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Reader to Reader: How does your computer save your life?

January 26, 2009  | Article

Once you've switched to a computerized system of scheduling clients, tracking sales and managing inventory, there's no going back to a manual system.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   Reader to Reader   retailing   staff management  

The Coaching Chronicles: Installment #3, Retail and Staff Management

January 1, 2009  | Article

Editor’s Note: In this occasional series, we follow along as -Adrienne, a mother of two who moved last year with her husband to North Carolina, works to rebuild her nail business from scratch. She’s working with Heather, a certified salon success coach, to help her succeed. If you missed the first two installments, see NAILS’ -February and June 2008 issues or visit The Coaching Chronicles blog at http://blogs.nailsmag.com/coach.

Keywords: blogs   business tools   finding/retaining staff   marketing/promotions   networking  

Recession-Proofing Your Salon

January 1, 2009  | Article

History has proved that even during economic downturns, people will continue to pay for a little bit of “feel good.” Here are some ideas to make sure your salon can maintain a thriving clientele even in tough times.

Keywords: business building   business tools   customer service   keeping your business competitive  

Your Salon Can Make a Difference This Holiday Season

December 1, 2008  | Article

’Tis the season for giving. Use your salon’s clout and expertise to give back to the community with these easy ideas.

Keywords: business tools   charity   marketing/promotions   professional image  

“Do You Take Credit Cards?”

November 1, 2008  | Article

One way of enhancing your clients’ overall experience is to increase their convenience by offering alternate forms of payment. Here are some things you need to know if you accept credit cards.

Keywords: business tools   customer service   keeping your business competitive  

Insurance — Do You Know What you Need?

November 1, 2008  | Article

Of the many decisions salon owners are faced with every day, one that is often overlooked or put off is the issue of insurance. Worker’s comp, disability, liability, life, and medical are just the beginning. You name it, it’s out there. So how does a salon remain protected while staying above the bottom line?

Keywords: business tools   consultants   finance   insurance  

Me and You — So Happy Together?

October 1, 2008  | Article

It’s easy to see the benefits of a partner in our personal and social lives — but are there benefits to a partner in business? An LLC might be a better way to structure your business.

Keywords: business tools   finance   opening a new salon   staff management  

How to Host a Successful Networking Event

October 1, 2008  | Article

To organize a networking event for nail techs takes an enormous amount of work and discipline, but the rewards are worth it. Learn the steps to make your event go off without a hitch.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   networking   tradeshows  

Tech Has a Gift for Graphic Design

October 1, 2008  | Article

When Colleen VanDurme designed business cards for her own nail business, another venture designing salon marketing materials for others took off.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business cards   business tools   marketing/promotions  

Graphic Design 101

October 1, 2008  | Article

Graphic design can make or break the image of a nail salon. Whether or not you have a consciously crafted image, your nail salon’s brand is expressed through the look of your salon materials.

Keywords: building your clientele   business tools   keeping your business competitive   logo   marketing/promotions  

Reach Out to Your Instructors

July 1, 2008  | Article

Salon success handbook advises it is important to develop a working relationship with trainers in the industry.

Keywords: books   business tools   keeping your business competitive   sustainable business  

Get Your Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

June 1, 2008  | Article

Expert business advice given on a weekly basis and delivered right to your inbox.

Keywords: business tools   coaching   keeping your business competitive  

Strategies for Weathering the Economic Storm

May 1, 2008  | Article

Neil Ducoff, CEO of Strategies, gives a little economic advice.

Keywords: business building   business tools   economy   keeping your business competitive   service pricing  

Spin the Wheel! Playing the Classification Game

April 1, 2008  | Article

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.

Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

Take Control of Your Appointment Schedule

March 1, 2008  | Article

Everyone wants to be the master of her own time, but with clients, friends, and family all pulling in different directions, how can we? This is a call to all nail professionals to snatch your appointment book from the hands of your well-meaning (but clueless) clients, and take control.

Keywords: business tools   client scheduling   organization   service pricing  

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