March 21, 2016
Growing your business typically means an increase: in space, in product, or in staff. But some techs have learned a narrow focus sometimes brings the greatest success. We asked five nail techs to tell about their “small solutions” in their own words.
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March 17, 2015
Laws concerning tips, taxes, and technicians can get confusing. Take this quick test to see if you’re operating on the right side of the law.
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November 17, 2014
We typically break down our working status into three categories: employee, booth renter, and independent contractor. It’s a wise business owner who understands how the IRS determines exactly which is which in their eyes.
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May 29, 2014
Milady’s Booth Renting 101: A Guide for the Independent Stylist is a must-have guide for booth renters looking to start and successfully run a booth rental business.
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March 12, 2014
Don’t be left shaking your head and emptying your bank account. Learn from these techs as they share their stories of red flags they saw — and ignored.
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December 22, 2013
It is a true, life-changing story that can easily happen to anyone who is not classifying salon personnel correctly in the eyes of the government. You probably think you know the rules about employment classifications, but you’re probably wrong.
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August 14, 2012
Booth renters work together in harmony in this successful salon in the uniquely green city of Portland, Ore.
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May 19, 2011
For booth renters and salon owners, keeping track of income and expenses is not the most exciting task, but it’s a necessary one. Keeping your business records in order will not only keep Uncle Sam smiling, it will enable you to understand your financial footing.
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March 15, 2011
For some nail techs, the dedication in their nail services is fueled by the dream of one day opening a salon of their own. But it can take more than just perseverance and savings to get started. Procuring financing in today’s economy can test the wits of even the most business- savvy techs.
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November 17, 2010
Being your own boss is a rewarding choice, but it takes commitment and perseverance. Seasoned techs offer tips to help you succeed.
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August 1, 2009
There is pretty much no such thing as an independent contractor in the beauty industry.
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April 1, 2008
Spin the Wheel: Playing the Classification Game — In the salon industry, workers most often operate in one of three ways: as employees, booth renters, or independent contractors. But for years many salons have incorrectly labeled their independent contractors and may have put themselves at risk of having the IRS reclassify their workers. Find out if you're doing things correctly or if you're just spinning the wheel and seeing where it lands.
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January 1, 2008
Maisie Dunbar goes on the road to check out Giovanni's full-service salon in the neighboring town of Largo, Maryland.
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March 1, 2005
If they were audited, a large percentage of the salon owners in the beauty industry today could not pass the tests determining their workers’ tax status imposed by the IRS or by their individual state, says our expert. As tax time approaches, know the facts. The financial fall-out from misclassifying your staff can be devastating.
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January 1, 2005
Whether it’s working in a home-based salon, a nails-only or full service salon, or a day spa, every nail technician has a definite opinion on where a nail professional can be most successful.
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