Everything You Need to Know About Starting Your MK Business

Congratulations on joining MK! You are embarking on a fantastic career path. But before you get started, you will need more than a few tubes of lipstick. Any small business relies on a series of systems for tracking sales, customer relations, and goal setting. As an Independent Beauty Consultant, it is up to you to challenge yourself to reach personal sales goals. Here is everything you need to know about starting your MK business.

Everything You Need to Know About Starting Your MK Business

Go ahead and sit down; it’s time to make a list. Write down everyone you know with skin. Trust me anyone in need of a moisturizer is a potential customer. You should aim for a list of 75 or more people. Be sure to complete this before moving on to anything else. Use your cell phone or agenda to schedule two-hour windows when you are free to hold appointments. These can be spread out over several days to fit your schedule the best.

Take advantage of the summer season by inviting your friends and family over. Use your list of possible customers and calendar to start booking your first party.

Creating Your Home Office

In your home office, you will need your cell phone (of course), a computer, and a printer. You will need to use this space to book appointments, consultations, and purchase inventory. You will also need either an online or paper filing system for keeping party plans in order.

Hang up a small corkboard to pin encouragement, upcoming events, and company promotions on. You should also have a comfortable desk and office chair. This will come in handy when it is time to pack orders for mail or delivery.

Manage Sales and Inventory

When you choose UnitWise, you can quickly import all of your recent orders directly from InTouch. Update your inventory quantities by importing your data for orders up to 45 days after shipping, and after you have manually entered your older orders.

Our Bulk Edit feature allows you to quickly update your inventory level all at once to match what you currently have on hand. Select Bulk Edit in your UnitWise account and all of your items will be listed so you can work down the list to edit your current products.

Unlike other MK software products, UnitWise updates the MK product list for free. Every time a new product comes out, such as the Timewise® Vitamin C Activating Squares™, your inventory will automatically be updated.

When you sell a product and an invoice or receipt is made online, the item(s) sold will be automatically removed from your inventory list. You can use the bulk edit feature again to see if the numbers match your physical count. This process makes keeping track of your products on hand incredibly easy.

Also in your UnitWise account, you can pull up items by their name or product number to add them to receipts. You can speed up this process even more by adding products to categories such as, “Hot Sellers.” After adding your best-selling items to a list, you can click ‘add Hot Seller’ to add them to this section in a matter of seconds.

If your inventory is getting rather thin, don’t worry! UnitWise has you back. Use the Ideal Inventory Level feature for certain products to notify you when you are running low. Before placing a new wholesale order take advantage of the ‘Shopping List Report.' This report will tell you exactly what you need to reorder to reach your Ideal Inventory Count.

UnitWise is full of reports that can be run at any time to see how your inventory is doing and to gather sales information. Use Sales Breakdowns, Gifts and Demos, Cost of Sales, Best Sellers, Best Customers, and more to show you which of your products are the most popular and which ones are not’ doing so great. With UnitWise you can track and manage every aspect of your company from one location.

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Sign-up for your free 15-day trial with UnitWise to instantly see how easy it is to efficiently manage your inventory. You will also gain access to tons of revolutionary features for invoicing, social media management, consultant management, building a personal website, and more.

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*Content found in the UnitWise blog is for informational purposes only. UnitWise is an independent business with no affiliation to Mary Kay®.


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