Personnel Issues Are Getting the Better of Me
  • October 21, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Month three of Graffiti Nail Bar’s new location has been more than a handful and to say it’s been interesting is an understatement. I’ve had a few manicurists inquire about working at GNB over the last

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Keywords: staff training  
My Obsession with Franken-Polish
  • September 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I have a small obsession with indie/franken polishes that has almost consumed what little free time I have. I haven't purchased any because I know I can make some. I do, however, love coming across different

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Keywords: salon services  
Any Advice for Multitasking?
  • September 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So, this post is about two weeks late. It should have been done over two weeks ago, but that didn't happen. I've become absolutely horrible at multitasking, and because of that it has now become the

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Keywords: clients  
Hiring with No Management Experience
  • September 16, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I had my very first interviews with some really great manicurists. The crazy part about all this is I have never been in management before in my life, so this was a completely new experience for

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Keywords: staff training  
Back from the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies
  • August 29, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

My summer is coming to and end, and I'm so glad to have my kids back in school. I tried to make it all about my kids this summer, but work always gets in the way.

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My Groupon Client Retention Rate is 20%
  • August 26, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I wondered what I would blog about after the whole renovation, opening few weeks, and settling in. I thought it would get pretty mundane after that, but, no, life after moving is a whole other story.

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   public relations   retailing   staff training  
Building Owner Put the Kibosh on My Curtains
  • August 26, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Things have been running well, and I haven't had too many issues thus far. My appointment book has been full and booked at least a week in advance. So I've been happy with things...until a few

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Should I Take Online Appointments?
  • August 5, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So I have no idea what to write this week. I've been knee deep in toenails and acrylic dust! Business has done so well that I haven't even had time to put the little finishing touches

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Keywords: clients  
Before and After Salon Renovation (with Photos!)
  • July 24, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Three weeks open, and things are pretty normal. My clients can't believe the place looks like it does, especially since the last place was pretty colorless. I'm happy and relieved now that I'm out of the

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   salon decor/design  
To Retail or Not to Retail?
  • July 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

As I'm getting settled in, I have a few more decisions to make. One of them is whether I should have a retail area. I have never had retail on hand, but if a client needs

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Keywords: retailing  
Successful Open House
  • July 8, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi all in the nail world! I've been busy here at the Purple Pinky Nail Salon! My open house, which I called a "sip and see," was a success. I had about 50 people come. The

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Keywords: clients  
I'm Using All 22 Paint Colors -- and Opening on Monday!
  • June 25, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So why is it the end of the month, and I didn't even realize that?! Seriously, I knew what date it was, but deadlines and bills have just whizzed by me all month. I've never been

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Keywords: salon decor/design  
Help Me Solve My No-Shows Problem!
  • June 13, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

So, it's the middle of my third week, and I have a recurring issue that I have never had such a problem with before: No call no-shows. I've never had such a great no-shows problem. It's

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Keywords: clients  
Balancing Motherhood and Work
  • June 13, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Summer has officially started for us here in Virginia. Schools are out and, as many others, I made the list for "worst end-of-the-year moms" :)Between tardies, gluing junk to homework, and reading baby books to save

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Keywords: clients   staff training  
Entering the Marketing Realm
  • June 11, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Holy canolis, I'm a nail salon OWNER! Boy, how my to do list has gotten longer. My salon has been open for almost three weeks. The response has been great. My location is on a very

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Keywords: marketing/promotions  

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