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Just My Opinion: Step Up, Show Up, and Speak Up!

January 1, 2010  | Article

Keywords: adding new services   competitions   continuing education   Just My Opinion   keeping your business competitive  

Motivating Across the Generational Divide

December 1, 2009  | Article

Recognizing what’s important to our employees and clients is more than knowing their favorite shade of polish or the names of their children; it’s about understanding that they embrace the things they do, in part, because of what the world looked like as they grew up.

Keywords: business tools   customer service   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   staff management  

Seven Ways to Market to Seniors

November 1, 2009  | Article

When mobility becomes limited, aging men and women who always saw pedicures as a beauty treatment may realize it’s a great alternative to monthly visits to the podiatrist for basic foot maintenance. Tap into this niche of golden girls and guys with some targeted marketing techniques.

Keywords: elderly clients   keeping your business competitive   Mother's Day   niche marketing   special needs clients  

Survival Tips:Staying Afloat in a Sinking Economy

August 1, 2009  | Article

Nail salons are one of the more resilient businesses in stagnating economies, but the current downturn has reached everyone to some extent. Many salons are still thriving despite the slowdown — so what’s their secret? Seven techs share their experiences on how they’re beating the odds to stay afloat.

Keywords: business building   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   recession  

On My Mind: What Is Your Stimulus Package?

May 1, 2009  | Article

It might be time to offer a short term "stimulus package" to keep your clients' business in this uncertain economy.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   On My Mind   sustainable business  

The ABCs and 123s of Customer Service

May 1, 2009  | Article

Sometimes we feel so much pressure to be more and do more for clients we overlook the elementary principles of customer service. But instead of fretting about what to do next, try going back to the basics.

Keywords: business tools   career handbook   customer service   keeping your business competitive   newbie  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Life

April 1, 2009  | Article

Learn to say “no thank you” to things that don’t match your goals or you just don’t enjoy. And start saying “yes” to things that are more fun, rewarding, and interesting.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Salon

April 1, 2009  | Article

Having problems getting that bottom drawer shut all the way? Do you have boxes, plastic bins, and show bags filled with unused goodies sitting in odd corners? Do you have a cupboard filled to overflowing with nail products and supplies? If so, it’s time to reorganize.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   organization   promoting your services  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Books

April 1, 2009  | Article

Clean up the book? Update client files? Isn’t that like cleaning out the attic — a good idea, but not something you actually get around to? It’s a matter of setting aside the time — your clients will notice and your retention rate might improve.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

Boosting Morale In A Sagging Economy

March 1, 2009  | Article

The news is reporting layoffs, bailouts, and an unstable world market.  Clients are murmuring about tight budgets and personal cutbacks.  With the air heavy with dread, nail techs should focus on their psyche and their systems.

Keywords: economy   keeping your business competitive   reader surveys   sustainable business  

On My Mind: Are Nail Services Endangered Treatments?

March 1, 2009  | Article

Nail salon techs need to be flexible and stay positive in order to survive in today's economic climate.

Keywords: economy   keeping your business competitive   On My Mind   sustainable business  

The Nitty Gritty Guide to Marketing Your Salon

March 1, 2009  | Article

Get the lowdown on: the dos and don'ts of website design, salon-finder sites, the Yellow Pages (printed and online), designing a great business card, placing a newspaper ad, and more.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   Mother's Day  

With Our Compliments

February 1, 2009  | Article

Clients make a choice every time they open their wallets and spend their hard-earned money in your salon. Make that choice easier with value-added services that cost you little or nothing for the client to enjoy.

Keywords: add-on services   business tools   customer service   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions  

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  

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  

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