Alaska Small Business Development Center

Amplify Salon

Amplify Salon: On the Cutting Edge

Larissa Boling took her vision of small business ownership and dedicated 2017 to launch her own beauty salon. To get started successfully, Boling connected with the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for her needs and got started with a no-cost introductory class.

I was very overwhelmed trying to start my business on my own. I knew I needed help prioritizing my tasks and help with project projections so I could budget correctly. There was so much I didn’t know, and I wanted to find out what I was missing. Turns out, there was plenty! The resources at the SBDC are absolutely invaluable to anyone looking to start a business, or do business, in Alaska.”

My business advisor, Julie Nolen, worked closely with me and provided incredible knowledge and guidance which enabled my plans to become reality. She provided the help I knew I needed when I walked in, and she helped me with many aspects of the business start-up I hadn’t even thought of. I couldn’t have done it without her!

Julie Nolen, reminisced, “Larissa and I started working together in January 2017. We worked through many different scenarios of buying a business or starting a new salon from scratch. And, we spent a lot of time examining the right business model for Amplify Salon, as far as whether to hire employees or do chair rentals to stylists. Larissa was very focused and organized, which made my job easy. Amplify Salon opened in October 2017, and Larissa is thriving. The feeling of pride I feel when my clients succeed is what makes this job incredible. “

Amplify Salon provides high guest satisfaction in a welcoming atmosphere as a full-service beauty salon dedicated to excellent service and products. Amplify Salon is located at 1450 Creste Foris St. Suite D in Wasilla and can be reached at (907) 376-5241 or on Facebook!