Merry Christmas to Me
  • December 23, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So this year was going along quite nicely and at an acceptable pace and then all of a sudden, somewhere along the line, I got it in my head to go back to calling myself a

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I Was Told There'd be No Math
  • December 18, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I've mentioned my grasshopper nature already. As such, you can imagine that it's very important to me to find a bank that offers overdraft protection. I'm a complete loser when it comes to managing money. It's comforting

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Perils and Pitfalls
  • December 16, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

As I begin my third week of work in my new "smallon" (that's my new word for a really small salon — think it'll catch on?), I am discovering the perils and pitfalls of opening a

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
I've Always Wanted to Incite a Riot
  • December 11, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, I got a message via Facebook yesterday regarding all my ranting about the Dr. Oz fiasco. She wanted to know what I thought the answer was. Of course I sat down and wrote back. And,

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Keywords: BeautyTech.com   clients   nail tech issues   professionalism  
A Little Accountability, Please
  • December 9, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

That's all I'm sayin'. So those of you who subscribe to the mailing list at BeautyTech are already painfully aware Dr. Oz apparently harbors some personal resentment toward some of the most popular services and products used

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I Swore I Wouldn't Do This
  • December 4, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

When I closed my salon in 2007 I was already pretty sure I'd be back out on my own in a few years. Thing is, I swore to myself that the next time I opened my

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
Even Cows Get Tipped
  • November 30, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Sometimes I consider implementing a "no-tipping" policy. Being as how my income from tips averages out at about two bucks a client over the year, it seems like it wouldn't really cost me much and maybe

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Keywords: money  
Monkey + Banana + Chair = My New Salon
  • November 20, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So about a million years ago I remember some teacher of some subject at some school somewhere relaying a little story about a research project about cognitive thinking.  If you put a monkey in a room

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Just One More About ...
  • November 18, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Competition. Well, I should warn you: This is my new "thing." I have committed to mastering this competition thing. It's the next portion of my resume that I really want to fill out — and if

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Keywords: competitions  
At Least I'm Good at Failing!
  • November 13, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, thanks to several cancellations earlier this week, my entire day on Thursday opened up. Seriously, I haven't had a day that sad in months! People, get your nails done! This nail lady needs new shoes!

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Keywords: competitions  
The New Desk
  • November 9, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, for some time now I have been wanting a new desk. I love the one I have, but I had it built 14 years ago for a very specific place. Coming up on a decade

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Supply Side Economics
  • November 6, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, here in California we're supposed to throw our files away after each client. Believe me, I can go on more than one rant from here! But what I'm thinking about today is why don't the

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Just Sayin’
  • November 4, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So, I have less than two weeks left before the next competition being held in Sacramento. This one is the big season finale. I think it's pretty cool that we now have competition seasons that end

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Keywords: competitions  
The Right Space
  • October 30, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Don't ask why (who knows how my brain works?), but the other day I was thinking about doing homework. Like I did (well, not did, exactly, so much as was supposed to do) back in school

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Raising the Dead
  • October 28, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Thing is, we all love nail polish. For most of us, our introduction to the very concept of nails as part of our overall fashion image goes back to the first time our moms — or

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Keywords: clients   salon services  

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