Hunger Games Collection a Hit
  • March 28, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

On my last blog update I was talking about the option of moving back into a renter position. I have decided not to do that. I love my office hands down. I am just not willing

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
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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Keywords: Makeda   marketing/promotions   salon decor/design  
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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Keywords: Makeda   salon decor/design  
Finally, I Can Breathe!
  • March 7, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I know you all have been wondering where I've been. I've been really working hard trying to give Bmore Polished Nail Bar a home. I have finally found a location. It's one street over from the

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Keywords: 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  
To Rent or Own?
  • February 22, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

February has been a crazy month, and some new business prospects are landing on my plateJust to recap, I work out of an office space in a busy shopping center that is host to other small

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Keywords: clients   networking   staff training  
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  
Q & A: Soft Opening
  • February 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

How can I do a soft opening for a skin spa? What do I need to do? What gift should I give out? Thanks,ConnieHello Connie,For my soft opening I invited my friends, family, and the surrounding

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Keywords: public relations   Q&A   salon services  
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  
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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Keywords: Makeda   staff training  
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  
Revamped Referral Progam
  • January 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

How is it possible that this month is already more than half over?! I know I took a week off, but still!My much needed vacation was the perfect way to start my new year. I came

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Keywords: marketing/promotions   public relations   salon services  
Q & A: Nail Salon - Laundromat Combo
  • January 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

We just opened up a brand new state-of-the-art laundromat. We have some space right in the front, where we are adding a small nail salon and may be a tanning booth to attract more customers for

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Keywords: Q&A   salon services  
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  
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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Keywords: Makeda   staff training  

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