Makeda


Bye, Bye Blogger
  • September 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Can you believe it’s been a year since my first Blueprint post? I can’t. What will I do with all my quasi-funny ramblings about the nail polish biz? {Insert big smile here.}  I started this post,

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Fall in Nail Love
  • September 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been a horrible blogger and I can’t apologize enough. Feels like I’ve been going 100 mph since our online deal with You Swoop. Things have finally started to calm down. Might be a result of

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Hats Galore
  • July 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve never been a hat person. I have worn a hat or two, mostly during the winter, but other than that, hats are not very me. However, the entrepreneur in me always has that crafty little

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The Reviews Roll In
  • June 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve been reviewed and well-received by several blogs.We’ve gotten nods of approval from a couple TV stations. Here’s a link to our last segment on 190 North: http://190north.com/video?id=8713592&pidAnd then, there was Yelp. One bad review on

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Business Building
  • June 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Kudos to Nikki! She did a great job on both of our TV segments with WCIU-TV You & Me and 190 North on ABC. (Below is a nail art design Nikki did for the 190 North

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Guess What...We’ll be on TV AGAIN!
  • May 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Our Wedding Segment aired on May 9. It was so much fun, but I must apologize for my lack of tweeting during the taping as promised. Turns out that tweeting and talking aren’t the easiest multi-tasking

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Ohh Emm Gee, We’ll be on TV!
  • April 30, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

After a rather unpleasant series of events including freezing cold and rainy weather on Pink Friday {All that Pink Champagne with no one to drink it} and nowhere near as many guests as I forecasted for

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Random Marketing
  • April 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been finding that the most random situations are tuning into amazing Marketing Opportunities.Random Incident #1: I was walking back to the shop in the afternoon with my son and his grandma. A lady behind us

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I Finally Cracked
  • March 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m talking tears, sniffles, and yes…snot. The lights were off in our home. Our boys were asleep, and I’m not sure what my guy said, but whatever it was triggered a frantic outburst of panic from

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Please...Do Not Be Alarmed
  • March 8, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor's Note: Due to our alarm (not at Makeda's salon, but at needing to get everything done at NAILS' California-headquarters before heading up to America's Beauty Show in Chicago), we weren't able to get this post

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Tip Toe-ing Toward Our Soft Opening
  • February 15, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Only 15 more days until our "Tip-Toe Soft Opening" weekend! We are scheduled to softly open on March 1 due to a couple more setbacks, but otherwise things are coming along well. As of now, I

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Finding Employees and Finishing School
  • January 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m pretty sure that running a nail salon without nail techs might pose a bit of a problem. I’m even more certain that my previous sentence could easily win an award for Understatement of the Year.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • January 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Let’s start with "The Good". The New Year started off right because I have had the pleasure of hiring the first employee of Posh’aah Nail Spa! {Can you hear the crowd screaming and see the confetti

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New Year, New Career
  • December 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s about as official as official can get. I submitted my letter of resignation to my employer. As of January 1, 2012, I will step into my new role as the full-time owner of Posh’aah Nail

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Puzzled
  • December 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

We have a business location -- yay! My new goal is to be open by February 2012. Suddenly, there is so much to do and so little time.My brain is bogged down by all these little

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Deal or No Deal?
  • November 28, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I might have actually found a location. I think I’m in shock, and if I were honest, I’d admit that I’m a teeny bit nervous. (That’s code for “freaking out”). I was so “mildly” nervous that

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Licenses and Permits and Fees, Oh My!
  • November 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Another unplanned fee just popped up over the weekend…zoning! I’m starting to feel like I’m being Punk’d. After realizing that the space I was in love with might not work out, my broker and I set

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Business Plan? Check!
  • October 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The Business Plan is finally finished! After years of adding too much, crumpling the paper, and starting over, the Posh’aah Nail Spa Business Plan is ready. Yay! {Insert happy dance, here.} But now what?As I’ve pranced

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Q&A: Opening in the Winter
  • October 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

How do you feel about opening a nail spa in the winter?JayHi Jay,Excited, and for two reasons. If I remember correctly, Robbie mentioned in his Blueprint post that it helps to have a soft opening to

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Blueprinting the Floor Plan and Service Menu
  • October 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I don't officially have a space yet, but I did see an available space a few weeks ago that I think might be the one. I asked the broker to send me the floorplans and then

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Meet Makeda
  • October 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m a walking enigma. I fully acknowledge this. For the past decade, I’ve had a successful career in the shopping center industry. I’ve grown from a bright-eyed college intern into a seasoned retail/real estate professional adept

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Introducing Makeda and Chauna
  • October 11, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS gives a heartfelt thank you to Alica and Melodie for finishing up their 1-year stints as Blueprint bloggers. We learned so much from them, and, based on your comments, we think you did too! If

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