OOOOOOOH I’m Scared
  • January 12, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

I remember a client who threatened to report me to the Better Business Bureau. It’s been several years now, but it just came to mind while I was perusing the inter-web looking for info that might

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Show Me the Nails
  • January 9, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

So I’m looking through the magazine racks at Borders awhile back. Man, do they have a lot of magazines! Magazines I’ve never heard of. Magazines that are solely dedicated to subjects so obscure that I can’t

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Ambassadors to the Industry
  • January 5, 2009
  • Maggie Franklin

Look at the smile line on these nails Lois did on my client.A long time ago, before I bought my PDA, I had a three-ring binder for my appointment book. I printed out the calendar sheets

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
If It Quacks Like a Duck …
  • December 31, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

I remember when nails that flared were a sign of poor sculpting skills. I used to have a client who went to another tech for her nails and came to me for her nail art. She

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Keywords: clients   salon services  
"No Soup for You!"
  • December 29, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

This morning the BF and I were discussing various merchants and their reasons for refusing to open locations in our area, or reasons why they no longer have locations in our area. Here in Visa-ville we have

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Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  
Just a Thought
  • December 22, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

So the holidays are upon us once again. No matter which ones you celebrate (and I say celebrate them all!), this time of year offers some big occasion to make sure you are stressed out to

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Keywords: clients  
At Least They’ll Get There This Year
  • December 19, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

I always try to send holiday cards. My goal is to get them in the mail on the Monday after Thanksgiving.  HAH! One year I actually handed each client their card as I saw them —

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What I Really Want to Do Is Direct
  • December 15, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

I would love to be an educator. For a manufacturer, freelance, or even as an instructor in a school — as long as I get to teach nails. Because that’s pretty much the only thing I

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Keywords: nail tech issues   tradeshows  
This One’s for Madison
  • December 12, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

It’s not that I don’t like children, exactly, it’s more like a severe allergy. Every time I’m around them I start to itch and break out in hives. Nevertheless, I managed to suffer through several years

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Keywords: clients  
Raised by Wolves
  • December 9, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

So I spent the weekend attending the “first annual Rockstarz Nail Extravaganza” hosted by Melissa Garcia, our local Young Nails distributor. A great many stories come to mind when I think back on all the years I’ve

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What a Turn Around
  • December 5, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Wednesdays are supposed to be my “getting s**t done” day but lately my Wednesdays have been filled with running errands with my mom instead of running my own errands. So here I am trying to get

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Keywords: clients   money  
Yawn, Stretch ... Whuh? OH!
  • December 2, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

You’d think that with four days off in a row you’d have logged onto the NAILS website Monday morning, clicked the link to your favorite blog, and been greeted with a shining new entry from Maggie.

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Keywords: clients   money  
I’m Not So Sure
  • November 25, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

Everyone has been whining about the economy for quite some time now. I even started to worry myself. Then it occurred to me that I have worked through a recession before. Or so I’d heard. Honestly, I

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Would You Have Ever Guessed?
  • November 21, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

It’s true. I’m shy. Not just shy, mind you, but pretty much terrified of social interaction. I compensate with narcissism. I don’t know why my clients put up with me. Today I accompanied my mother to a

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Non Compete Agreements... How Weird
  • November 17, 2008
  • Maggie Franklin

I don’t get it. The whole concept of a non-compete contract.  OK, I mean, I get the concept. I guess I don’t get why a salon owner would lack the confidence in her business to make

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