discusses the founders of Sola Salon Studios. [10:04] Kim shares the Sola business model. [11:00] Antony talks about why the salon suite model isn't for him. [13:19] Kim shares why the salon suite works for her. [16:33] Kim discusses wanting to give her clients a better experience, and to do that, she wanted the studio model. [19:46] Kim speaks about evolving over the years and how her business evolved with her. [22:59] Were there any challenges that stood out to you since you were new to the salon suite model? [26:34] Kim shares how Sola stylists handle their guest's arrivals because they don't have receptionists. [29:18] Kim discusses the matrix on how many studio suite stylists decided they didn't like the business model. [31:16] In Kim's experience, when she saw people leave Sola, they were usually becoming salon owners. [34:03] Listen as Kim speaks about who might not be a great studio suite owner. [37:31] Kim says that competition between suites around pricing isn't something that happens at Sola. [39:57] Do you get walk-ins with the studio suite model? [41:10] Kim talks about what she misses about the traditional salon model. [43:38] Kim discusses what clients have told her about missing the traditional salon experience. [45:55] When it comes to retail, some don't want the hassle of it, and others see the benefits and profits from selling products. [48:03] What is the average cost of a studio suite? [53:07] The most important business model is the one that works best for you. [57:10] Kim says that social media is huge in the salon suite entrepreneurial mindset. [1:01:20] Kim discusses the age-old challenge of stylists taking their clients with them when they leave. [1:04:16] Who is training the new generation of hairstylists? [1:06:59] Thank you so much for being on the show! Links and Resources Grow My Salon Business Kim Bennett Kim Bennett Studios @kimi_kisses Instagram | Facebook
Work Less, Make More With Memberships and Subscriptions Guest Kim Bennett Explains It All
Special guest lawyer and membership/brand strategy advisor Kim Bennett takes time out of her busy schedule tell you why shifting from hourly to subscription billing is vital, the most important things you need to know before kickstarting your membership or subscription box, and casually drops a million dollar business idea. This is a must listen to episode so grab a cup of tea and your earbuds! www.Kimberlybennett.comwww.kbennettlaw.com
On this episode of Sola Stories, Jennie is joined by Sola’s Culture Ambassador, Kim Bennett, also known as Kimi Kisses. Kim owns her salon in Denver, Colorado and was the first-ever Sola stylist. After being closed nearly 9 weeks, Kim knew she was not going to let this disease take down her business. So when she was able to reopen her salon on May 9th, she even shocked herself by generating $10,000 in sales in her first week! Kim credits the education and resources she received from Sola to help her make her #SolaStrong comeback and the sanitation training from Barbicide to ensure the utmost safety of her clients - many of whom said visiting her salon was the first time they had left the house since the pandemic hit. Tune in to hear how Kim adapted her salon and procedures to keep her guests safe and how this pandemic has created opportunities to reinvent herself as a business owner once again. In This Episode [00:43] Welcome to the show, Kim! [01:41] Kim shares how she is adjusting to the “now normal” created by the pandemic. [03:40] Listen as Kim speaks about what she was doing during the months that her salon was closed. [06:20] Kim discusses how she spent her time during the closure and planned how she would reopen her salon. [09:44] Kim killed it the first week that her salon was reopened, and she shares how she handled it all. [11:55] She speaks about how she wanted to make her guests feel safe and pampered. [13:40] How were the retail sales during that first week? [15:47] Kim discusses how she got her salon ready for the reopening and how she changed her retail space. [18:16] Kim speaks about how she brought up her guest's retail needs into the conversation and let them know the products were safe. [22:02] How did you use SolaGenius technology to rebook all of your clients during the multiple reopening date changes? [26:08] Kim feels like the technology that Sola offers was instrumental in staying connected with her guests. [28:30] Kim speaks about how she focused on keeping her client experience as personal as possible with the new restrictions. [31:37] Over half of Kim's guests her first week open told her that her salon was the first place they had been since being in quarantine. [34:00] We are in a COVID world, and we are all experiencing this together. Check out Sola’s COVID-19 Resource Center to help you adjust to this new normal. [35:24] Listen as Kim shares how she feels now - physically and emotionally - after a month back in the salon. [39:11] Jennie speaks about Kim's new sense of gratitude for the people around her. [41:33] Kim shares the big years she's had since she started working at Sola in 2014, and how Sola has been with her through all of her difficulties in life. [46:17] Thank you so much for being on the show! Stay Connected Sola Salon Studios Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram Connect with Jennie @jenniethewolff Connect with Kim @Kimi_Kisses
07: How do you “show up” for your clients? And what does a premium subscription have to do with that? An interview with Kim Bennett from K. Bennett Law
Kim Bennett got burned by hourly billing. She lost a bunch of money and, having come up as a young lawyer in a corporate, in-house role, the model didn’t make sense to her. One day she pitched a client on a recurring monthly fee and, to her surprise, they accepted. That’s right, we’re talking subscriptions again. But where the guest from our last subscription-based law practice, Jon Tobin, uses almost as lead-gen for his firm, Kim’s “premium” subscriptions make up the bulk of the work that she does. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Kim talks passionately about how one should “show up” for their clients, emphasizing her role as a counselor, and a relationship-driven practice. Tune in and get subscribed. (See what we did there?)
Episode 40: Kim Bennett, Founder of K Bennett Law LLC
Daily Matters: The changing face of the legal industry
Continuing our Legal Industry Transformation Week, today we welcome Kimberly Y. Bennett, Esq., Founder of K Bennett Law LLC, a boutique subscription legal services law firm. Kim is an innovator, entrepreneur, industry disruptor, and business coach—who happens to be a lawyer—and her mission is to help foster a permanent shift in the way law firms deliver legal services to clients.In this episode, Kim talks to Clio CEO Jack Newton about: What she learned during the Great Recession in 2008, and how she’s applying those lessons now How her subscription services model, which she describes as “flat fee on steroids,” works What kinds of transformation she hopes to see in the legal community, and how she’s working to create that change Also, on Friday, May 22, Kim will be a panelist for Clio’s Innovate Legal Online virtual meetup event, “Re-thinking Your Law Firm During a Downturn.” To learn more and sign up for the meetup, register here.Kimberly Y. Bennett, Esq., is the Founder of K Bennett Law LLC, a boutique subscription legal services law firm that helps small businesses protect their brands and grow profitable and sustainable seven-figure organizations. Kim defines herself as an innovator, entrepreneur, legal industry disruptor, and a business coach—who happens to be a lawyer. Kim’s legal career began with a focus on labor and employment law before she broadened her scope to include business and corporate law. For over a decade, she has represented clients in the sports, print media, digital media, financial services, real estate, and entertainment industries. Now, she brings her business and legal acumen to help small businesses address their trademark and business strategy needs.In addition to growing and managing her firm, Kim coaches women building modern businesses, speaks on legal topics, teaches workshops for new entrepreneurs, and is a co-organizer of two legal tech communities: Atlanta Legal Tech and Atlanta Legal Hackers.
Kim Bennett, the first salon owner in the first Sola Salon in the country. She has been with Sola Salons for 15 years and is now their ambassador for stylists and education. We chat about her career and how Sola has helped her and others with their careers.
Clienting #25: Kim Bennett on Marketing a Non-Traditional Law Firm
Clienting: Digital Legal Marketing
Gyi and Kelly connected with Kim Bennett on her approach to marketing with a non-traditional law firm model. This episode bridges the gap between business development and marketing, which is how Kim approaches her own business as well as her work with clients. K Bennett Law LLC is a boutique trademark, business, and employment law practice providing subscription and on-demand, flat fee virtual general counsel services focused on helping clients protect their brands and grow profitable, sustainable businesses. Virtual, subscription-based firm. What does that mean, how does one do that? Creating a firm with unique differentiators sets you apart but also provides a new type of service level. Looking at your client's issue holistically- is this 'bigger' than the issue they are coming to you for? This can build more goodwill with clients and create a longer-term relationship than just a one-time issue. Lead nurturing- educating clients far in advance of retaining them as a client. Working in a shared space, or coworking space, can help you find the clients that match your practice area. It can also give you access to teach and educate about your knowledge. Kim talks about how she works within ethical bounds while working in a coworking space.
Hormone Therapy & Delivery Methods - Pellet Therapy vs. The Alternatives w/ Kim Bennett, R.Ph.
Dr. Hotze's Wellness Revolution
By now, most people are aware of the health benefits associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Did you know that there are a multitude of delivery options available including: capsules, creams, sublingual tablets, injections, troche, and pellet therapy? What are the differences and what’s the most effective? In this week’s podcast, Dr. Hotze visits with the Director of Hotze Pharmacy, Kim Bennett, RPh. to talk about the many hormone delivery methods available for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and breaks down the effectiveness of each one. Together they discuss the importance of physiologic dosing to maintain a natural hormone balance and the problems associated with pellet therapy. Watch now and subscribe to our podcasts at www.HotzePodcast.com If you have any of the signs and symptoms mentioned on this podcast, take out free symptom checker test at https://www.hotzehwc.com/symptom-checker/
Hormone Therapy & Delivery Methods Pellet Therapy vs. The Alternatives with Kim Bennett, R.Ph.
Dr. Hotze's Wellness Revolution
By now, most people are aware of the health benefits associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Did you know that there are a multitude of delivery options available including: capsules, creams, sublingual tablets, injections, troche, and pellet therapy?What are the differences and what’s the most effective? In this week’s podcast, Dr. Hotze visits with the Director of Hotze Pharmacy, Kim Bennett, RPh. to talk about the many hormone delivery methods available for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and breaks down the effectiveness of each one.Together they discuss the importance of physiologic dosing to maintain a natural hormone balance and the problems associated with pellet therapy. Watch now and subscribe to our podcasts at www.HotzePodcast.comIf you have any of the signs and symptoms mentioned on this podcast, take out free symptom checker test at https://www.hotzehwc.com/symptom-checker/