November 1, 2003
How a salon chooses to pay its staff can make all the difference in employee retention, quality of service, profitability, and your ability to compete. After payroll, salon owners are often left only with their own tip money and revenue from services they've performed. Should you abandon the traditional commission structure for a pay system that rewards behaviors that are key to the salon's overall success?
Keywords: business keeping your business competitive money service pricing staff management
November 1, 2003
Frustrations with nail product distribution have led to manufacturers to refocus on the "little guy."
Keywords: As I See It business retailing
February 1, 2003
Brooks & Butterfield Ltd. in Northampton, Mass., is the creative brainchild of two women who wanted to create the most specialized spa in its market. With their backgrounds in the beauty industry, it was inevitable that this year-old spa would become an instant success.
Keywords: business day spa marketing/promotions opening a new salon salon profiles
October 1, 1997
It took five years and more than $100,000, but Nails Now! Owner Ira Bloom finally prevailed in his quest for the IRS to recognize his nail technicians as independent contractors.
Keywords: booth rental business business tools employee issues independent contractors
June 1, 1997
If the IRS asked to examine your salon's Federal Tax returns, would you survive the audit? Read on for an account of a salon owner who thought she was doing everything "by the book."
Keywords: booth rental business finance independent contractors opening a new salon
April 1, 1995
Incorporating your salon can protect your personal assets and establish it as a professionals run business.
June 1, 1993
Top salons use promotional gimmicks, discounts and targeted advertising to get clients to try their pedicures.
Keywords: advertising/promotions business coupons direct mail marketing/promotions