I Blame Pinterest
  • May 13, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie is tired of being asked to copy someone else’s nail art.

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Keywords: Instagram   nail art   Pinterest  
Mind the Gap
  • May 9, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

In her latest rant, Maggie takes on the shortcomings of most nail schools.

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   education  
You Didn’t Invent Nothin’
  • May 5, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Think you’ve got a new idea? Maggie disagrees.

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Keywords: glitter acrylics   waterless manicures   waterless pedicures  
This Boss Stuff
  • May 2, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie is finding that being a boss is a learning experience.

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Keywords: employee issues   hiring nail technicians  
Trust Me, I’ve Done This Before
  • April 30, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie wonders why it is that clients still don’t know how to sit and extend their hands properly.

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Keywords: client issues   clients  
Quality Canvas
  • April 25, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie says great nail art doesn’t make up for sloppy nails underneath.

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Keywords: nail art  
Finding Time
  • April 23, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie is discovering it takes time to train a new employee.

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Keywords: employee issues   staff training  
Poser? Has-been? Or Venerable Sage?
  • April 18, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie is dubious of advice from certain “experts.”

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Last-Minute Notice
  • April 16, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie’s not so keen on strict last-minute cancellation policies.

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Keywords: cancellation fees   policies and procedures  
VIP Status
  • April 14, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Maggie got an e-mail about a tradeshow at an undisclosed location.

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Asking Too Much
  • April 9, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Freelance educating is great, but how can you reasonably require your students to not share what they learn from you?

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Keywords: continuing education   education  
So I Chose to Hire …
  • April 4, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

After nearly 22 years of working in the salon industry, I have had plenty of opportunity to draw my own conclusions about the prevalence of booth rent.

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Keywords: booth rental   employee issues  
If It Ain’t Broke...
  • April 2, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Henchman Kristen was supposed to officially start yesterday — April 1. But last-minute set-up needs, and a flurry of paperwork and worker classification and compensation research has me in a panic.

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Keywords: employee issues  
Musical Appointments
  • March 28, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

I hate changing people around. From the git-go, I have always been likely to keep your appointment where you put it originally.

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Keywords: client scheduling  
What Other People [Think They] Know
  • March 26, 2014
  • Maggie Franklin

Yes, I am coming to understand the reasons small business owners avoid hiring employees. On the other hand, I’m also finding that it’s neither as expensive nor as intimidating as some business owners would lead you to believe.

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Keywords: employee issues  

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