September 4, 2009
If you’re looking to build your clientele, there’s no need to discount your services, but you can run specials and use some creative marketing, says Sharon Frenz, co-owner of Fusion Hair and Nail Studio in Tomah, Wis. “I’ve gone from a so-so book to a completely full book in less than a year,” says Frenz, who shares these tips.
Keywords: 2010 Project building your clientele business building marketing/promotions
September 1, 2009
Sometimes it’s not that you need to get more clients (we’ve already told you that it costs more to get a new client than it does to keep an old one), but that you need to get more out of your clients. That might mean sending them home with a service-preserving retail item (we’ll get to retail in the very near future) or an incentive to entice them to try a new service.
Keywords: 2010 Project adding new services Minx Nails
August 25, 2009
Last-minute openings in your appointment book are inevitable, but these days filling them can mean the difference between being able to pay all of your bills and, well, not being able to. Thankfully, up-to-the-minute social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are starting to hit their stride, just in time for you to take advantage of the marketing capabilities they have to offer.
Keywords: 2010 Project client scheduling Facebook marketing social media Twitter
August 18, 2009
It’s a strategy supermarkets have been employing successfully for years. “Club cards” — or store “memberships” — build loyalty, provide perceived value, and can even raise cash.
Keywords: 2010 Project loyalty programs
August 12, 2009
Everyone needs to promote more, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend more. Think about guerilla marketing. Guerilla marketing means thinking outside the traditional ways of marketing.
Keywords: 2010 Project building your clientele business building marketing/promotions youth marketing
July 31, 2009
Earlier this year, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama. It has the potential to have a significant impact on small businesses (like salons) by providing tax incentives and financing opportunities that will help small business owners create jobs. The idea is to make it easier for small businesses to get loans.
Keywords: 2010 Project finance