Hi, I own a small salon employing 12 full time employees who are payed on a commission basis (as am I). So far we as a salon are making just enough money to keep the bills payed; however during the slow times I find myself having to withhold cashing my paycheck so the salon can purchase product/ rent etc. The salon numbers keep increasing and business is promising, again however, I as the owner am still the primary producer of income to the salon. In an effort to free myself up to allow for more management time I'm wanting to transition from a commission wage to paying myself a salary. I have some ideas on how to do this but am a touch nervous. My personal income is important obviously so I can pay my own bills; but during the slow months I'm afraid of my salary bleeding the salon. My question is, how can I transition from a commission wage to a fixed salary, especially being the primary source of income to the salon? I'd also like to shed some of my clients and eventually get out from behind the chair.