retailing


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  
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  
Crowd-Funding For Better Location Starting Soon
  • January 22, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I have some semi-exciting news: The space on Broad is all but nailed down! The next step is putting in the business plan, tax info, and deposit. If everything goes well I will be in by

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Keywords: retailing   salon decor/design  
Hydration Services for the Holidays
  • November 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Ahhh, November is here! I always look forward to this time of year because the weather is getting colder, the air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the holiday season has finally started. I

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Keywords: retailing   salon services  
Candice: Husband's Help is Key to 1-Year Anniversary (And Retail Source Revealed)
  • April 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Candice for successfully making it through her first year as a new salon owner! You can read all of Candice's posts by clicking on the Candice tag at the left column of

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Keywords: retailing   salon decor/design  
Pedi Station Construction Complete!
  • February 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

For over a year I've been trying to come up with a better pedicure station. The platforms worked great for getting my clients feet up higher for me to work on, but not everyone had an

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Keywords: retailing   salon decor/design   salon services  
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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Keywords: Makeda   marketing/promotions   public relations   retailing   salon decor/design  
Salon Website Improvements
  • February 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello February! I can't believe I am approaching the one year mark in the new location! Looks like I need to get working on an anniversary event.Retail sales in January hit a fabulous 25% of my

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Keywords: retailing  
Growing My Retail Boutique
  • January 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

As I mentioned previously, one of my big goals for 2012 is to learn the ins and outs of running a retail business. Not just the traditional salon retail but expanding into a specialty gift boutique.

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Keywords: retailing  
Year-End Check Up (Literally) and 2012 Planning
  • January 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow, it's been a crazy two months! I hope that everyone enjoyed a fabulous and busy holiday season! I kicked off the holidays by traveling down to California in November to visit family and attend the

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Keywords: retailing   salon decor/design   salon services  
New Year: New Menu Items and Lots of Opportunities
  • January 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Happy New Year! I can't believe that 2011 has come and gone. The start of 2012 is bringing new business, new menu items, and hopefully lots of new opportunities.Before 2011 ended, however, there was so much

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Keywords: clients   retailing   salon services  
End-of-the-Year Rush
  • December 2, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Oh my word it’s December. I can hardly believe it. As much as I am already looking forward to the New Year (work wise) I am not ready to move on. I feel as if there

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Keywords: retailing   salon services   staff training  
A Great-Selling Retail Product
  • October 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, I finally got my nails redone but had to stay until almost 10 o'clock to accomplish it. I figured if I'm only going to do them every six weeks I'm going all out! October has

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Keywords: retailing   salon services  
Halloween Decor and Much More
  • October 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

What a whirlwind this job can be! I was so busy this summer that whenever I had an idea for something I wanted to do in the studio, it just got added to my to-do list.

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Keywords: retailing   salon services   staff training  
Great Referrals, Not-So-Great Retail
  • September 19, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s hard to believe I’m at the six month mark in my new location, and it has been an incredible start! This summer really exceeded my expectations for growth, especially since we didn’t get much summer

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   retailing  
Tickled Pink Bath Boutique
  • September 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I am reviving my old bath and body products. More than 15 years ago I started manufacturing soaps, lotions, salves, body sprays, scrubs, etc. I have studied herbal medicine and aromatherapy so will also be incorporating

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Keywords: retailing  
Saving Time with Technology
  • May 2, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

It has been an amazing first six weeks at the new studio! I’m pleased to say that I've been booked between 60-68% for the past three weeks (up from the 40% I started with) and exceeded

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Keywords: clients   retailing   salon services  
Out With the Old, In with the New
  • April 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

This week around the studio I have really been focusing on changing things up by adding some new things. I have been working on making the outside more appealing by redoing some of the flowerbeds that

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Keywords: networking   retailing  
Successful Retail and Time Management
  • April 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I've just finished my fourth week in the new studio, and it’s been going better than I ever expected! I've been so busy taking care of clients, learning new software, and handling retail that I haven’t

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Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   retailing   salon services  
State Board Visit and Salon Opening
  • April 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

As I mentioned in my last post, I just finished a year as a booth renter in a salon on Camano Island. In Washington State, booth renters also have to obtain a salon license, which I

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Keywords: retailing   salon decor/design  
New Products
  • January 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Several years ago, I manufactured bath and body products. I still have all my old recipes and kept notes on the ones that were most popular and that had the best results. I’ve finally gotten some

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Keywords: retailing  
Christmas Party
  • December 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We had a Christmas party at the salon as a customer appreciation event. My day got off to a late start. Due to inclement weather, there was a two-hour delay with the elementary school opening, so

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Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   retailing   salon services  
Extra, Extra: Read All About It
  • December 20, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I placed an ad in the local paper for January. I also have signed on with a local magazine to do an ad. My goal is to get the word out. In the ads, I offered

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   retailing   staff training  
Stocking Our Retail Boutique
  • December 3, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Now that we’ve gotten somewhat settled in our new location and with all of our services, we are thinking about our retail products. The dilemma has been whether to purchase premade retail products or to have

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