More Clocks
  • April 30, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Friday mornings there is supposed to be a new entry posted. Which generally means that sometime on Thursday each week, I sit down and type up whatever industry-related thing has preoccupied my mind for the few

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Keywords: Art of Nailz   retailing  
The Hardest Part
  • April 28, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Doctors have patience, I don't.  At the moment I am waiting. Waiting on several people. I am waiting for the guy who runs that slideshow downstairs to put my ad on it. I am waiting for my

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
Holding Down the Fort
  • April 23, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I was supposed to be waking up in Vegas this morning. Instead, I am once again behind the desk at the salon, waiting on clients to arrive.What happened? Why aren't I at IBS Las Vegas? Why

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Keywords: Art of Nailz   retailing  
An Extra Hand
  • April 21, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

This weekend was our local Antique Farm Equipment Show. Which is sort of a strange event if you aren't from an area dedicated to agriculture. But around these parts, ag is a big deal, so it

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And to Top It All Off!
  • April 16, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

There are so many things going on in my life right this second — and I think I've already mentioned that I'm not much of a multi-tasker — my head is spinning like I've been riding

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Ugh. Just Ugh.
  • April 14, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So this week's project is to work out an official logo for my salon.  I had an epiphany last night. You know, one of those visions just before you fall asleep that makes you want to

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
Relying on Common Sense
  • April 9, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So today while I was slicing open the boxes for my newest set of shelving units (because you just can't have enough) with my straight razor blade it occurred to me, I sure hope my state

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Marketing Mania
  • April 7, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Marketing is my favorite part of owning my own business. In fact, it's my favorite part of anyone I know owning their own business. I love marketing. Especially if it involves someone else's money. Someday I

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Keywords: marketing/promotions  
Meow
  • April 5, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Apparently it's been far too long since I was in a good fight. Not a hair-pulling, eye-gouging fist fight — I almost never win those. But a good old-fashioned voice-raised, ranting, gesticulating-wildly soap-box brawl. Today I yelled

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I Could Refer You to a Good Nail Tech, Y'Know
  • March 31, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

My mother went to cosmetology school right out of high school and became a fully licensed cosmo in California in 1964. By 1967, she had been forced out of the industry because of severe contact dermatitis;

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Keywords: Art of Nailz  
Simple Math
  • March 26, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

I'm sure to re-address the subject of tipping several times over the life of this blog. For one thing, it's a perennial favorite subject for discussion and there are so many sides to the issue —

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Keywords: professionalism  
Going Cross-Eyed
  • March 24, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So whose idea was it to embed these little clay cane slices in the nails? I want to hurt you. In case you've been out of the loop, I guess it's been a year or two now

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Keywords: salon services  
Barns vs. Silverware
  • March 19, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

It has long been known that a really good way to annoy a manicurist is to "paint" your nails.  How it is that the word "paint" used in conjunction with what you intend to do to

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I Think They're Cute
  • March 16, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

So you recall the other day when I said I Minxed my tootsies instead of being productive and organizing my nail art drawer? First off, this morning that came back to bite me in the butt when

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
But It's Not Your Art!
  • March 12, 2010
  • Maggie Franklin

Look. I like Minx and all its various counterparts as much as the next gal ... Well, OK, maybe not. I want to like it, but honestly, I think it needs some tweaking before I could

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Keywords: competitions   salon services  

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